Working Groups

Public Policy Group

Public Policy Group

The Public Policy Group constitutes the main forum in which Eurosif members share information and formulate common policy positions. It is coordinated by the Eurosif policy team and comprised of representatives of national SIFs and their members. The policy remit of the PPG is broad, and it acts as the clearing house for all substantive policy positions; whether they pertain to the EU Taxonomy, the SFDR, corporate disclosures or ESG ratings - to name only a few. The PPG adopts a strategic and holistic view of the EU Sustainable Finance agenda, and complementary initiatives at global level, and enables Eurosif to engage in active policy formulation. The work of the PPG is guided by the goal of optimising the EU Sustainable Finance framework to ensure it delivers on its initial aim – to reorient capital to sustainable investments. The PPG’s output provides the foundation of Eurosif’s policy positioning on a range of issues and allows Eurosif to engage constructively with policymakers in Brussels and beyond.

SRI Study Group

SRI Study Group

The Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Study Group contributes to the elaboration of the Eurosif report, focusing on the trends and dynamics in the SRI market. It is coordinated by the Eurosif team and made up of representatives of national SIFs.

SFDR Advisory Group

SFDR Advisory Group

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) Advisory Group provides a forum to critically analyse the SFDR framework and identify areas where this regulation could be enhanced or improved upon in future. It follows a specific request from Eurosif members which highlighted the need to conduct research into the post-SFDR market, increase exchanges and information sharing to better understand and manage the implementation of this regulation at technical level and identify areas for future reform.

Climate Reporting & Indicators Advisory Group

Climate Reporting & Indicators Advisory Group

The Climate Reporting & Indicators (CRI) Advisory Group allows for an in-depth examination of the challenges and possible solutions regarding the accuracy, the efficacy and the comparability of climate related reporting. It is coordinated by the Eurosif policy team and made up of Eurosif members with a keen interest in ESG data acting in an individual capacity. It aim at fostering a discussion among practitioners on how forward-looking tools should be designed and used to support ambitious and credible decarbonisation strategies. The objective is to provide research-based technical recommendations on how the current frameworks and tools should be improved and used, as well as to discuss the design of possible new tools. It seeks to identify decision-useful climate information for investors, and to recommend how climate reporting practices and indicators can be combined to provide a truthful and forward-looking picture of the transition pathway for companies and sectors.

ESG Data & Ratings Advisory Group

ESG Data & Ratings Advisory Group

The ESG Data & Ratings (ESG R&D) Advisory Group allows for an identification and in-depth examination of major issues related to the use of ESG ratings and data. It is coordinated by the Eurosif policy team and made up of experts and practitioners with a keen interest in ESG data acting in an individual capacity. It aims at fostering a discussion among users and providers in the ESG ratings and data market, and shaping Eurosif’s positions in this policy field. The objective is to develop solutions to identified challenges, as well as to produce recommendations to policymakers to ensure a coherent, reliable and sound framework for ESG ratings and data products.