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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11 PUBLICATIONS

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

Joint NGOs and consumer recommendations for minimum criteria for Art. 8 & 9 products under SFDR

This paper sets out recommendations put forward jointly by a group of NGOs and consumer organisations on the minimum criteria for products with ESG characteristics (so called Article 8 products), as well as for sustainable investments regulated under Article 9 of SFDR (referred to as Article 9 products).
Joint NGOs and consumer recommendations for minimum criteria for Art. 8 & 9 products under SFDR
Consultation response

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

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

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

Response to the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

Response to the consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy
Open letter

Open letter to European Parliamentarians on the Taxonomy regulation

On 27 March 2019, one day before the European Parliament will vote on a Taxonomy Regulation, six NGOs published an open letter to urge Parliamentarians to ensure that the EU’s Taxonomy and definition of “sustainable investments” provides a meaningful framework enabling to reorient finance flows from unsustainable to sustainable economic activities.
Open letter to European Parliamentarians on the Taxonomy regulation
Consultation response

Response to the consultation on a framework for sustainable investment

Response to the consultation on a framework for sustainable investment
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