More light in the dark? A first analysis of ESAs Q&A on the SFDR Delegated Regulation published on 17 November 2022 for the asset management industry

On 17 November 2022, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published a collection of questions and answers on Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/1288 (SFDR Delegated Regulation) (ESAs Q&A). The SFDR Delegated Regulation, often also called "SFDR RTS", applies from 1 January 2023. Over 34 pages, the ESAs Q&A compiles 70 questions asked by market participants and industry associations, partitioned in six chapters. Read more

FCA publishes consultation paper on sustainability disclosure requirements and investment labels

The FCA published today their long-awaited consultation paper on sustainability disclosure requirements and investment labels (the "Consultation"). This follows the discussion paper published in November 2021. The Consultation builds on the core elements of the regime outlined in the discussion paper: sustainable investment labels, consumer-facing disclosures, detailed product-level disclosures and entity-level disclosures. In addition, the Consultation also proposes naming and marketing rules with broader applicability, a general anti-greenwashing rule and other specific obligations on distributors. In this post, we summarise our key takeaways from the Consultation, together with a high-level overview of the FCA's proposals. Read more

China’s green finance – key recent developments

“Green finance” is quickly gaining momentum in China. The rise of green finance was at first driven by environmental goals when the concept of “ecological civilisation” was brought up, and more recently by China’s objectives to achieve the peak of carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality (or more precisely, net-zero of all six types of greenhouse gas emissions) by 2060, the so-called “Dual Carbon goals”. Read more

Global FSR Outlook 2022: Anticipating change, being prepared

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Global FSR Outlook 2022. In this annual publication, our FSR team surveys the regulatory landscape for 2022 and identifies themes that we expect to be at the core of regulatory priorities globally over the next 12 months.
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