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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7 PUBLICATIONS

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.
Report

Report – The Problem Lies in the Net: Making Finance contribute to a Net Zero Economy

In a report published on June 22, Finance Watch proposes concrete policy measures to make the concept of “net-zero” meaningful, drive progress to net-zero in the real world and harness the stewardship powers of the financial sector to decarbonise the real economy
Joint statement

Joint Statement- NGOs express deep concerns on the upcoming Sustainable Corporate Governance initiative

Finance Watch co-signed today a joint letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President Věra Jourová expressing deep concerns that reforms of directors’ duties, mandatory corporate sustainability targets and related incentives may not feature in the forthcoming proposal on Sustainable Corporate Governance.
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 proposal on sustainable corporate governance, as well as the lack of information explaining the new delay.
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 of ambition of a legislative proposal on sustainable corporate governance.
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

Response to Commission Consultation Document Proposal for an Initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance

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