Finan­cial mar­kets depend on infor­ma­ti­on flows that faci­li­ta­te capi­tal allo­ca­ti­on. Infor­ma­ti­on gover­nan­ce is the set of regu­la­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons desi­gned to miti­ga­te con­flicts of inte­rest that could inter­fe­re with the­se flows, so to ensu­re that all mar­ket par­ti­ci­pan­ts recei­ve a base­line of relia­ble infor­ma­ti­on. In this paper, we dis­cuss ways to enhan­ce infor­ma­ti­on gover­nan­ce in sus­tainable finan­ce, a sec­tor of fun­ding mar­kets that, in addi­ti­on to finan­cial returns, con­siders social and envi­ron­men­tal bene­fits. We adapt les­sons from rese­arch in tra­di­tio­nal finan­ce to the uni­que fea­tures of sus­tainable finan­ce. In par­ti­cu­lar, asses­sing the impact of cor­po­ra­te actions on a wide varie­ty of stake­hol­ders requi­res spe­cia­li­sed data and know­ledge. This obser­va­ti­on has broad impli­ca­ti­ons for dis­clo­sures, assu­rance, ratings and for the role of public bodies in infor­ma­ti­on pro­duc­tion. Ade­qua­te gover­nan­ce can also help mar­ket par­ti­ci­pan­ts to gau­ge more accu­ra­te­ly how much finan­cial mar­kets can con­tri­bu­te to achie­ving sus­taina­bi­li­ty outcomes.

Quel­le: Infor­ma­ti­on gover­nan­ce in sus­tainable finance