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Eurosif welcomes new EU Sustainable Finance Package

May 11th, 2021

On 21 April 2021 the EU published an extensive package of measures to help facilitate the transition to a more sustainable future. The new rules do not relate directly to the UK however it is widely regarded as unlikely that the UK would wish to diverge significantly from their position on sustainable finance – and […]

EU Taxonomy Final Report

March 23rd, 2020

Sustainable Finance Taxonomy  report ‘Financing a Sustainable European Economy’ Technical Report published 9 March 2020 On 9 March 2020 the EU TEG (Technical Expert Group) on sustainable finance produced their final report which sets out a ‘taxonomy’ of sustainable business activities.  This significant development will help investors to recognise those business activities that should be […]

Sustainable Finance Initiative – MiFID II suitability requirements – feedback requested

June 8th, 2018

EU proposals to include ESG as part of investment and advice processes. 20 June 2018 Update:   Our published response can be found here. ===== On 24 May 2018 the EU published draft recommendations proposing the inclusion of ESG within the obligatory advice process as part of their ongoing work supporting the growth of Sustainable Finance. Their draft […]

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London Climate Week – (free) Excel event tickets – 28 & 29 June
June 15, 2022

  London Climate Week event on 28 & 29 June  I happily agreed to become involved with a major London Climate Week event run by Reset Connect some time ago. The event is now only two weeks away. I did so mostly because I am always keen to help and encourage intermediaries to learn about climate issues […]

A collection of responses to HSBC’s Kirk extraordinary climate speech
May 27, 2022

Earlier this week I set out my initial response to HSBC’s head of Responsible Investment – Stuart Kirk’s – extraordinary presentation on climate risk  (see blog linked below). In the interest of understanding different points of view – here is a collection of  articles and opinions about his speech that we believe are relevant to […]

‘Man who jumps on bandwagon accuses fellow passengers of being on bandwagon’
May 23, 2022
HSBC

…and has now been rightly suspended by HSBC. There is so much to say on this story, but let me start by saying I have no desire to ‘bash’ HSBC. Big banks are imperfect and have, in my view, propped up the fossil fuel industry for far too long – but that is not what […]