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LSEG issues guidance for ESG reporting

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10 Feb 2017

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), through its Global Sustainable Investment Centre, has issued guidance setting out recommendations for good practice in Environmental, Social and Governance reporting (ESG).

The guidance, has been developed in response to investor demand for a more consistent approach to ESG reporting.  It builds upon the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The intention of the guidance is “to help companies gain a clear understanding of what ESG information investors would like to see provided by companies”.  The guidance aims to (taken directly from the guidance):

  • make companies more aware of the importance of providing high quality ESG information, and engaging investors on sustainability-related issues;
  • stimulate interest in the innovation opportunities opened by this new economic paradigm;
  • help issuers and investors to navigate the complex landscape of ESG reporting;
  • enable richer data flows and dialogue on ESG between issuers and investors;
  • support the consolidation of sound global reporting standards; and
  • enable investors to make better informed investment decisions

The press release and guidance are available on the LSEG website.

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