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ESG Regulatory Updates

27/05/2024
Industrial policy: Council gives final approval to the net-zero industry act
EU
27/05/2024
Green transition: Council gives its final approval to the ecodesign regulation
EU
27/05/2024
Fit for 55: Council gives final green light to cut methane emissions in the energy sector
EU
24/05/2024
Corporate sustainability due diligence: Council gives its final approval
EU
16/05/2024
Transition to integrated reporting: A guide to getting started
Worldwide
14/05/2024
Final Report: Guidelines on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms
EU
13/05/2024
Regulation on strengthening CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles
EU
03/05/2024
Hong Kong Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance
HK
03/05/2024
Guide on effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting
EU
25/04/2024
Air pollution: Parliament adopts revised law to improve air quality
EU
26/04/2024
Parliament approves a revision of the EU’s common agricultural policy
EU
26/04/2024
New EU rules to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging Copy
EU
26/04/2024
Investor guidance for the 2023 Gender Benchmark
Worldwide
01/01/2025
Implementation Guidance for Climate Disclosures under HKEX ESG reporting framework
HK
12/04/2024
Methane: Parliament adopts new law to reduce emissions from energy sector
EU
12/04/2024
New EU rules to improve urban wastewater treatment and reuse
EU
12/04/2024
MEPs adopt stricter CO2 emissions targets for trucks and buses Copy
EU
12/04/2024
Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Stronger Clean Air Standards for Chemical Plants, Lowering Cancer Risk and Advancing Environmental Justice
US
01/04/2024
NTIA Adopts New Measures to Streamline Environmental Impact Permitting Review for “Internet for All” Projects Copy
US
28/03/2024
Environment Agency publishes guidance on production of green hydrogen
UK
26/03/2024
Guidance issued on managing climate-related risks
NZ
25/03/2024
U.S Government’s National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
US
06/03/2024
SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
US
18/12/2023
EU wide assessment of the draft updated National Energy and Climate Plans
EU
14/12/2023
Corporate due diligence rules agreed to safeguard human rights and environment
EU
14/12/2023
FCA welcomes the launch of industry code of conduct for ESG ratings and data products providers
UK
CMA issues its first informal guidance to help green initiatives
UK
Draft report & call for feedback on EU taxonomy-aligning benchmarks
EU
11/12/2023
ACCC releases eight principles to guide businesses’ environmental claims
AU
12/08/2023
2023 Gender Benchmark Scoring Guidelines
Worldwide
12/08/2023
The Methodology for the Heavy Industries Benchmark 2023
Worldwide
10/01/2028
Commission welcomes provisional agreement on modernising management of industrial emissions
EU
12/08/2023
Updated EU rules to decarbonise the gas market and create a hydrogen market
EU
29/11/2023
Sustainability disclosure and labelling regime confirmed by the FCA
UK
24/11/2023
Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels regime (Qualitative Research)
UK
GC23/3: Guidance on the anti-greenwashing rule
UK
11/09/2023
Unfair Contract Terms reforms commence
AU
20/06/2024
APRA and ASIC commence joint administration of the new Financial Accountability Regime
AU
09/01/2023
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CN
10/01/2023
Queensland’s better building standards
QLD, AUS
15/09/2023
Water Legislation Amendment Bill
QLD, AUS
15/09/2023
Mining Amendment (Mineral Claim – Opals) Bill 2023
NSW, AUS
10/03/2023
Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QLD, AUS
13/09/2023
The Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill
SA, AUS
09/07/2023
ASIC issues new legislative instruments for financial resource requirements and platforms
AU
09/07/2023
FSB and IMF outline comprehensive approach to identify and respond to macroeconomic and financial stability risks associated with crypto-assets
Worldwide
12/01/2023
New regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 will help provide better guidance to workers and employers on how to manage the risk of psychological injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
SA, AUS
09/01/2023
New items banned from today as SA moves to eliminate single use plastics
SA, AUS
15/08/2023
Land and Public Works Legislation Amendment Act 2023 comes into effect
WA, AUS
09/01/2023
Gambling related signage coming down across NSW
NSW
20/06/2024
The Not-for-Profit Governance Principles
AU
Australia joins international methane mitigation agreement
AU
07/11/2023
Public Statement Sustainability disclosure in prospectuses
EU
Mandatory climate disclosures proposed for large non-listcos from FY2027, all listcos from FY2025
SG
The consultation on a new Code of Conduct for Environmental, Social and Governance data and ratings providers
UK
07/04/2023
ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
Abu Dhabi
Consultation Paper on Proposed Code of Conduct for Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Rating and Data Product Providers
SG
01/01/2025
Commission welcomes political agreement on EU Banking Package
EU
01/01/2024
ISSB issues inaugural global sustainability disclosure standards
Global
13/06/2023
Sustainable finance package
EU
EBA consults on amendments to the Guidelines on money laundering and terrorist financing risk factors to include crypto-asset service providers
EU
07/01/2023
Get set for a minimum wage increase
AU
20/04/2023
Understanding the new climate-related disclosures regime
NZ
Opening Statement to Senate Economics Legislation Committee - May 2023
AU
05/11/2023
ASIC sharpens focus on credit and debt management
AU
05/05/2023
ASIC updates the implementation timeframe for the internal dispute resolution data reporting framework
AU
05/09/2023
AML Regtech: Network Analytics
HK
20/04/2023
Action Plan to Mobilize Finance for Asia’s Net Zero Transition
SG
20/04/2023
New laws to protect consumers of cosmetic procedures
QLD, AUS
20/04/2023
New sex offender monitoring laws reverse soft approach of LNP
QLD, AUS
13/04/2023
Expansion to the Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme
Global
Changes to the National Gas Law civil penalties and enforcement regime in Western Australia.
