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EU pushes for benchmarks with 2°C scenario analysis

EU Action PlanEU pushes for benchmarks with 2°C scenario analysis

Parliament also approves plans for wider disclosure from index providers on ESG

EU kicks off consultation into green finance ‘taxonomy’

EU Action PlanEU kicks off consultation into green finance ‘taxonomy’

A 108-page scoping document has been released today

Banks must disclose ESG risks, rule EU finance ministers

EU Action PlanBanks must disclose ESG risks, rule EU finance ministers

Major banking package also revives ‘green’ and ‘brown’ capital requirements debate

Norges Bank calls for central data repository for sustainability disclosure

EU Action PlanNorges Bank calls for central data repository for sustainability disclosure

CDP coordinates investor statement on TCFD alignment

European supervisor EIOPA to stress-test pension funds and insurers for ESG risk

EU Action PlanEuropean supervisor EIOPA to stress-test pension funds and insurers for ESG risk

The stress-test is expected to take place next year

ESG experts named to new European Corporate Reporting Lab

EU Action PlanESG experts named to new European Corporate Reporting Lab

Initiative is part of the European Commission’s Sustainable Action Plan

EU says planned low carbon index rules will help tackle market greenwash

EU Action PlanEU says planned low carbon index rules will help tackle market greenwash

New FAQs about the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

European CFA holders say ESG appropriate for institutional investors, but decisions shouldn’t be mandated

EU Action PlanEuropean CFA holders say ESG appropriate for institutional investors, but decisions shouldn’t be mandated

Study made against backdrop of EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan.

What’s behind the credit ratings agencies’ new focus on ESG?

EU Action PlanWhat’s behind the credit ratings agencies’ new focus on ESG?

Significant moves by the Big Three come amid regulatory pressure

Analysis: Investors and providers critical of proposed EU green index rules

EU Action PlanAnalysis: Investors and providers critical of proposed EU green index rules

Concern as European Commission’s proposals go beyond original HLEG recommendations

Investors, insurers and banks call for ‘Australasian HLEG’

EU Action PlanInvestors, insurers and banks call for ‘Australasian HLEG’

Member bodies say Australia and New Zealand need sustainable finance roadmaps similar to Europe’s

Campaign groups press for human rights to be included in EU sustainable finance push

EU Action PlanCampaign groups press for human rights to be included in EU sustainable finance push

Fears that a ‘do-no-harm’ approach on human rights is not enough

Sustainable finance resolution wins landslide victory at European Parliament

EU Action PlanSustainable finance resolution wins landslide victory at European Parliament

The vote outlines MEPs’ position ahead of development of legislation

European Commission tables four legislative proposals to foster sustainable finance

EU Action PlanEuropean Commission tables four legislative proposals to foster sustainable finance

ESG cannot be seen as role of ‘extremist group’ if EU is to meet climate goals, says Vice President

Legislation on sustainable finance to be kick-started by EU this week

EU Action PlanLegislation on sustainable finance to be kick-started by EU this week

European Commission will table its first proposals

Momentum shifts towards more integration of sustainability in credit ratings

EU Action PlanMomentum shifts towards more integration of sustainability in credit ratings

PRI experts reflect on recent EU moves on CRAs and ESG

Comment: Making the European sustainable finance taxonomy a carrier and not a barrier to sustainable finance

EU Action PlanComment: Making the European sustainable finance taxonomy a carrier and not a barrier to sustainable finance

Wheb’s Seb Beloe on the European Commission’s plans to create a sustainability taxonomy

Corporates: ‘Green is the new black’ says EC’s Vice-President Dombrovskis

EU Action PlanCorporates: ‘Green is the new black’ says EC’s Vice-President Dombrovskis

EC’s Action Plan outlines next steps on sustainability disclosure and governance

EU sustainability plan ‘most ambitious from any major economy’ say experts

EU Action PlanEU sustainability plan ‘most ambitious from any major economy’ say experts

Updates on the final Action Plan and response from the market

Investors to disclose sustainability decision making under new EU rules

EU Action PlanInvestors to disclose sustainability decision making under new EU rules

Investor duties and ‘eco’ labels among proposals from European Commission

Exclusive: The European Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth

EU Action PlanExclusive: The European Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth

Ambitious proposals cover taxonomies, credit ratings, investor duties and more

Analysis: How much support is there for the EU’s ‘green supporting factor’ idea?

EU Action PlanAnalysis: How much support is there for the EU’s ‘green supporting factor’ idea?

A mixed reception for one of the European Commission’s key sustainability proposals

Nick Robins: Sustainable Finance after the HLEG: The end of the beginning

EU Action PlanNick Robins: Sustainable Finance after the HLEG: The end of the beginning

The High-Level Expert Group means 2018 has started with a bang

UK says its planned green finance standards will complement HLEG taxonomy

EU Action PlanUK says its planned green finance standards will complement HLEG taxonomy

Signs of alignment between UK and European Union on sustainable finance

What are the proposals for new European regulation on investor duties?

EU Action PlanFREE What are the proposals for new European regulation on investor duties?

