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Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2024

European Parliament adopts new certification framework for carbon removals | European Parliament adopts position on soil monitoring directive | EU
Regulatory Outlook

Environmental, social and governance | UK Regulatory Outlook April 2024

TPT publish sector-specific guidance | European Parliament adopts directive on delaying European sustainability reporting standards | UK competition regulator issues
ESG, sustainability and responsible business

EU strengthens its arsenal in fight against environmental crime

Revised legislation brings in 'qualified' offences to criminalise serious environmental damage and replaces the 2008 law
ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance

What is natural capital and what does it mean for investors and lenders in the UK and Europe?

While some natural capital-related regulatory requirements may currently only be voluntary, or not yet catch financial institutions, there may be

Delay in new statutory powers for UK Financial Reporting Council leads to postponement of planned headcount increase

Absence of legislation to expand its remit means FRC will instead focus on a year of consolidation to prioritise its
Financial Services

International Funds Legal Update | 28 March 2024

HNWI statement déjà vu, FCA reviews, guidance on climate-related disclosures and updates to asset management legislation
Regulatory Outlook

Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024

BNG requirements for small sites come into effect from April 2024 | Extended producer responsibility for packaging waste: reporting changes
Regulatory Outlook

Modern slavery | UK Regulatory Outlook March 2024

House of Lords Committee publishes call for evidence on Modern Slavery Act 2015 | Political agreement reached on Forced Labour
Regulatory and compliance

District Court of Amsterdam declares green claims of KLM misleading and unlawful

First Dutch greenwashing case brought in a class action on the legality of advertising statements
Financial Services

International Funds Legal Update | 19 March 2024

The UK regulator explains its priorities and expectations while the EU amends rules governing investment firms
ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive gets through vote from Council of the EU

After extensive negotiations, the Council of the European Union has finally agreed on a watered-down version of the directive
Financial Services

The UK's SDR: which sustainability labels can fund managers use?

Funds using labels will have a marketing advantage when raising capital from investors with sustainability mandates