FCA takes aim at greenwashing as government prepares ESG ratings overhaul

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A recent article by the Global Trade Review states the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning over industry attempts at greenwashing, as it pushes ahead with plans to regulate firms providing sustainability data and ratings. 

A green finance roadmap published by HM Treasury in late October notes that the authority has taken a hard line against companies seeking FCA authorisation on the basis of lending against environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) criteria. 

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