Media Coverage

Media Coverage

The Straits Times
| Why the outcomes of the Glasgow climate talks are key for Singapore

Ms Elizabeth Beall, climate and sustainability practice lead at advisory firm Global Counsel, said that prior to the COP26 outcome, there had been no clarity on the rules around carbon trading to meet countries' commitments.

"That meant that countries - and the business and investors operating within their jurisdictions - haven't had enough certainty to start fully investing in this area," she said.
 

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Politico
| City presses for more concessions in UK regulatory reform

"The silence on a strengthened accountability regime is likely to be seen by industry as an omission," said Rebecca Park, senior practice lead for financial services at the consultancy Global Counsel. "With limited appetite from firms to bring forward judicial review, this remains an issue that still needs to be addressed."

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The Banker
| New board to bring ‘welcome’ consolidation of ESG standards

Felicity Hall, senior associate at Global Counsel, a strategic advisory business, explains: “The whole point of the ISSB is to act as a unifying body, bringing together best practice from the various ESG standard-setters and frameworks already in existence. In terms of driving consensus on what is currently an extremely fragmented issue, the work of the ISSB is likely to be crucial. With the right level of ambition, and appropriate consideration of the expertise we have already developed, the ISSB could finally answer a long overdue call from both corporates and investors for harmony in ESG reporting.”

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The Banker
| Regulators turn focus to the ‘S’ in ESG

Until recently, reporting on ESG issues has remained predominantly voluntary, explains Felicity Hall, senior associate at Global Counsel, a strategic advisory business. Self-reporting is common and checks are often made by desk research rather than actual visits.

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CNBC
| The psychology of panic buying: Why Brits are scrambling for gasoline

“Frankly, the country’s not geared up to have people buy five times as much fuel as they do in a given week, that’s just not how the supply chain works. It’s very difficult to repair it to meet that demand within a very short period of time,” Joe Armitage, lead analyst for U.K. politics at Global Counsel, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Tuesday.

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