The global health crisis and the materialisation of non-financial risks all over the globe shed some new light on the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability matters. The topic is about to become even more actual for every asset manager.

 

[NEW | VIDEO ] RTS revised

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SFDR, Taxonomy, NFRD - The three musketeers of sustainable finance

In mid-March of 2021, ESAs published a consultation paper regarding the Taxonomy-related disclosures for financial products in the context of the SFDR. On the 21st of April 2021, the EU Commission published the “April Package”. Among other things, it includes:

  • the final technical screening criteria of the Taxonomy,
  • the revision of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

Learn more with Antoine Peter in this video:

 

 

[23/03/21] European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have published a new version of the draft Regulatory Technical Standards under the SFDR. In a press release dated 12 March 2021, the CSSF encouraged market participants to already begin referring to the new draft RTS when applying the SFDR. More details in this short video with Antoine Portelange.

Statements by the CSSF on the application of the SFDR

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Q&A: The world of sustainability - an introductory video on this key topic.


Sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector will become mandatory, as indicated on the timeline below.

2020.06 - Timeline - ESG-SFDR - ok

[video] Fast-track for sustainability-related disclosures

 

ENVIRONMENT

In response to growing concerns over climate change, and as part of broader efforts to connect finance with the specific needs of the European and global economy for the benefit of the planet and our society, sustainability considerations are more and more integrated into companies policies.

[video] Why funds and managers should already be thinking about ESG requirements

 

[video] ESG and sustainable finance

OUR OFFER

> learn more about Arendt ESG toolbox for asset managers here_

> contact our dedicated team: sustainability@arendt.com_

 

NEWS

> 08/07/2020 - Interview - Critères ESG: le nom de la loi (Podcast with Isabelle Lebbe)

> 08/07/2020 - Interview - Critères ESG: de la théorie à la pratique (Podcast with Stéphane Badey)

> 10/07/2020 - Interview - Le reporting des critères ESG (Podcast)

> 12/12/2019 - Newsflash - Regulation on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector published!

09/2019 - Press article - Sustainability, Green Bonds Standards and ESG Criteria are more than ever on the financial agenda - IPBA Journal - Stéphane Karolczuk

 

WEBINARS/RECORDINGS

> 08/03/2021 – ESG engagement: how can asset managers best deliver value to pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors?

> 24/02/2021 – Looking past the E: mandatory human rights due diligence in finance

> 03/02/2021 – SFDR in the spotlight – are asset managers ready for 10 March 2021?

> 20/01/2021 – Sustainability becomes hard law

> 17/12/2020 – News from the forefront of SFDR - what have we learned so far?

> 24/11/2020 – „ESG - Herausforderung und Chance am Finanzplatz Luxemburg“

 

TRAINING COURSES/E-LEARNING

> [NEW] 15/09/2021 – Regulatory Update – Keeping up to date with Sustainable Finance [online training course]

> The ABC of ESG_ [e-learning]

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