sri newsletter 17th issue
Sustainable finance in Europe, regulatory landscape and the future of investing
At a time when more and more individual investors are becoming aware of sustainable finance and users of sustainable investment solutions*, with financial stakeholders – manufacturers and distributors alike – expanding their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), Green and Social investment product set to choose from, it is worth reflecting on the fast changing regulatory landscape in Europe, one year after the EU Commission announced its Action plan for Sustainable Finance.
Indeed, while there is growing demand and support for sustainable investments, the challenges we face in terms of climate change for instance, require structural regulatory changes to gather pace and act in a more meaningful and efficient way across the continent.
We believe this issue of SR-highlights will give you a good indication of what is the direction of travel for sustainable finance in Europe, a direction into a more responsible future.
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*Retail investors accounted for 25% of global sustainable investing assets in 2018, up from 11% in 2016.
Source: Global Sustainable Investment Review 2018, published by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, March 2019.