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The source is an ESG library with a great collection of articles, news, reports, research and videos on numerous topics related to ESG that has been curated and constantly updated by the EBI team.


ESG Business Institute 14 March 2023

B Labs | The Hal Taussig 2022 Award | Yvon & Malinda Chouinard

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ESG Business Institute 08 August 2023

The Climate Dictionary

The Climate Dictionary is an initiative aimed at providing an everyday guide to understanding climate change. It seeks to bridge the gap between complex scientific jargon and the general public, making climate concepts accessible and relatable to individuals from various backgrounds and levels of expertise.

ESG Business Institute 02 August 2023

European Union Approves Climate/ ESG Reporting Standards

The European Commission has approved the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) to establish uniform climate change and ESG reporting for EU companies, effective from January 1, 2024. Emerging from the European Green Deal, the standards address the reporting demands of the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The ESRS includes 12 standards across 4 reporting categories - general, environmental, social, and governance, aligning with the rise of ESG investing.

ESG Business Institute 01 August 2023

EU Confirms Watering Down of Corporate Sustainability Disclosures

The European Commission has finalized rules for corporate ESG disclosures, confirming a previous decision to have milder requirements. The European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) underpin the corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD), obligating large companies to adhere by 2024, followed by smaller peers in two years. The final rules include eased provisions for companies with under 750 employees and provide flexibility in determining "material" information.

ESG Business Institute 17 July 2023

Australia Releases Rules for Sustainability Claims to Fight Greenwashing by Companies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australia’s competition regulator, releases draft guidance to curb greenwashing and enhance the integrity of environmental claims. This comes after a study deemed 57% of companies' environmental claims as dubious. The guidelines focus on eight principles, demanding accuracy, evidence, transparency, and clarity in claims. Penalties for misleading representations could reach $50 million or triple the benefit gained.

ESG Business Institute 17 July 2023

HKEX Proposal for Mandatory Climate Disclosures Gets Nod from Businesses, but not Without Concerns over Timeline, Scope

Hong Kong businesses support HKEX's proposal for mandatory climate disclosures aligned with international standards, citing benefits to the city's global financial competitiveness. The move seeks to enhance climate-related disclosures under the ESG framework, transitioning from the current "comply or explain" approach. Companies recognize the importance of the initiative but emphasize the need for practicality and feasible implementation.