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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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Report – Transition Planning for Insurers: A supervisory tool to improve climate risk resilience

Open letter

Open Letter: Risking Effective Sustainable Corporate Governance

Finance Watch co-signed on 20 December 2021 with seven other organisations an open letter addressed to European Commission officials to express strong concerns about the delay in the publication of the legislative...
Open letter

Finance Watch letter to the European Commission on sustainable corporate governance

In a letter dated 15 December 2021 and addressed to Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, Vice-Presidents Jourová and Šefčovič, and Commissioners Reynders and Breton, Finance Watch expressed its concerns over the future and level...

Report: A ‘silver bullet’ against Green Swans – Incorporating climate risk into prudential rules

Simple measures taken now can sever climate change-financial instability link, says a new report “A silver bullet against green swans: Incorporating climate-related financial risk into bank and insurance prudential rules”.
Consultation response

Insurance Sector and Climate-Related Financial Risks: Response to the FIO


Report – Insuring the uninsurable: Tackling the link between climate change and financial instability in the insurance sector

A Finance Watch report on how to tackle the link between climate change and financial instability in the insurance sector.
Position paper

NGO Policy Briefing on Sustainable Corporate Governance

Finance Watch co-signs today a joint policy briefing on how to better embed sustainability into corporate governance in the context of the forthcoming European Commission initiative.
Consultation response

Consultation Response on the Draft Delegated Act on Art. 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation

Consultation response

Response to the ESAs consultation on EU taxonomy-related sustainability product-level disclosures

Open letter

Letter to EU policymakers to close ‘climate-finance doom loop’ through CRR, Solvency II upgrades

Finance Watch called on EU leaders not to miss the opportunity of the upcoming review of banking and insurance prudential legislation to properly integrate climate risk. The letter was sent along with...
Joint statement

Joint NGO statement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (formerly NFRD)

Finance Watch has signed the following joint statement on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) which is the European Commission’s legislative proposal to reform the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). Read also...
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