ESG Regulation Tracker and Deadlines

April 12 2022

The Paris Agreement states that “To stay below 1.5 °C of global warming, emissions need to be cut by roughly 50% by 2030”. Everyone, from policymakers and regulators to banks and investors will need to understand the symbiosis between the planet, economic activity and economic development. This is an age-old geopolitical problem in the true sense of the word – a conflict over resources between nations, social groups and individuals, and the failure to resolve it is perhaps because of its intractable and universal nature.

In essence, any resolution to the problem means moving from punitive solutions to ones that “nudge” behaviours. The use of tariffs to incentivise change is almost by definition too blunt an instrument because it focuses on a mercantilist world in which trade was zero-sum.

But now that trade has to be zero-carbon rather than zero-sum, we need to be more strategic in our approach. This means taking our aspirations and goals to deliverable and measurable actions.

The United Nations has outlined 17  Sustainable Development Goals to improve health & education, reduce inequality, & spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change & working to preserve our oceans & forests. In line with these goals, new regulations are being developed and implemented globally across all sectors.

To help you stay ahead of the ESG regulation and how you may be impacted Coriolis Technologies have aggregated all incoming regulations across the trade industry.

EU Taxonomy

EU Taxonomy Review (13th July 2022)

Non-Financial Reporting vs Green taxonomy: disclosure obligations enforced affecting asset managers, corporates and finance institutions who must be compliant as environmentally sustainable and take ESG criteria into account. Companies must contribute to one Green Taxonomy and Do No Significant Harm (DNSH) in others.

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Water & Marine Environmental. Circular economy & pollution prevention controls. Biodiversity and ecosystem protection & restoration. (1st January 2023)
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Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR)

Level 1 provides framework for implementation of Level 2 by Jan 2023 (1st March 2022 - PASSED)

Regulations affecting all financial market participants and expected to include reg-tech standards and principle AELV indicators.

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First reference period ends (1st July 2022)

Reporting and regulatory technical standards agreed against all Principal Adverse Indicators.

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Level 2 (1st January 2023)
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Financial Market Participant - FMP reporting deadline (30th June 2023)
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Second reference period ends (June 2024)
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Economy-wide implementation (2025)
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EU Supply chains

Expected regulations (2022)

Regulation affecting financial services, financial products, large companies, publicly listed SMESs, SMEs in high-risk sector (eg textiles).
Regulations expected to include assessment of forced labour, human rights, environmental degration (deforestation, pollution, land-grabs), torture, abuse, executions and arbitrary use of state power (in line with UN Global Human Rights Sanctions and UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Acts).
Reporting expected to also include Due Diligence strategy documents, plus practices and risk assessment of any direct and indirect suppliers.

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Implemented regulations (2023)
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German Supply chains

Companies & foreign companies with 3,000+ employees (1st January 2023)

Regulations to identify, assess, prevent and remedy human rights and environmental impact in supply chains. Regulations to include forced labour, discrimination, child labour, violations to freedom of association, unethical employment, unsafe working environments, and environmental degredation.
Fines expected to be in the region of €800k (government contracts/procurement excluded).

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UK Sustainability Disclosure Regulations

GTAG Guidelines - FCA Discussion Paper published (November 2021 - PASSED)

Asset disclosure vs Green Taxonomy: UK regulations will affect asset managers, corporates, investment products and investment product labels.

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Full implementation expected (2025)
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For more information on ESG...

Our Sustainability tracking solution is currently in being tested by our Kosmos Working Group (KWG): a non-competitive working group, including banks, insurers, and professional bodies. Click here to learn more about the KWG. We expect to open the solution up to a wider audience towards the close of 2022.

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