WA, AUS
FCA delays implementation of initial Sustainability Disclosure Requirements
UK
31/03/2023
New specialist technology company listing rules
HK
29/03/2023
Environment Protection and Other Legislation (EPOLA) Bill
QLD, AU
30/03/2023
Beasley family ‘over the moon’ as Jack’s Law passed by Queensland Parliament
QLD, AU
06/04/2023
The Disability Inclusion (Review Recommendations) Amendment Bill 2022
SA, AUS
World Bank Group Launches New Partnership Framework with Egypt to Support Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development
Global
21/03/2023
Fair Work Amendment (Right to Disconnect) Bill 2023 No. , 2023
AU
17/03/2023
Heavy Vehicle (Vehicle Standards) National Amendment Regulation 2023
QLD, AUS
16/03/2023
ESG Community Housing Standard
AU
20/06/2024
Guidelines on Climate Risk Management
Canada
28/02/2023
Sustainable finance: Provisional agreement reached on European green bonds
EU
16/02/2023
AUSTRAC cements partnership with United Kingdom to intensify fight against financial crime
AU/UK
03/02/2023
Good practices for handling whistleblower disclosures
AU
Draft agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
UN
Compliance directives issued after serious mining incidents
QLD, AUS
28/02/2023
The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (England) Regulations 2023
UK
Animal Welfare Laws- consultation paper
SA, AUS
National Battery Strategy-Australian government published the consultation paper
AU
06/02/2023
EBA releases the technical package for phase 1 of its 3.3 reporting framework
EU
UK ESG legislation trending in 2023
UK
17/01/2023
Finance launches new five-year Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)
01/04/2023
SEC Fall 2022 RegFlex Agenda – ESG-related Rulemaking
US
12/06/2022
Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022
AU
11/12/2022
Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022
AU
Discussion Paper - Project 113: Sexual Offences
AU
A legislative instrument that facilitates employee share schemes (ESS)
AU
19/12/2022
The Code of Conduct for ESG Evaluation and Data Providers
Japan
17/12/2022
New rent bidding rules start today
AU
Proposed regulations that set ZEV sales targets for manufacturers and importers of new passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks
CA
07/01/2023
NSW to reform casino tax rates
AU
Climate-related financial disclosure Consultation paper
AU
Code of Conduct for ESG data and ratings providers
UK
NSW Government to make rent bidding illegal
AU
Mandatory climate reporting regime
AU
401(K)
US
12/09/2022
Best Practice Principles for Australian Anti-Corruption Commissions
AU
20/06/2024
The corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD)
EU
16/12/2022
Disclosure Rules
US
07/02/2024
Council and Parliament agree to delay sustainability reporting for certain sectors and third-country companies by two years
EU
MEPs adopt new law banning greenwashing and misleading product information
EU
Air quality: Council and Parliament strike deal to strengthen standards in the EU
EU
23/02/2024
Authority releases second Reconciliation Action Plan
AU
18/01/2024
Interoperability considerations for GHG emissions when applying GRI Standards and ISSB Standards.
Worldwide
20/06/2024
ASIC proposes to remake managed investment scheme legislative instruments
AU
19/01/2024
Guidance on Satisfying the Geographical Requirements of the Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit
US
05/02/2024
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings: Council and Parliament reach agreement
EU
05/02/2024
Sustainability standard to accelerate accountability in the mining sector
Worldwide
20/06/2024
Nature restoration: Parliament adopts law to restore 20% of EU’s land and sea
EU
30/03/2023
National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill passes through Parliament
AU
20/06/2024
Regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 and substances that deplete the ozone layer, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 Copy
EU
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