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Italy is one step closer to approving the new Capital Markets Bill (or DDL Capitali) which introduces a number of significant changes to the regulatory framework to improve the “competitiveness” of its capital markets. SquareWell reviews the three amendments that may be of most interest to the international governance community.
Post-Pandemic Activism: Restrictions Lifted
AQTION, a SquareWell brand, published its inaugural review of how the world's largest 65 investors are evaluating environmental, social, and governance issues and stewarding their porfolios. Together, these investors manage nearly $81 trillion in assets.
In last year’s Client Memo, titled “Reframing ESG”, SquareWell Partners (“SquareWell”) looked to reframe the term Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) by putting the role of governance back in the spotlight and dissociating it from the two megatrend “Environmental” and “Social” issues. We argued that “Governance” should be viewed as the means of facing environmental and social risks and opportunities, not as an isolated element from this effort. This push was widely welcomed by the various market players ranging from academia to institutional investor