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Banks sharpen focus on financial education

Banks sharpen focus on financial education

With reporting on climate goals well under way, lenders are starting to develop targets for the social pillar of their ESG strategies. Financial inclusion and, increasingly, financial health are focus areas. 

Cop26 targets pushed back under threat of being sued

Cop26 targets pushed back under threat of being sued

Countries party to the Energy Charter Treaty are under yet more pressure to reform the agreement following the Cop26 climate summit, with Denmark and New Zealand admitting the threat of investor-state lawsuits has hindered their climate policy ambitions.

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New ESG standards on securities lending welcomed after falling-out

New ESG standards on securities lending welcomed after falling-out

After a split, two groups recently launched separate ESG-focused guidance on securities lending, while the US SEC plans to make the practice less opaque and help assess its effect on shareholder voting. Investors hope the moves will make the business more sustainable and transparent.

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