Uptake of SFDR Article 9 ETFs slow but 'progressive', says EFAMA
The uptake of UCITS exchange-traded funds (ETFs) registered as Article 9 under the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) continues to be significantly slower than Article 8, ...
Tackle greenwashing or face regulation, Swiss government challenges industry
The Swiss government has threatened to introduce regulation to tackle greenwashing among financial institutions unless the industry can show it can address the issue itself.
A quarter of corporates have no taxonomy alignment, ESMA analysis shows
Almost a quarter (24%) of corporates reported last year that none of their turnover aligns with the climate mitigation and adaptation criteria of the EU taxonomy, according to analysis by EU regulators.
ESMA finds no evidence of a greenium anymore
Financial institution SFDR reports fail to explain adverse impacts, regulators say
Financial institutions need to improve how they explain why they do not consider the adverse impacts of their investment decisions, EU regulators have said.
Green bond regulation, SFDR guidance among ESMA's 2024 priorities
The EU's securities markets regulator has said it will "seek to improve the overall consistency and efficiency of the regulatory framework" governing sustainable finance in its 'strategic priorities' for next year, as it awaits the result of a review of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
SFDR downgrades have not harmed investment flows, EU regulator says
A wave of downgrades of funds under the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has not harmed inflows into these funds, according to the bloc's securities regulator.
EU regulator calls for increased scrutiny of biodiversity funds
The EU's securities regulator has recommended increased scrutiny of biodiversity funds as it noted a "surge" in inflows to funds domiciled in the EU.
The great ESG data free-for-all
The business model of commercial data providers faces disruption in coming years amid the launch of free data platforms, writes Michael Hurley