The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued a consultation paper to solicit opinions on the ESG disclosures of listed companies, the ESG rating of the securities market and the ESG investment in the asset management industry, to promote a more transparent and simplified development.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) issues a report expressing its opinion on the ESG funds naming rules issued by the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA).
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) releases the net-zero report of listed companies in China. CDP analyzes the development of 70 companies listed in China and Hong Kong through questionnaires and interviews and proposes the difficulties and solutions in net-zero transition.
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and China Central Depository and Clearing (CCDC) jointly release a white paper on China ESG practice, summarizing the current development of China’s ESG from three perspectives: regulation policy, ESG practices by enterprises and ESG practices in financial markets.
DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) is an important concept of ESG at the social level, which is usually applicable to companies and organizations implementing ESG strategy. The three elements of DEI are closely related to employees. Companies adopting DEI will assume more social responsibilities, gain advantages in improving creativity and work efficiency, and take the initiative in ESG development.
Morningstar launches the Global Sustainable Activities Involvement Indexes, which combines the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the revenue of listed companies to help investors choose investment targets that have more impact on the environment, society, and governance.