• COP27: Regulators march on ... and on

    14 November 2022

    Are regulators suffering mission creep at COP27, asks Peter Cripps

  • Introduce ESG benchmark to tackle greenwashing, says ESMA

    24 August 2022

    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

    16 August 2022

    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

    09 August 2022

    Draft standards for European corporate disclosures on sustainability issues are overcomplicated, may disincentivise disclosures and risk divergence from global requirements, EU supervisors argue.

  • Delayed European database for disclosures gets Council sign-off

    30 June 2022

    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 chair says it will step up greenwashing scrutiny

    10 June 2022

    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

    24 May 2022

    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

    28 March 2022

    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".