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  • Press Release - European Legislation on Non-Financial Information

    15 April 2014; Brussels:  Eurosif welcomes the results of the vote by the European Parliament on legislation requiring the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large European companies. The newly approved European Legislation on Non-Financial Information Disclosure sends strong signals to companies but falls short of responsible investors expectations. 

    Read the full press release here

  • EU revises Shareholder Rights Directive to counter short-termism

    9 April 2014, Brussels: Eurosif welcomes the European Commission’s Proposal to amend the Shareholders’ Rights Directive (2007/36/EC), which was released earlier today.

    Download the press release here.

  • Eurosif's April 2014 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Save the Date: Eurosif's 2014 Annual Event; 2014 Global Sustainable Investment Alliance Summit in Utrecht.

    If you have any queries regarding the newsletter, please contact contact@eurosif.org. Read the Newsletter in our Media section.

  • Eurosif's First 2014 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Call for Sponsors: 2014 European SRI Market Study; Non-Financial Disclosure Proposal Update; Consultation on Best Practice Principles for Governance Research Providers.

    If you have any queries regarding the newsletter, please contact contact@eurosif.org. Read the Newsletter in our Media section.

  • Eurosif's November 2013 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Launch of European ESG Engagement Report - Call for Action: 2014 European SRI Market Study Sponsorship - JURI's Draft Report on the EC's Non-financial and Diversity Disclosure Proposal

    If you have any queries regarding the newsletter, please contact contact@eurosif.org. Read the Newsletter in our Media section.

  • EU Insider Now Available to Member Affiliates

    Issue seventeen of Eurosif's EU Insider is now available to Member Affiliates here. The EU Insider is a comprehensive digest of Eurosif's contributions to recent and current EU initiatives and consultations relating to the promotion of sustainability in financial markets. 

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  • Shareholder Stewardship: European ESG Engagement Practices 2013

    27 September 2013, Brussels – During its first European SRI Symposium on 24 September 2013 in Brussels, Eurosif unveiled its latest report entitled “Shareholder Stewardship: European ESG Engagement Practices 2013". The report demonstrates that investor dialogue with companies regarding material environmental, social and/or governance (ESG) issues has the potential to deliver value by generating profits, reducing risks and negative ESG externalities, encouraging better business practices, changing ethical behaviour and improving reputations.

    Download the full report and the press release here.

  • Eurosif's September 2013 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Last chance to Register for Eurosif's Annual Event and first European SRI Symposium, over 90 participants/delegates so far!

    Launch of European ESG Engagement Report - Call for Action: 2014 European SRI Market Study  sponsorship


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  • Eurosif response to IIRC Consultation

    Proposed framework offers a strong basis for a combined approach to corporate reporting as one of the levers to embed sustainability in corporate strategy & management practices.

    July 9, 2013, Brussels, Belgium: 

    Eurosif has been a longstanding advocate of non-financial disclosure and reporting. In its response to the European Commission consultation on non-financial reporting in January 2011, Eurosif has been already supportive of the concept of integrated reporting.

    Learn more and download response here.

  • Eurosif's July 2013 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Register for Eurosif's Annual Event and first European SRI Symposium.

    Exceptional line-up of speakers expected!

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  • Eurosif and ACCA release full results of the joint survey on non-financial reporting

    Eurosif and ACCA conducted a survey of investors, analysts and other stakeholders to gather the views and opinions of the investment community on their use of ESG information and the proposed reporting regime. The key findings of the survey are presented in this report.

    Download and share the full report here.

  • Press Release - leading investor coalition supports EU non-financial reporting proposal

    Proposed European legislation on non-financial reporting is an opportunity for the European economy

    says a leading group of European and international investors, including asset managers, pension funds and other asset owners.

    June 19, 2013, Brussels, Belgium: Eurosif, Eumedion, CDP, CDSB, EFFAS, UNEP-FI, ICGN and IIGCC strongly support the European Commission proposal published on April 16th mandating large European companies to report material non-financial information and their diversity policy in their annual reports. While some aspects of the proposed legislation can be strengthened, the legislation must not be weakened by the co-legislators.

    Please, find more details in joint press release here.

  • Joint AVIVA-ACCA-EUROSIF Press Release

    ”Non-financial information disclosure: towards a more sustainable and comparable corporate reporting regime?”

    The high-level multi-stakeholder roundtable co-hosted by MEPs Richard Howitt and Raffaele Baldassarre, took place on the 4th June 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

    Download the Press Release here

  • EUROSIF–ACCA Investor Survey on Non-Financial Reporting

    This April, the European Commission proposed new non-financial disclosure requirements for all large companies in the EU, through an amendment to the Accounting Directives. Investors, as a key audience of corporate reporting, are increasingly looking to assess not just the financial performance of the companies in which they invest, but also the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

    In order to gather the views and opinions of the investment community on their use of ESG information and the proposed reporting regime, Eurosif and ACCA conducted a survey of European investors and financial or non-financial analysts.

    Download the Executive Summary of the Survey here.

  • Eurosif's Position Paper on EU Non-Financial Reporting

    Eurosif strongly supports European Commission legislative proposal COM(2013)207, both in terms of disclosure of non-financial information and of diversity policy.

    While the text can be improved in certain areas, the proposal serves as a major advancement for Europe and for the community of investors incorporating non-financial (Environmental, Social and Governance) matters in their investment decisions by making more relevant information available from a larger number of companies.

    Download Position Paper here

  • Eurosif's May 2013 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Call for sponsorship: Annual Event and first European SRI Symposium + Engagement study - Eurosif's first policy webinar and conference call - Call for action: Shareholder engagement case studies

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  • EU Insider Now Available to Member Affiliates

    Issue seventeen of Eurosif's EU Insider is now available to Member Affiliates here. The EU Insider is a comprehensive digest of Eurosif's contributions to recent and current EU initiatives and consultations relating to the promotion of sustainability in financial markets. 

    Please email contact@eurosif.org if you need a reminder as to your user name and password.

  • Eurosif's March 2013 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Eurosif releases new European SRI Transparency code V- 3.0  - Call for action: short online survey on non-financial reporting - First international assessment of the sustainable investment landscape published by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA).

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  • Eurosif and the national SIFs launch the third version of the European SRI Transparency Code

    18 February 2013, Brussels - Eurosif and the national SIFs launch a new, more user-friendly version of the European SRI Transparency Code reflecting recent market developments and further responding to the success of the Code.

    More information here

  • Global Sustainable Investment Alliance Issues first international assessemnt of the Sustainable Investment landscape

    The release of the report marks the launch of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance and its website at www.gsi-alliance.org.

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  • Eurosif's January 2013 Newsletter Now Available

    In this issue: Eurosif meets Commissioner Barnier on Non-Financial Reporting - New European SRI transparency code V- 3.0 to go soon live - Call for interest: sponsorship opportunity for new research - Eurosif participates in Clear Info project on environmental data - Call for action: short survey

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