• Financial centres stunted by lack of green finance products, finds FC4S

    21 March 2019

    A lack of green financial products has been identified as a key barrier to the growth of sustainable finance in some of the world’s largest financial centres.

  • Political rifts foil EU taxonomy definition of ‘brown’ activities

    13 March 2019

    An effort to define criteria for economic activities with a negative environmental impact within the EU’s sustainability taxonomy has been thwarted by political divisions in the European Parliament.

  • EU agrees low-carbon benchmark categories

    26 February 2019

    EU politicians have agreed on categories for proposed low-carbon benchmarks, marking an important milestone in the development of the bloc's Sustainable Finance Action Plan.

  • Green bond comment, February: Europe shows the way

    06 February 2019

    European issuers, investors and regulators are in the driving seat as the green bond market prepares for further growth, says Graham Cooper.

  • 2019 will be 'crucial' for sustainable finance, says Dombrovskis

    06 February 2019

    Multiple initiatives planned for 2019 make it "a crucial year for sustainable finance in Europe", said Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president for financial services at the European Commission.

  • EU Council agrees position on low-carbon benchmarks and disclosure requirements

    21 December 2018

    The Council of the EU has agreed its position on low-carbon benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosure requirements, signalling the start of discussions with the European Parliament to thrash out the final text.

  • Eurosif observes substantial growth in engagement on sustainability

    26 November 2018

    Significant growth in investor engagement on sustainability-related issues has been tempered by growing concerns of greenwashing, a Eurosif survey has found.

  • The anatomy of a taxonomy

    11 July 2018

    The European Commission has a highly ambitious target - to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

  • Members of EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance announced

    13 June 2018

    The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

  • EU Commission to legislate ESG inclusion in investments

    25 May 2018

    The European Commission has proposed a new regulatory measure to improve disclosure requirements on how institutional investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investments