Investors 'given free hand' to define sustainable investment under SFDR
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
Platform report 'solves 90%' of EU Taxonomy usability problems
The data and usability report published by the Platform on Sustainable Finance (PSF) has solved the vast majority of the "technical problems" with the EU Taxonomy, according to one of its members, and "hints" at a solution for the remainder of the challenges.
Corporate lobby 'likely' to challenge EU ESG ratings regulation
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.
Up to 1.4 billion tonnes of 'green' CO2e emissions in leaked EU taxonomy proposal, argues Andreas Hoepner
Nuclear, gas in taxonomy is 'biggest greenwash ever'
Members of the EU Platform on sustainable finance have warned that the environmental credentials of the bloc's sustainability taxonomy will be irrevocably damaged if plans to include nuclear and fossil gas energy generation proceed.
EU climate benchmarks 'de facto mandatory' for Article 9 funds
The EU Paris-aligned and Climate Transition (PACT) benchmarks have been effectively made mandatory for investment funds to be judged among the most sustainable under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
Row as Finland and Sweden call for weakening of forestry requirements in EU taxonomy
A member of the EU's Platform on Sustainable Finance has slammed a demand by Finland and Sweden to change the requirements for forestry in the EU's taxonomy of sustainable activities.