• Investors 'given free hand' to define sustainable investment under SFDR

    19 April 2023

    The European Commission has declined a request to define what constitutes a sustainable investment under SFDR, a decision which has split industry experts, Michael Hurley writes

  • Sustainable investments exposed to Silicon Valley Bank, says Morningstar

    15 March 2023
  • More consensus needed on impact, says Morningstar

    03 March 2023

    More consensus is needed on the definition of an 'impact investment' to help the market continue expanding, Morningstar has said.

  • 75% of value-chain emissions not reported by businesses

    13 February 2023
  • Investors to 'look beyond' Article 8 or 9 designation to judge sustainability, says Morningstar

    27 January 2023

    As the usefulness of EU classifications of what is 'sustainable' is questioned and funds continue to be downgraded, Morningstar said investors will increasingly 'look beyond' these labels and instead study underlying holdings more closely.

  • People Moves 13th January: PRI, Standard Chartered, Bridges Fund Management and more...

    13 January 2023
  • Sustainable finance: key themes for regulation and policy in 2023

    06 January 2023

    The year ahead could be dominated by ESG-related regulation and progress on sustainability data initiatives, Michael Hurley writes

  • ESMA offers 'backdoor' solution to SFDR fund labelling misuse

    23 November 2022

    A major reclassification of self-labelled 'sustainable' funds is likely after ESMA proposes necessary - but complicating - naming guidelines, Anne Schoemaker tells Ahren Lester

  • ESMA ESG fund naming guidelines are 'significant step'

    21 November 2022

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has opened a consultation on proposed environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment fund naming guidelines...

  • COP27: 32% rise in climate-related ETFs and mutual funds

    15 November 2022

    The number of climate-related mutual and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) increased by 32% in 2022, although the combined value of these vehicles was driven down by macroeconomic trends...