The asset management industry plays a key role in meeting the objectives of the European Green Deal to make the EU’s economy sustainable. Our members integrate ESG considerations across their risk management processes and investment decisions. They develop sustainable investment products and foster transparency to fight greenwashing. This increases choice, trust and, in turn, retail investors’ participation. Overall, such efforts mobilise capital towards a fair and just transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050.
EFAMA actively contributes to the development and implementation of EU’s sustainable finance initiatives. Among them are a comprehensive transparency framework for financial market participants, standards and labels for green financial products, classification of green economic activities and policies enhancing corporate sustainability reporting.
EFAMA’s comments on EU Commission’s draft legislative proposals in relation to sustainable Finance Initiative & MiFID II suitability requirements
EFAMA’s reply to the European Commission’s Public consultation on institutional investors & asset managers' duties regarding sustainability
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations play a crucial role in asset managers' investment decisions for several reasons:
Today, the European Commission has released their proposal for a regulation on ESG ratings and data providers.
EFAMA questions the threshold approach in ESMA’s proposed guidelines on the use of ESG terms in fund names
EFAMA has today published its response to the ESMA consultation on guidelines on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms. EFAMA members have concerns around the proposed numerical threshold approach as it may not address the underlying greenwashing issues our industry is facing due to the current lack of clarity on many key sustainable finance concepts.
This report breaks down the size of the European ESG market, reviewing the assets under management of funds using the SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) framework.
It gives me great pleasure to provide you with an overview of our activities since our Ordinary General Meeting of last year.
The report looks at the major trends in the ESG UCITS market, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the behaviour of ESG and non-ESG funds.