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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8 PUBLICATIONS

Consultation response

Response to consultation on IDD guidelines for sustainability preferences in suitability assessment

Consultation response

Our views on product disclosure templates under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Consultation response

Consultation on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II

Consultation response

EIOPA consultation on integration of sustainability risks and factors

Consultation response

Consultation response on investment advice regarding ESG preferences

Position paper

Finance Watch analysis of the HLEG recommendations on Sustainable Finance

The High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on sustainable finance has published its final report* on 31st January 2018. In this note Finance Watch highlights its reaction to, and analysis of the report.
Consultation response

Consultation response on institutional investors and asset managers’ duties regarding sustainability

Position paper

Briefing paper “ESMA’s role in sustainable finance”

This briefing from seven civil society groups (E3G, WWF, CDSB, CDP, ShareAction, ClientEarth, and Finance Watch) sets out six actions that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) should undertake, as part of its mandate to protect investors and avert financial instability, to facilitate the integration and management of climate and wider sustainability risks in financial markets.

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