• 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 launches sustainable finance working group

    17 June 2022
  • 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".

  • Industry groups warn of 'damaging' ETS intervention from lawmakers

    16 February 2022

    A group of 10 industry bodies has warned that the European Commission may be considering "damaging interventions" in the EU's carbon market, including introducing position limits or restricting trading by financial institutions.

  • Scenario analysis of funds in 'ambitious' EU regulator workplan

    11 February 2022

    The EU's securities markets regulator has laid out a wide-ranging workplan for the next two years that covers efforts to tackle greenwashing, perform climate scenario analysis of investment funds, and work on a potential label for sustainability-linked loans.

  • Corporate lobby 'likely' to challenge EU ESG ratings regulation

    09 February 2022

    Corporate lobbyists' apparent success in influencing EU taxonomy negotiations could now see their attention turn to challenging potential regulation of ESG ratings, an expert has warned.

  • ESMA calls for evidence ahead of ESG ratings regulation

    04 February 2022

    The EU's securities markets regulator has asked for evidence on ESG ratings providers, as it considers rules to govern the booming market.

  • Regulator sees challenges in EU green bond proposal

    01 February 2022

    The regulator set to be asked to oversee external reviewers of green bond frameworks for the EU Green Bond Standard has identified "possible challenges" with the draft rules, including the timeline for introducing the measures and allowing non-EU reviewers to become accredited.