The Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) is playing a key role in shaping sustainable finance, but the implementation process is a gradual one, allowing time for input from key stakeholders. Given the length and complexity of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) under SFDR, the European Commission has deferred the next phase of SFDR disclosure requirements.
Sustainability Start-Up Series: A chat with Jennifer O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Plantruption, whose mission is to disrupt how food is produced to benefit oceans, ecosystems, and future generations by creating plant-based seafood with taste and texture close to the real deal fish using seaweed & micro algae.
Given that the global real estate sector creates one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions , it is crucial that asset owners and investors take a proactive approach to reducing the carbon footprint of the properties we live, work and invest in.
Coming to terms with the concept of sustainable investing – home to acronyms including ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), RI (Responsible Investment) and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) – can often feel like wading through alphabet soup. In this update, we explore some common terms relating to sustainable investing and show how they affect you, the end investor.
The European Court of Auditors has examined the European Commission’s sustainable finance plan – to direct investment towards sustainable business activity – and ‘concluded that more consistent EU action is needed.’
There is evidence across many time periods and regions (especially in emerging markets) that integrating ESG into the investment process, and investing in companies with better ESG scores, can add to performance.