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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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Consultation response

Response to the EC consultation on the implementation of SFDR

Report

Report: A Finance Watch guide to the next ‘sustainable finance agenda’

The next ‘sustainable finance agenda’ could be a jump board to a sustainable economy in the EU. Finance Watch’s new report maps out gaps in the current sustainable finance framework and formulates recommendations to finalise this crucial regulatory ecosystem during the next mandate.
Consultation response

Response to the ESAs consultation on the review of the SFDR delegated regulation

Response to the ESAs consultation on the review of the SFDR delegated regulation
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

Consultation response – “The draft extended Taxonomy Delegated Acts are still missing important activities”

Consultation response – “The draft extended Taxonomy Delegated Acts are still missing important activities”
Open letter

Joint letter in reaction to the postponement of the 2nd set of ESRS

In a joint letter sent on 4 April 2023, Finance Watch and partners urge the European Commission to pursue the development of the second set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (sector-specific standards) and to preserve the integrity of the first set (cross-cutting standards) in its upcoming delegated acts
Joint letter in reaction to the postponement of the 2nd set of ESRS
Joint statement

Joint letter – Civil society will only support ambitious ESRS

In a joint letter signed by 16 other organisations, Finance Watch warns the Commission that civil society groups will only support an ambitious first set of sector-agnostic ESRS that closely builds on the EFRAG drafts adopted last November.
Joint letter – Civil society will only support ambitious ESRS
Joint statement

Joint Statement calling for a robust and ambitious Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)

Finance Watch, along with members of the Informal Group on Sustainable Finance calls for stronger requirements on transition plans, directors’ remuneration and oversight and due diligence for the financial sector in the CSDDD.
Joint Statement calling for a robust and ambitious Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)
Consultation response

Feedback on the EFRAG exposure drafts on the European Sustainability Reporting Standards

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
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