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Germany’s BaFin to Take Aim at Greenwashing

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Germany’s financial regulator, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), has made fighting greenwashing one its chief aims. The Bonn- and Frankfurt-based body said it would seek to combat “misleading marketing practices” in sustainable finance as one of its 10 medium-term objectives. The overseer launched a consultation in August on drawing up guidelines to establish best practices for labelling of securities described as green or sustainable. The new list of objectives, which continue to be topped by securing the stability of financial markets, will guide BaFin’s activities through to 2025.

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