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.
Financing the gap: a blueprint for decarbonisation
Here, we explore the dynamics shaping global energy markets and the challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
We also identify 17 ways to accelerate the shift, from reforming corporate governance rules to reducing the liability risks around carbon capture, utilisation and storage.
Policy Programmes & International Alignment
Podcast: What business needs to know about the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation and its reporting requirementsRead more
EU Taxonomy Regulation: Climate Technical Screening Criteria a step closer to the statute booksRead more
Disclosure and data
Judicial review challenge of the UK FCA by environmental charity - spotlight on disclosure risksRead more
The FCA’s proposed anti-greenwashing rule and Sustainability Disclosure Requirements: what does “sustainable” mean?Read more
SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation deadlines – A compliance checklist for private banks, wealth managers and advisersRead more
Great Fund Insights: SFDR and taxonomy regulation deadlines – What EU asset managers need to knowRead more
New ESG disclosure regulation (SFDR) - what private banks, wealth managers and advisers need to knowRead more
Great Fund Insights podcast: Measuring ESG in real asset funds – benchmarking, disclosure and driving better practiceRead more
ESG litigation & disputes
Enforcement risks: UK FCA’s proposed anti-greenwashing rule and Sustainability Disclosure RequirementsRead more
Human Rights Committee rules in favour of Torres Strait Islanders in case on impacts of climate changeRead more
New Zealand Court of Appeal rejects claim seeking to hold large corporates accountable for climate emissionsRead more
ESG risk management and prudential regulation
Corporate governance, supply chain and shareholder engagement
Investment strategies and investor preferences
Financing the transition
Podcast: Perspectives on the future of banking: Transforming finance for a sustainable futureRead more
Real economy transition
Sustainable Transition seminar series 2023
Countdown to COP and beyond blog