‘Investment horizons and ESG rules must match end-client’ HLEG tells EU

Hugh Wheelan: HLEG could unblock the sustainable retail funds market

EU Action PlanHugh Wheelan: HLEG could unblock the sustainable retail funds market

Minimum standards and an aspirational label should find favour with EU regulators looking to develop sustainable saving.

High praise and words of warning over HLEG report

EU Action PlanHigh praise and words of warning over HLEG report

EU group’s final recommendations garner strong support as well as caution

HLEG: Europe must set the standards on defining sustainable finance

EU Action PlanHLEG: Europe must set the standards on defining sustainable finance

RI takes a closer look at HLEG’s recommendation on sustainability taxonomies

EU group set to propose new mandate rules, ESG definitions and ‘eco’ labels

EU Action PlanEU group set to propose new mandate rules, ESG definitions and ‘eco’ labels

HLEG final report seen as a “manifesto for far-reaching change”.

Investment consultants could face “direct intervention” from EU over sustainability

EU Action PlanInvestment consultants could face “direct intervention” from EU over sustainability

Consultants seen as having a duty to help drive sustainable capital

The Big Picture: A crucial period ahead for European sustainable finance policy

EU Action PlanFREE The Big Picture: A crucial period ahead for European sustainable finance policy

RI takes a look at all the moving parts across HLEG, the Commission and Parliament

New EU investor duties should mirror UK’s to prevent Brexit impact, warns UKSIF

EU Action PlanNew EU investor duties should mirror UK’s to prevent Brexit impact, warns UKSIF

UK Government expected to clarify fiduciary duty rules this year

European Commission: We must move fast on HLEG Action Plan to avoid being timed out by political calendar

EU Action PlanEuropean Commission: We must move fast on HLEG Action Plan to avoid being timed out by political calendar

Senior EU civil servant says there is just one year to implement before Parliament breaks for elections.

European Parliament plans report on sustainable finance as Commission presses financial supervisors

EU Action PlanEuropean Parliament plans report on sustainable finance as Commission presses financial supervisors

Momentum from HLEG starts to permeate the European institutions

EU’s HLEG points to five major recommendations for its final report to policymakers

EU Action PlanFREE EU’s HLEG points to five major recommendations for its final report to policymakers

HLEG Chair says EU will incorporate its work in CMU review by February next year.

European sustainable finance expert group debates code of ethics for finance

EU Action PlanEuropean sustainable finance expert group debates code of ethics for finance

Group also highlights banks, insurers, exchanges and accounting

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change responds to HLEG report

EU Action PlanFREE Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change responds to HLEG report

IIGCC CEO on carbon pricing, CRAs, disclosure and more

New Perspectives on the Sustainable Finance Opportunity in Canada

EU Action PlanNew Perspectives on the Sustainable Finance Opportunity in Canada

A sustainable finance expert group for Canada could build on the European work to date

‘The elephant in the room’: The EU High Level Expert Group and carbon pricing

EU Action Plan‘The elephant in the room’: The EU High Level Expert Group and carbon pricing

Does Europe’s HLEG need to do more on carbon?

What’s the state of play for green definitions and can Europe create its own?

EU Action PlanWhat’s the state of play for green definitions and can Europe create its own?

How does HLEG’s push for a green taxonomy fit in with existing efforts and what shape could it take?

Christian Thimann on liquidity, short-termism and what’s next for HLEG

EU Action PlanChristian Thimann on liquidity, short-termism and what’s next for HLEG

With the public consultation now closed, Chair Thimann is feeling optimistic about HLEG’s mission

Making sense of ESG: HLEG’s Arlene McCarthy on the role of regulators

EU Action PlanFREE Making sense of ESG: HLEG’s Arlene McCarthy on the role of regulators

Members of HLEG share their thoughts on key topics under discussion

HLEG: Steve Waygood: money talks, so we must re-connect EU citizens with their savings

EU Action PlanFREE HLEG: Steve Waygood: money talks, so we must re-connect EU citizens with their savings

Members of HLEG share their thoughts on key topics under discussion

HLEG. A sustainability test for the regulatory process: a good start

EU Action PlanFREE HLEG. A sustainability test for the regulatory process: a good start

Members of HLEG share their thoughts on key topics under discussion.

APG’s Claudia Kruse on linking HLEG with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

EU Action PlanSDGsFREE APG’s Claudia Kruse on linking HLEG with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Members of HLEG share their thoughts on key topics under discussion

Stan Dupré: The mismatch of time horizons across the investment chain

EU Action PlanFREE Stan Dupré: The mismatch of time horizons across the investment chain

Members of HLEG share their thoughts on key topics under discussion

The question of credit ratings: what can European regulators actually do?

EU Action PlanThe question of credit ratings: what can European regulators actually do?

HLEG says it is a topic of further discussion, but what are the options?

Mirova CEO Zaouati on implementing a demanding pan-European Article 173

EU Action PlanFREE Mirova CEO Zaouati on implementing a demanding pan-European Article 173

Members of HLEG share their thoughts on key topics under discussion

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