• 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Low-support ESG shareholder resolutions jump as proposals rise

    12 July 2022

    The proportion of US environmental and social shareholder resolutions which achieved only low-level investor support has surged in 2022.

  • A transition taxonomy: ready or not?

    31 May 2022

    Could extending the EU's taxonomy to unsustainable and intermediate activities prove trickier than work on 'green', Michael Hurley asks

  • Global sustainable inflows fall at fastest rate in three years

    04 May 2022

    Global sustainable fund inflows fell almost 36% in the first quarter of 2022, the sharpest quarterly slowdown in three years.

  • China becomes second largest climate funds market

    25 April 2022

    China has overtaken the US to become the second largest climate funds market, after its assets more than doubled to $47 billion last year.

  • EU SFDR response raises 'legitimate' greenwashing concern

    08 February 2022

    The market response to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) from asset managers has "led to confusion and greenwashing concerns", warned Morningstar.

  • EU taxonomy ‘niche’ and likely to do as much harm as good, says fund manager

    27 June 2019

    The EU’s taxonomy of sustainable climate-related economic activities “is likely to do as much harm as good”, a UK-based fund manager has said.