• Unpacking the EU's Green Deal Industrial Plan

    23 March 2023

    The Net Zero Industry Act and the Critical Raw Materials Act set out goals for the development of the green industry in the EU, writes Lothar Van Driessche

  • EU's riposte to US green subsidies greeted with cautious praise

    17 March 2023

    An initiative by the European Commission designed to secure its domestic supply chains for green technologies has been greeted with cautious praise by industry representatives.

  • The fog of SFDR

    03 March 2023

    Fund managers will have to wait for clarity on the EU's landmark disclosures regime, Michael Hurley writes

  • Minimum standards for ESG benchmarks would face 'strong pushback', PwC says

    20 February 2023

    The creation of mandatory minimum standards for all environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes in the EU would likely face "strong pushback", PwC has warned in a report to the European Commission.

  • Corporate sustainability 'due diligence' proposal passes key vote

    10 February 2023

    An EU Parliamentary committee has approved the text of a proposed directive to ensure large financial and non-financial corporates prevent human rights violations and adverse environmental impacts in their value chains.

  • Spate of climate litigation takes aim at oil, gas, cement and nuclear

    09 February 2023

    A spate of climate-related litigation has been launched that proponents say will increase companies' accountability for their contribution to climate change and prevent 'greenwashing'.

  • EU green bond standard mired in broader market discussions

    23 January 2023

    Attempts to finalise a standard have been bogged down in talks about whether the labelled bond market also needs minimum requirements - but there is hope of resolution. Ahren Lester reports

  • EU says defence industry not excluded from sustainability taxonomy

    03 January 2023

    The European Commission has advised companies that some activities in the defence industry can be identified as 'sustainable' under the EU's sustainability taxonomy.

  • EU agrees 'game-changing' carbon market expansion

    20 December 2022

    The EU has agreed a ground-breaking carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) alongside a deal to strengthen and expand its emissions trading system (ETS),...