• 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.

  • Financial institution SFDR reports fail to explain adverse impacts, regulators say

    28 September 2023

    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

    28 September 2023

    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

    01 September 2023

    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

    31 August 2023

    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

    10 July 2023

    The business model of commercial data providers faces disruption in coming years amid the launch of free data platforms, writes Michael Hurley