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As more enterprises around the world adopt ESG standards for non-financial information disclosure, Chinese enterprises face a pressing need to catch up as they compete in markets with rising demand for quality ESG data. Many globally recognized and most prevalent standards, such as the GRI...

The European Union (EU) has entered the second year of implementing the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), a part of a legislative package on sustainable finance. The measures also include the Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (Taxonomy Regulation, hereinafter referred to as “TR”). In order to provide...

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) announced on March 31 that the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released its first exposure drafts of proposed standards of company sustainability and climate-related disclosures. The new standards will become a comprehensive global baseline, assisting the capital market...

On March 15, 2022, the European Council reached an agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) regulation. The mechanism stipulates that the EU will levy taxes on cement, aluminum, fertilizer, iron and steel, and other products imported from countries and regions with relatively loose...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading authority on climate science, released the “Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Report” (WG2 report) on February 27, 2022, as the second part of its sixth assessment report (AR6). The 3675-page report summarized the...

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics event has ended in success. What was amazing about this Winter Olympics was not only the high level of event management but also its practices and breakthroughs in sustainability. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympics and Paralympic Winter...

Stress testing is not an unfamiliar term to the financial sector. Ever since the global financial crisis, financial institutions have used stress tests as a key tool for assessing risks and resiliency of the financial system as well as individual institutions. With climate change increasingly...

The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is established to facilitate ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) investing as it has become the mainstream of the world of finance and investing. According to Bloomberg’s analysis, the global sustainable financial assets under management (AUM) reached USD37.8tr by...

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