2 Degrees Investing Initiative | Are Sustainable Finance Policies Evidence-Based?

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An analysis of whether the EU’s procedural framework for sustainable finance policymaking is fit for purpose.

The ex-ante impact assessment is one of the most important tools available to policy makers. It is a critical step to promoting informed decision making and ensuring that the final policy design is optimal for addressing the issue at hand.

In this crucial year for sustainable finance policy, with the recent release of a new Sustainable Finance Strategy, the impact assessment process must be improved to ensure that any policy is actually doing what it needs to. EU policymakers do not have a moment to lose and cannot afford any mistakes.

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