Governments and regulators

Many regulators have acknowledged that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues pose grave threats to long-term financial stability and so have adopted them within their mandates.

The influence that regulators hold over regulated financial institutions puts them in a strong position to change lending and investment practices.

In many countries, significant progress has already been made by governments and regulators to create the frameworks and guidance necessary to underpin a sustainable economy.

A4S’S work

We work with governments, regulators and policymakers to create an enabling environment for sustainability.

Previous successes include an event with securities regulators, which led to the creation of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). We also helped to establish the Measure What Matters initiative to accelerate data alignment between global, national and business measures of success towards the Sustainable Development Goals.