COP27: Regulators march on ... and on
Are regulators suffering mission creep at COP27, asks Peter Cripps
Introduce ESG benchmark to tackle greenwashing, says ESMA
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recommended that the creation of minimum requirements for environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark indexes would help tackle examples of 'greenwashing'.
Commission asks EU regulators for 'greenwashing' risk reports
The European Commission has asked the European Supervisory Agencies (ESAs) to provide reports within two years on the extent of 'greenwashing' in the bloc's financial markets and the potential policies it could use to tackle the risks.
EU disclosure standards risk overcomplication, supervisors warn
Draft standards for European corporate disclosures on sustainability issues are overcomplicated, may disincentivise disclosures and risk divergence from global requirements, EU supervisors argue.
EU reporting on adverse impacts 'lacks detail'
Delayed European database for disclosures gets Council sign-off
A two-year delay to a proposal for a free, publicly available European Single Access Point (ESAP) for financial and sustainability-related information has been agreed by EU member states.
ESMA launches sustainable finance working group
ESMA chair says it will step up greenwashing scrutiny
The EU's securities markets regulator is to step up its focus on tackling 'greenwashing' and make it easier to compare "the real sustainability impact" of financial products, its chair has said.
ESMA: ESG funds cheaper and outperform conventional peers
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds outperformed their conventional non-ESG peers while also being cheaper, according to a European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) study.
ESMA recommends EU tightens carbon market monitoring
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recommended that the EU improve transparency and tighten monitoring of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in order to "maintain orderly markets".