• EU database for sustainability information to cover green bonds

    24 May 2023

    Plans to create a free-to-use database of EU sustainability disclosures passed a key milestone, after politicians struck an agreement on its development which will extend its coverage to include green bonds.

  • EU Council edges towards mandatory ESG disclosure for sustainable bonds

    12 May 2023

    The European Council has publicly moved towards agreeing to include mandatory environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures for all labelled sustainable bonds into EU bond prospectus rules,...

  • EU Green Bond Standard 'tax haven' ban provisionally agreed

    09 March 2023

    The ban on issuers from 'tax haven' jurisdictions from issuing bonds under the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) was retained in the provisional agreement on the landmark regulation last week, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • EU Green Bond Standard: Provisional deal on landmark regulation agreed

    01 March 2023

    The ground-breaking green bond regulation is now on the home straight after key compromises were sealed, with sustainability-linked bonds now firmly in sight of EU regulation. Ahren Lester reports

  • Calls to include financial services in CSDDD

    23 December 2022

    MEPs and NGOs urge the European legislators to include financial institutions and strengthen social requirements in its version of the Directive

  • De Cambourg backed for EFRAG sustainability reporting role

    14 July 2022

    Patrick de Cambourg has received the support of the European Parliament's committee on legal affairs to become chair of EFRAG's Sustainability Reporting Board.

  • Delayed European database for disclosures gets Council sign-off

    30 June 2022

    A two-year delay to a proposal for a free, publicly available European Single Access Point (ESAP) for financial and sustainability-related information has been agreed by EU member states.

  • Deliberations on CSRD delay set to go to European Parliament

    02 March 2022

    The introduction of sustainability reporting requirements for corporates is set to be delayed until 2024, under a proposal agreed by EU member states.

  • EU agrees sustainable investment disclosure rules

    08 March 2019

    Agreement on a set of rules designed to increase harmonisation of sustainability-related investment disclosures has been reached by the EU Parliament and Council.

  • EU carbon market weekly update - 05 March 2018

    05 March 2018

    EU Allowances are in a strong upward trend, but a return to more normal temperatures and an increase in auction volumes may curb further gains this week, says Louis Redshaw