• No need to scrap SFDR Articles 8 and 9, PwC says

    19 September 2023

    The EU could make "tweaks" to its Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), rather than wholesale changes that could lead to the Article 8 and 9 categories being scrapped, according to an executive at PwC Luxembourg.

  • Extend SFDR reporting to all financial products, says Mirova

    18 September 2023

    Even financial products not targeting sustainability objectives should be required to provide information under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), Mirova has argued.

  • EU mulls scrapping Article 8, 9 distinction and creating sustainability 'categories'

    15 September 2023

    The EU is considering radical changes to its controversial Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) that could see it ditch the Article 8 and 9 designations that are widely used by investors to signal the sustainability ambition of funds.

  • Commission makes concession following criticism of ESRS materiality opt-out

    31 July 2023

    Companies that say climate-related matters are not 'material' to them will be required to provide European regulators with a "detailed explanation" why, under revisions to the European Sustainability Reporting Standards.

  • Stalled EU social taxonomy work to be 'restarted' by French investors

    21 July 2023

    Work on a stalled proposal to develop an EU-wide taxonomy of social activities is to be taken up by national sustainable investment fora.

  • Exclusive: Commission 'mulls changes to controversial ESRS materiality clause'

    20 July 2023

    A controversial provision to allow companies to choose what climate-related information they must disclose under incoming EU reporting rules could be altered to allay fears that it could offer an 'escape route' from reporting, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • NBIM tells EU to change course on mandatory ESRS climate, social disclosure

    11 July 2023

    Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) said the European Commission should change plans to make some key climate and social corporate disclosure standards voluntary rather than mandatory.

  • The great ESG data free-for-all

    10 July 2023

    The business model of commercial data providers faces disruption in coming years amid the launch of free data platforms, writes Michael Hurley

  • EU Platform calls for two types of sustainable investment in SFDR

    07 July 2023

    The Platform on Sustainable Finance has called for the creation of two types of sustainable investment under the EU's sustainable finance package of regulations, including the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).