On 4 October 2021, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published:

  • A report ‘ESG investing and climate transition: Market practices, issues and policy considerations’. The report highlights the main findings from recent OECD research on ESG rating and investing. It offers policy considerations to strengthen ESG practices to foster global interoperability and comparability, as well as encourage greater alignment of environmental metrics with a low-carbon transition. This serves as an input report to the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group and contributes to a broader body of OECD work on sustainable finance and climate transition.
  • A report ‘Financial markets and climate transition’. The report focuses on the critical contribution financial markets must play towards achieving an orderly transition to low-carbon economies, and the policies needed to support this. It explores the key elements that could factor into market pricing of climate transition risks and opportunities, offers frameworks and case studies, reviews the growing range of market products and practices and puts forward policy options that can support this transition.