On 25 November 2021, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) unveiled the Sustainable Finance Development Policy 2025 (“Policy”), developed in cooperation with the International Finance Corporation. The Policy, among other things, lists the tasks to be implemented in the Ukrainian financial services market in line with the best international practices and standards of environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulatory frameworks.
In yet another step forward on the SEC’s path toward a comprehensive ESG disclosure framework, on September 22, 2021, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance issued a Sample Letter to Companies on Climate Change Disclosure, relying on the Commission’s 2010 Climate Change Guidance.
In this special edition, Eva-Maria Segur Cabanac, a partner in our Vienna office and global sustainability lead for financial institutions, and Jennifer Klass, a partner in our New York office and co-chair of the financial regulation and enforcement practice in North America, talk with Ying Yi Liew on how the COVID-19 pandemic led to the prioritization of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations among FIs.
In the seventh installment in the Finding Balance series, we take a closer look at increasing regulatory scrutiny of financial institutions (FIs), in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Panacea for Sustainable Investing? How AI Can Help Funds Solve the ESG Data Challenge is a new infographic created by Euromoney Thought Leadership Consulting and commissioned by Baker McKenzie, outlining how artificial intelligence presents opportunities, challenges, and other issues for Financial Sponsors, specifically around ESG data. The infographic takes a closer look at how AI is being used for different business functions – covering both strategic and regulatory ESG considerations.
In common with other sectors of the economy, there is increasing commercial and competitive pressure from investors and those in positions of stewardship to favor green and sustainable investment. FIs also need to adopt high standards of transparency in the process. Read the key takeaways of the new installment of Finding Balance – Sustainability in Financial Institutions.