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Should Article 9 funds invest in transitioning companies?

The European Commission has expressed a desire to support transition finance. (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)
The European Commission has expressed a desire to support transition finance. (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Transition finance is widely regarded as an essential part of the march to net zero, though its omission from the EU’s SFDR has left Article 9 funds investing in transition companies vulnerable to attack.

Asset management giant abrdn is among managers that offer funds that seek to participate in companies’ climate transition, while at the same time carrying the Article 9 status under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation framework.

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