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  • 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.

  • ESMA finds no evidence of a greenium anymore

    10 October 2023
  • 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

  • ESMA to search for 'greenwashing' in SFDR disclosures

    06 July 2023
  • ESMA: Enhance transition finance to prevent greenwashing

    02 June 2023

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recommended that the EU consider sharpening up recognition of 'transition' finance and better align legislative use of what constitutes 'significant harm' in order to prevent 'greenwashing'.

  • ESG ratings 'should link to EU taxonomy'

    19 May 2023