European Commission: The European Commission has today published new guidelines on corporate climate-related information reporting, as part of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan. These guidelines will provide companies with practical recommendations on how to better report the impact that their activities are having on the climate as well as the impact of climate change on their business.
IPE: The proportion of women on the supervisory boards of Swedish companies is still too low, according to the head of the SEK335bn (€31.4bn) Swedish national pension fund AP2.
IPE: Hessen, which includes the city of Frankfurt, has become the first of Germany’s 16 federal states to sign the UN’s Principles on Responsible Investment (PRI).
IPE: This month, the European Commission is due to release guidelines on climate-related reporting by companies. These are to supplement existing guidelines on non- financial reporting that the Commission published in 2017 in connection with the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).
Corporate Advisor: This diversity drive is backed by a new report, which details the experiences of black professionals working in the investment management industry as well as black student considering their careers.
IPE: Swiss pension funds and other institutional investors are calling upon members of Switzerland’s lower house of parliament to back legislation making it mandatory for Swiss companies to carry out human rights due diligence.
IPE: The EU’s sustainability “taxonomy” could help investors reduce analysis costs and reputation risks, according to a member of the technical expert group developing the classification system.
Pensions & Investments: AP2, Gothenburg, Sweden, divested from equities and bonds in 60 producers of tobacco and nuclear weapons, a spokeswoman said.