Global Insights Report:
The Rise of ESG Regulations

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Regulators are taking a tougher stance on ESG disclosure.

In the last three years alone Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related regulations - grew by more than 100 percent across the UK, US and Canada, indicating that ESG regulatory landscape is evolving fast. And this trend looks set to continue.

The Global Insights Report analyzed the evolution of ESG regulations from 2013 to 2018, finding that:

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  • In the last three years, ESG regulations grew by 158% in the UK, and by 145% in the US and Canada.
  • The most regulated topics are business ethics and climate change in financial services, energy use and consumer rights in the US utilities, and product and service safety in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
  • For some sectors, such as utilities and healthcare and pharmaceuticals, the majority of sector-specific regulations published after 2015 are mandatory. 
  • Financial Services sector specific regulations have almost doubled in the past three years in the US and UK.  
  • 18 of 20 sector specific regulations in the US utilities are mandatory and 8 of 9 are mandatory in the UK. Social and environmental topics have become more prominent in these recent regulations.


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Failure to manage ESG risks can lead to financial losses.

Datamaran’s Global Insights Report analyzes international and regional mandatory regulations and voluntary initiatives that have been published between 2012 and 2018. 

The sharp rise in ESG regulations together with a tougher hand from policymakers send a strong signal to business that ESG issues require mainstream attention.

Paul Sobel, Chairman at The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Georgia-Pacific LLC.

“Non-financial risks can have an impact on the long-term viability of organizations. Whether they like it or not, non-financial risks have to be mainstream and to be part of the enterprise risk management process.”

Paul Sobel, Chairman at the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Georgia-Pacific LLC.

How does your company view and manage emerging risks?

The focus of this research is the healthcare and pharmaceutical, utility and financial services sectors in the US, UK and Canada.

The evolution of accountability shows us it is only a matter of time before prominent voluntary initiatives will become mandatory regulations. Being ahead of the curve will help businesses mitigate any backlash.

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  • What is the evolution of non-financial regulations?
  • What voluntary initiatives are worth considering?
  • What is the best way to identify trends across the most regulated regions and sectors, so businesses can prepare for what is coming?
  • What material non-financial topics are emerging and developing?
  • What impact do the different policymakers have on the different sectors?

 

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