Insights on ESG: Regulation of ESG data and ratings providers / ESG data and ratings in the debt and equity capital markets (October 2023)
On this call, our experts will cover UK and EU proposals in respect of the oversight of ESG data and ratings providers, as well as practical considerations for products such as the debt and equity capital markets that use ESG data and ratings.
It has been a busy few months of policy and legislative developments in both the EU and the UK. On this call, the panel provided key updates, including in respect of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, EU and UK approaches to the oversight of ESG data and rating providers, the EU and UK Emissions Trading Schemes and the publication of the International Sustainability Standards Board's first sustainability-related reporting standards. As well as assessing the impact of these developments for UK/EU and non-UK/EU entities, the panel looked at what to expect over the next few months and some of the key potential impacts for firms.
At this webinar, panellists explored emerging trends in ESG-related litigation and enforcement action and discussed the steps firms in the EU, UK and US should be taking to manage risks and address the challenges brought about by a growing roster of stakeholders seeking to hold market participants to account.
This webinar explores how the UK and European sustainability reporting requirements, which started from the same place and broadly have the same aim – to help "green the financial system", are now developing at different speeds and in different ways, causing concern for companies, who have to produce the information, and investors, who have to use the information, alike. Our webinar will also cover the current status, including updates on the recent Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), as well as what to look for on this topic in the coming months.
2023 looks set to be a busy year for EU and UK ESG regulation, with new reporting requirements coming into effect and a number of key pieces of legislation in the process of being finalised, including the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, ESG aspects of the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation, and ongoing work on climate stress testing and managing greenwashing risks, as well as the UK's Net Zero Review and developments around sustainability disclosure requirements. On this call, the panel looked at what to expect in 2023 and some of the key potential impacts for regulated and unregulated entities.