regulation: Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR)

Policy & Regulation
June 8, 2022

International Securities Lending Association calls for clarity on ESG collateral rules

Industry body suggests the market would benefit from regulatory certainty on the extent to which asset owners and managers should consider ESG risks when accepting...
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Opinion
June 7, 2022

Investors should be encouraged to tilt towards improving brown companies, not exclude them

New research makes the case for holding capital in brown companies that are transitioning to a more sustainable business model – despite regulatory incentives against...
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Policy & Regulation
June 7, 2022

SFDR technical clarifications highlight the challenge of consistently applying rules

The diversity of the financial markets has exposed the difficulty in applying disclosure rules, but new guidance should mitigate greenwashing while supporting sustainability. The European...
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Policy & Regulation
June 7, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: EU supervisory authorities clarify SFDR's technical standards

The three EU supervisory authorities have published clarifications on the draft regulatory technical standards relating to the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: ESMA outlines guidance to combat investment fund greenwashing

The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued a supervisory briefing outlining the approach it expects national financial regulators in the EU to take on...
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Policy & Regulation
June 1, 2022

ESMA asset management ESG guidance could shift supervisory approach

The EU’s securities markets regulator has issued guidance for supervision of sustainability disclosures. National regulators for EU member states are being encouraged to tighten their...
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Policy & Regulation
May 25, 2022

SEC’s actions on greenwashing align the US with the EU

The US financial regulator’s fining of BNY Mellon for allegedly misrepresenting ESG information brings Washington closer to Brussels on sustainable finance work. Asset managers are facing greater scrutiny over potential...
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Policy & Regulation
April 14, 2022

Regulatory round-up

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has published an initial proposal to create net zero standards for financial institutions. The proposal builds on both the SBTi’s 2020 guidance for financial...
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Finance, Policy & Regulation
March 24, 2022

Private equity still playing catch-up on disclosure

Private market firms see the value in demonstrating sustainability to clients, but struggle to walk the walk on disclosure. Private equity firms are finding it difficult to adapt to new...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
March 21, 2022

Should developing markets take a carrot or a stick approach to ESG regulation?

As European regulation exposes the challenges in addressing environmental, social and governance factors, developing markets, such as India, may wish to take a flexible approach. ESG investing is big business,...
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Policy & Regulation
March 15, 2022

Reflecting on SFDR one year on

As the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation hits the one-year mark, asset managers reflect on the benefits and challenges of implementing the rule. On March 10 2021, the European Commission set...
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