Policy portal Sustainable Finance

Our planet must remain livable and the financial industry plays a key role in securing its future: financial flows must be re-oriented from environmentally harmful activities to a sustainable economy.

Financial regulation, alongside other policies, should ensure private finance becomes an enabler of sustainable transition. This requires:

  • Transparency and corporate governance reforms to ensure real-world outcomes and prevent greenwashing.
  • Robust risk management and adequate capital levels of financial institutions to make them resilient, ensure a “safe transition” and avoid a climate-driven financial crisis.
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4 PUBLICATIONS

Policy brief

Policy brief – Regulating ESG ratings to strengthen sustainable investors

In a policy brief published on May 17, Finance Watch proposes concrete policy measures to make ESG ratings reliable and meet the needs of ESG investors and other stakeholders, including regulators, while also supporting the EU’s transition to a sustainable economy.
Consultation response

Response to consultation on the functioning of the ESG ratings market and on the consideration of ESG factors in credit ratings

Response to consultation on the functioning of the ESG ratings market and on the consideration of ESG factors in credit ratings
Consultation response

Response to the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

Response to the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy
Position paper

Game-changer: Financing the European Green Deal

A civil society briefing on financing a fair ecological transition
Game-changer: Financing the European Green Deal

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