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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

Responsible Investor: Eurosif’s Flavia Micilotta on helping SRI investors through HLEG

In the lead up to the public consultation on their Interim Report, the EU's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) has been commissioned by Responsible Investor for a series of  thought leadership pieces written for Responsible Investor by individual HLEG members. For her piece, Eurosif's Flavia Micilotta focuses ...

UK Government Announces Corporate Governance Reform Package

This morning the Government set out its “world leading” package of corporate governance reforms designed to increased boardroom accountability and enhance trust in business. The reforms focus on three areas: Executive pay, employees’ voices, and corporate governance in privately-held businesses. The announcement follows a wide-ranging consultation which ended in February ...

Reflections on the HLEG report

In an article for Environmental Finance, Eurosif's Executive Director, Flavia Micilotta, outlines some of her key takeaways from the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance's Interim Report. "The report brings to the fore some of the crucial elements that have already been a part of the Sustainable and Responsible investors' agenda for ...

ESAs present advice on PRIIPs with environmental or social objectives

On the 31st of May 2016, the European Commission mandated the Joint Committee to provide its technical advice specifying the details of the procedures used to establish whether a PRIIP targets environmental or social objectives. The underlying goals were to set out indications for the manufacturer to follow to show ...

Eurosif at the Sustainable Development Festival

The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) brings together 160 organisations, representing both the economic and the social communities. ASviS recently organised the first Sustainable Development Festival  with over 200 events that ran from the 22nd of May until the 7th of June. As the SDGs are primarily focused on the role the private ...

HLEG launches survey on its Sustainable Finance Interim Report

On the 18th of July, the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG)  launched a questionnaire, following on from the publication of its Interim Report earlier this month. The aim is to gather targeted feedback on the analysis and reflections presented by the HLEG in the Report. It was ...

FNG on the German G20 presidency

Following the conclusion of the German presidency of the G20, FNG has published a position on the progress made in terms of sustainable finance. Read the full position here ...

HLEG Report published today

Today, the 13th of July, the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) published its Interim Report. This Report identifies two imperatives for Europe’s financial system. The first is to strengthen financial stability and asset pricing, by improving the assessment and management of long-term material risks and intangible ...