DBS says it is the first bank in South East Asia to sign up to The Equator Principles which set out environmental and social standards for development projects.
Third-party ESG ratings of companies are too simplistic and backwards looking the SEC has been told by asset managers.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has called on regulators to simplify ESG corporate reporting.
Accounting for climate risk could be the next development in ESG investing says S&P Global in a new report.
International banks have signed up to new United Nations-backed responsible banking principles.
The US has approved legislation requiring public companies to disclose ESG data.