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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

Consultation response

Feedback on the draft Delegated Acts on climate mitigation & adaptation (EU Taxonomy)

Consultation response

Response to the ESMA consultation on Art 8 Taxonomy-related disclosures

Consultation response

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

Consultation response

Our response to the consultation on the establishment of an EU Green Bond Standard

Consultation response

Response to the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

Consultation response

Consultation response on the revision of the non-financial reporting directive (NFRD)


Report – Breaking the climate-finance doom loop

On 8 June 2020, Finance Watch published a report to show how banking prudential regulation can tackle the link between climate change and financial instability.

Report “Nature’s Return” on integrating economic and environmental governance

The cost of the COVID-19 crisis shines a light on the real value of anticipation in policymaking. Without doubt, even this tsunami will be dwarfed by the consequences of the ongoing collapse...

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