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  • Sustainability assured?

    15 January 2024

    Are organisations ready for regulators' demands for independent assurance of sustainability disclosures, and are investors ready to reward companies providing assurance, Michael Hurley asks

  • Regulators open consultation on free EU database

    08 January 2024
  • Regulators need to act on greenwashing because market is failing to punish it, ESMA reports

    20 December 2023

    Companies criticised for overstating their sustainability credentials have not yet seen their share prices substantially negatively impacted - which strengthens the case for intervention by regulators, according to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

  • Fund managers face tougher 'sustainable' fund name test under EU rules

    15 December 2023

    Fund managers seeking to market their products as 'sustainable' must ensure that a minimum of 80% of their investments match the description, if they are to meet toughened guidelines due to be published by the EU regulator next year.

  • ESMA to scrutinise compliance with ESG benchmark regulations

    13 December 2023
  • EU Green Bond Standard poised for entry into law

    01 December 2023
  • ESAP regulation proceeds for adoption after Council sign-off

    28 November 2023
  • Uptake of SFDR Article 9 ETFs slow but 'progressive', says EFAMA

    16 November 2023

    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

    26 October 2023

    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

    25 October 2023

    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.