EU database for sustainability information to cover green bonds
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
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.
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EU Green Bond Standard 'tax haven' ban provisionally agreed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.