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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Germany’s BaFin to Take Aim at Greenwashing
Recorded Webinar: Getting ready for Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and ESG – what action should asset managers be taking now?
Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment has exploded in recent years, bringing with it regulation and a requirement for buy-side firms to develop ESG strategies and meet disclosure obligations. The sell-side can help here by integrating ESG data with traditional financial information, although the compliance burden remains with asset managers. The EU Sustainable...
By Janine Hofer-Wittwer, CFA, Senior Product Manager, Financial Information at SIX. A landmark report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has shocked nations on a global scale. The findings suggest that the world is likely to reach 1.5C of warming before 2040 as a direct result of human activity, calling the entire world...
As investment management firms take on more responsibility and control over core operational functions, A-Team has seen demand for a more buy-side oriented event focused on data and data management. The inaugural DMS Boston will take place in June 2020, and will focus on topics of interest to buy-side practitioners.
A-Team Group’s ESG Handbook 2021 is a ‘must read’ for all capital markets participants, data vendors and solutions providers involved in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing and product development. It includes extensive coverage of all elements of ESG, from an initial definition and why ESG is important, to existing and emerging regulations, data challenges...