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Spainsif Annual Meeting supports the European SRI Transparency Code 4.0

On the 18th of June, the Spanish Sustainable Investment Forum, Spainsif, held its Annual Meeting. The event gave a great opportunity to support the European SRI Transparency Code – and now, we are happy to confirm that Spainsif Annual Meeting has approved the implementation of Eurosif's Transparency Code 4.0 in the ...

Eurosif’s feedback on MiFID II suitability requirements and insurance-based investment products

From 24 May to 21 June 2018, the European Commission has sought feedback on amendments to delegated acts under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Insurance Distribution Directive to include ESG considerations into the advice that investment firms and insurance distributors offer to individual clients.  Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif Executive Director, says: "Part of the ...

INTERVIEW: Eurosif’s Flavia Micilotta shares her vision on the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

The European Commission published its Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth in March. In an interview with Candriam, Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif Executive Director, shares her global vision of the Action Plan and predicts its consequences for the European financial industry ...

European Parliament passes resolution on Sustainable Finance

MEPs have today backed strongly Molly Scott Cato’s resolution on Sustainable Finance - by 455 votes to 87, with 92 abstentions. The initiative emphasises the vital role of financial markets in the transition to a sustainable economy and the need for a policy framework to encourage investments into sustainable assets ...

Eurosif applauds Commission’s legislative proposals on sustainable finance

Today, 24th of May, the European Commission has revealed its first legislative package as a follow-up to the Action Plan on sustainable finance launched on the 8th March. The Sustainable Finance chapter the European Commission has been crafting through its praiseworthy initiatives is geared at hardwiring sustainability in the Capital ...

Eurosif’s Executive Director Flavia Micilotta on FTAdviser: “The definition issue continues to hamper SRI”

In an opinion piece published by Financial Times publication FTAdviser, Eurosif’s Executive Director Flavia Micilotta explains how the problem of defining sustainability-related terms hampers further growth of SRI. “The definition issue regarding sustainability-related terms (too many, too broad) keeps on rearing its head, despite the many positive developments which the ...

UKSIF publishes a survey of fund managers’ responses to climate-related risks facing fossil fuel companies

According to UKSIF’s recent survey, "Not long now: Survey of fund managers’ responses to climate-related risks facing fossil fuel companies", it is clear that fund management firms view fossil fuels and International Oil Companies (IOCs) as increasingly risky investments that are likely to be devalued in the near future. 54% ...

INTERVIEW: Eurosif’s Flavia Micilotta on the future of sustainable finance in Europe

Eurosif’s Executive Director Flavia Micilotta was interviewed in Milano at Il Salone del Risparmio with Morningstar on the 12th of April. To watch the interview (in Italian), please click here ...

ETicaNews interview: Commission action plan represents an important step

ETicaNews interviewed Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif’s Executive Director, to discuss the Commission action plan on sustainable finance and its future impacts. Read the full interview in Italian here ...

Eurosif 2018 SRI Study Launch

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact flavia.micilotta@eurosif.org.  Published every two years, the Eurosif study is the reference for every stakeholder in the industry and a ‘must-have’ for any Responsible Investor. The Eurosif Study measures the SRI market by qualifying the capital invested in SRI, as well as highlighting trends in the ...

The Green Finance Taskforce report is out

The Green Finance Taskforce, headed by Sir Roger Gifford, Head of SEB UK, delivered yesterday, 28th of April a report with key recommendations, written in the record time of six months. The focus of the report is accelerating the growth of green finance and the low-carbon economy and it is ...