Transition to a sustainable economy
Sustainability/ESG (environment, social and governance) issues are rising to the top of the agenda. The transition of the economy to align with the Paris Agreement aims and the UN Sustainable Development Goals is set to dominate the next decade.
Policy programmes are increasingly focusing on sustainability, such as the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy (RSFS), the UK Green Finance Strategy and UK Green Industrial Revolution. Coupled with increased ESG litigation and shareholder activism, and market-led developments in green, blue and sustainable finance, businesses across the investment chain are facing a plethora of new developments.
Allen & Overy can help you navigate the rising tide, with our cross-border, cross-functional and cross-sector insights. See below to explore our insights on developments in the key themes in the sustainability transition.
Policy Programmes & International Alignment
Disclosure and data
Great Fund Insights podcast: Measuring ESG in real asset funds – benchmarking, disclosure and driving better practiceRead more
FSMA publishes its interpretations and expectations on Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation in BelgiumRead more
Enhanced climate-related financial risk disclosure for companies with UK-listed sharesRead more
New SFDR principal adverse impacts (or PAI) regime – key pointsRead more
ESG risk management and prudential regulation
Corporate governance, supply chain and shareholder engagement
Investment strategies and investor preferences
Financing the transition
Framing securities lending for the sustainability era: ISLA-A&O white paperRead more
Great Fund Insights podcast: In conversation with PRI – navigating the ESG landscape in 2021 from a manager and investor perspectiveRead more
Updated Equator Principles: What You Should Know About Version 4Read more
Sustainable finance: Key considerations for loan documentsRead more
Real economy transition
Sustainable Transition Seminar Series 2021
Countdown to COP and beyond blog
Sustainability and UK pension schemes: Preparing for the new TCFD requirements