Victor Smart

Crypto, Interviews
July 18, 2023

SEC’S Hester Peirce floats UK-US crypto sandbox idea

The senior Republican commissioner has proposed a joint UK-US crypto sandbox to boost innovation, as she steps up her criticisms...
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Climate, Interviews
July 10, 2023

SEC’s Hester Peirce accuses agency of sowing ESG ‘seeds of chaos’

Republican commissioner Hester Peirce launches her most scathing attack yet on the agency’s crowded policy agenda, at a time of...
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Climate, Interviews
July 5, 2023

ISSB’s Sue Lloyd: ‘No reason for anti-ESG movement to oppose new disclosure standards’

The vice-chair of the influential standard-setter is pushing for more banks to adopt new sustainability disclosure standards, in the face...
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Climate
June 7, 2023

Finance sector faces new EU corporate sustainability rules

Tense negotiations between the EU Council, European Parliament and European Commission over the coming months will decide whether financial institutions fall within...
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Climate
March 3, 2023

Regulators consider voluntary carbon market involvement

Regulators are considering the extent to which they should be intervening to ensure voluntary carbon markets are functioning effectively. Is...
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Climate
February 3, 2023

US ESG backlash: a tide-turning moment?

Anti-ESG sentiment dramatically came to the surface in the US last year with a series of high-profile Republican-led manoeuvres. But...
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Climate
February 1, 2023

SEC climate disclosure rules unlikely to be effective, suggests commissioner

With the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to publish its final climate disclosure rules in April this year,...
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Climate
January 4, 2023

Global taxonomies battle risks undermining green finance

Dozens of countries have embarked on developing their own sustainable taxonomies. Many use the ground-breaking, if flawed, EU taxonomy as...
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Markets
November 29, 2022

COP15: central banks join fight to save biodiversity

Financial regulators converge on COP15 in Montreal on December 7-19 determined to push nature loss high up the supervisory agenda....
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Climate
October 27, 2022

Climate stress testing comes of age but modelling challenges remain

Central banks report good progress on developing climate stress testing but critics point to weaknesses, including difficulties in modelling for...
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Prudential
September 29, 2022

European Parliament leans towards tough macro-prudential rules on bank climate exposures

Members of the European Parliament will shortly consider landmark proposals that would mobilise prudential regulation in the fight against climate...
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