sustainable finance

CSSF says SFDR thresholds reflect ‘binding commitment‘
CSSF says SFDR thresholds imply ‘binding commitments’
Luxembourg’s financial supervisor CSSF has made clear that it expects investment funds that commit to sustainability objectives will stick to these commitments. If a fund
Without clear game rules, funds will never get it right
Without clear game rules, funds will never get it right
Europe’s asset management industry finds itself under a public magnifying glass after a team of international investigative journalists discovered that the most sustainable funds are still investing in polluting companies. Earlier warnings on possible reputation risks, also from specialists inside the sector, now echo loudly, but so does the observation that a lack of clarity in the current sustainability regulations poses significant challenges, both for the industry and investors.
New ESG product governance rules under Mifid2 take effect
New ESG product rules under Mifid2 take effect
A new set of rules - part of an update to the EU’s Mifid 2 directive - took effect in Luxembourg on Tuesday that will
Morningstar IO Benelux Webinar: Good Practices in ESG Reporting
Good practices in ESG reporting: 1 Dec. Benelux Online Debate
Morningstar and Investment Officer Luxembourg invite you to join us online on Thursday 1 December 2020 at 15 CET for the “Good Practices in ESG
Inflows for Impact funds in Q3 as ESG funds bleed 28.7 bln euro
Inflows for Impact funds in Q3 as ESG funds bleed
The EU’s top category of sustainable investment funds - impact funds as defined under SFDR Article 9 - saw inflows double in the third quarter compared to the second, while funds that are considered mostly sustainable, or Article 8 ESG funds, continued to bleed, research insights by Morningstar show. The analysis also shows that more than 380 funds were reclassified during the third quarter.
Industry wants EU framework and code of conduct for ESG ratings
Efama calls for code of conduct for ESG ratings
Europe’s fund and asset management industry, seeing rapid growth in investor demand for sustainable products, is asking EU policymakers for a robust and transparent new
SRI: BlackRock caught in tug of war in US politics
BlackRock caught in political tug of war over SRI
BlackRock finds itself caught in a tug of war in US politics over its approach to sustainable investing. On the one hand, there are Republican-led
Sustainable finance: ‘Great Reclassification’ is coming under SFDR
Sustainable finance: Great reclassification is coming
The growing complexity of Europe’s sustainable finance framework and a lack of clear guidance from EU supervisors is leading to a fragmented application of the
For LSFI’s Centofanti, awareness comes first in sustainable finance 
For LSFI’s Centofanti, awareness comes first
When it comes to sustainability, all actors, including the finance sector, need to develop a suitable level of understanding before policies and investment strategies can translate into impact, explains Nicoletta Centofanti, head of the Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Initiative, in an interview.
IO Talks Luxembourg: ALFI's Lamesch on alternatives, ESG
IO Talks podcast: ALFI’s Lamesch on alternatives, ESG
This IO Talks Luxembourg podcast episode with Corrine Lamesch, chair of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), sheds light on the growing popularity