• 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.

  • Financial institutions in scope of EU due diligence rules after vote

    26 April 2023

    Financial institutions would be required to disclose climate transition plans and conduct due diligence to ensure they do not contribute to negative impacts across their value chain, under new rules agreed by an influential EU Parliamentary committee.

  • ESG in Fixed Income EMEA 2023 - early bird ends this Friday

    14 March 2023

    The early bird rate for Environmental Finance's annual ESG in Fixed Income EMEA conference will end this Friday, so register now to save 20%

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive approved by European Parliament

    10 November 2022

    The European Parliament has approved the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which will make sustainability reporting mandatory for large firms in the EU.

  • 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.