How is IOSCO driving a global ESG agenda for securities markets?

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) are undoubtedly going to remain one of the most high profile topics impacting policy and financial regulation for years to come.  ESG brings with it a whole set of new data, disclosure and reporting requirements meaning there is a great deal of work to do to create new frameworks. There is also a strong agenda among international bodies to create standards that work across borders for investors and issuers of securities alike.   It is against this backdrop that The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is looking to create global ESG reporting guidelines and standards in a bid to make it easier for market participants to identify and compare ESG risks between individual securities and financial products.     In this episode, Paul Andrews, the Secretary General of IOSCO, discusses a wide range of topics such as the fragmentation of ESG standards, data quality issues, working with other global bodies, ESG ratings, greenwashing and the likely timeline for upcoming IOSCO reports and consultations.   See for privacy and opt-out information.

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