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DNB: Increasing climate-related risks demand more action from the financial sector

Financial institutions must increasingly factor in the consequences of a changing climate and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. DNB explores the impact of climate-related risks on the Dutch financial sector in its recent report, "Waterproof? An exploration of climate-related risks for the Dutch financial sector". This impact can be felt increasingly strongly in a variety of areas, which is why DNB intends to embed climate-related risks more firmly in ...
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VBDO publishes 11th edition of the Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands

For the eleventh time, VBDO has reviewed the sustainability performance of the 50 largest Dutch pension funds. The aim of this report is to provide pension funds and their stakeholders with insights into the current status of responsible investment in the Dutch pension sector. The benchmark shows a growing trend towards a sustainable investment portfolio. ESG criteria are increasingly included in investment analysis and funds are overall more transparent about their responsible ...
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Launch of Invest Week 2017

31 organisations hosting 20 events to date and more to come Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has once again joined forces with policymakers, the investment industry, policy–focused organisations and entrepreneurs to host Invest Week 2017. Supported by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Invest Week 2017 will focus on how Europeans can work together to create a brighter future through ...
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Paving the way for Sustainable Finance in Europe

Today, Eurosif launches its latest report, Paving the way for Sustainable Finance in Europe, an insightful analysis which gathers key players' views into the work of the HLEG for a framework for sustainable finance. Download the report here. This report was sponsored by ...
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VBDO launches an Investor Guide on tax

VBDO - the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development - issued an investor guide on ​​fiscal responsibility and tax. The guide focuses on institutional investors and aims to provide investors with a practical roadmap for the design of a responsible tax strategy and the implementation thereof in business operations at the level of investors and their investee companies. It provides information on how to design a responsible tax framework that stimulates responsible tax ...
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EU Commission adopts the ESAs package

Today, the Commission has adopted the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) package which is a significant step forward for a stronger supervisory architecture. When the EU overhauled its financial system in the wake of the financial crisis, it introduced a Single Rulebook for financial regulation in Europe and created the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). These bodies are pivotal in ensuring that financial markets across the EU are ...
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Plant a tree – an EIB and WeForest initiative

In July 2007, the European Investment Bank launched its first Climate Awareness Bond. To mark the 10th anniversary of this milestone, the EIB has partnered with NGO WeForest in a project to make the planet greener – an additional way for us to contribute to the fight against global warming through reducing the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. How does it work? For every person who fills out this form, the ...
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Sustainable investment in Europe at a crossroads: GRI’s interview with Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif’s Executive Director

Sustainable and responsible investment is helping mobilize and direct finance towards building a more inclusive, stable and greener European economy. Here GRI talks to Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif's Executive Director, to discover how.​ In the interview, Flavia outlines some of the key trends and challenges facing European sustainable finance, and lists some recommendations drafted by the EU’s High-level Expert Group to help create a financial system that supports sustainable investments. To ...

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