EU Shareholder Rights Directi e

EU to crackdown on greenwashing in green bonds 20 May, 2022 The proposals seek to bring in standards, as there is currently no uniform green bond standard in the EU. The EU Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee have proposed a series of measures to better regulate the green bond market. The Committee hopes the […]

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ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

The Platform on Sustainable Finance, an expert group of the European Commission, has proposed a significant expansion of the EU’s Taxonomy for sustainable finance.

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nuclear, power plant

The European Commission is in talks to classify nuclear energy and gas as green investments in its new sustainable taxonomy.

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The first two chapters of the EU’s sustainable taxonomy rules have been passed by member states and will come into force at the start of next year.

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Biodiversity, EU Taxonomy

EU seeks to expand green taxonomy beyond climate August 6, 2021 European Union officials working on the bloc’s proposed green taxonomy have put forward plans to expand it beyond climate change. Two documents, published earlier this week, have proposed extending the taxonomy to include classifications for companies contributing to other environmental goals. This includes subjects […]

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Mairead McGuinness

The European Commission (EC) is making stringent new demands on companies’ reporting of their impact on the environment, as it looks to drive investors’ money towards the greenest firms.

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EU-wide task force appointed as NFRD reform gathers pace

Investors look ahead to ambitious EU agenda Fund groups, investors and law firms are weighing up the readiness of EU member states to implement new rules relating to environmental, social and governance-based investments. Top of the list is the introduction of the EU taxonomy, a framework designed to act as a catalyst for sustainable investment, […]

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