Eurosif to undertake wide ranging strategic review. Former French SIF Chair Thierry Philipponnat will assist the board

This decision, taken at its December board meeting, comes at an opportune time for the Association.  Over the past 2 years, there have been significant advances in the development of a world leading sustainable investment policy and regulatory framework driven by the European Commission.  Eurosif was proud to play an ...

​​​The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group seeks members for its EUROPEAN REPORTING LAB

A ​Call for candidates was launched on the 19th of December for members of the​ new Project Task Force on Climate-related Reporting. ​​​ ​The European Reporting Lab@EFRAG's first project will be on climate-related reporting, consistent with the European Commission's (EC) Action Plan Financing Sustainable Growth. The Task Force will assess the current state of play for climate-related reporting by ...

EIOPA publishes its consultation on the integration of sustainability risks and factors

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has just published for consultation its draft technical advice on possible amendments to the delegated acts under Solvency II and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) concerning the integration of sustainability risks and factors. These amendments have been requested by the European Commission, on 1 August 2018, ...

EFRAG appoints Flavia Micilotta as part of the European Lab Steering Group.

EFRAG, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, published today the official list of the newly nominated members of the Steering Group for the new European Corporate Reporting Lab (the ‘European Lab@EFRAG’). The list comprises of 15 members from broad sectors and with diverse background. Their membership will be effective from ...

SASB released the first Industry specific Sustainability Accounting Standards

Today, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) released a complete set of 77 industry-specific sustainability accounting standards, as the result of six years of research and extensive market consultation. Approved in October, the standards are now publicly available. The SASB standards are used by Companies, to report on sustainability performance, ...

One Planet Summit 2018: Europe sustains its leadership on climate action

The European Commission was at the One Planet Summit in New York to present to global leaders the progress made on the ambitious initiatives it revealed in Paris last year. Watch the video! ...

Eurosif goes ‘Tobacco-free’

Eurosif becomes today a Founding Supporter of the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, an initiative developed by Tobacco Free Portfolios. This means that Eurosif will be supporting the Pledge, the organisation and its mission of reducing and ultimately eliminating investments in tobacco. Tobacco Free Portfolios is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to inform, prioritise ...

EIOPA wants your contribution

This summer, the European Commission has formally requested the technical advice from the EU’s main financial supervisory bodies on how to integrate sustainability across its main financial markets legislation. On the 24 July 2018, a letter from Olivier Guersent, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, was sent to the ...

European Lab Steering Group: join the network!

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) General Assembly has agreed the terms of reference for the European Lab Steering Group which will allow EFRAG to proceed with establishment of the European Corporate Reporting Lab (‘European Lab’). After the recent adoption of an action plan on financing sustainable growth, the European Commission ...

Eurosif welcomes King Baudouin Foundation as a new member

Eurosif is pleased to welcome its newest direct member from Belgium, the King Baudouin Foundation. The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) was established in 1976 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin’s reign. It is an independent foundation, administered by a Board of Governors. KBF's mission is to achieve a better society ...

The EIB issues its first Sustainability Awareness Bond

The European Investment Bank issued its first Sustainability Awareness Bond. This is a EUR 500 million transaction, launched on the 6th of September, which represents the first EIB funding intended to directly support sustainable finance and builds on the EIB’s pioneering role unlocking investment through green bonds. This product allows ...

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