Sustainable ETFs and open-end Funds

In June 2018, the European Commission appointed a Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG), made up of experts on sustainable finance and set up by the EU Commission to support it in the implementation of the Action Plan on various points.

In September 2019 the Final Report on Benchmarks was published with the introduction of new benchmarks on climate sustainability.

A benchmark is an index used as an objective reference parameter to compare the performance of a portfolio or security with the market performance and to assess related risk.
ETF and open-ended issuers use benchmarks as a reference for structuring an investment strategy for passive or active products.

The Final Report on EU Taxonomy was published on 9 March 2020. The aim is to provide the guidelines for classifying eco-friendly economic activities able to drive economic growth without negative impacts on the environment and, in particular, on the climate. The taxonomy would support the financial operators, such as asset managers, to develop new products and select the securities to invest in.

On 18 June 2020 the European Parliament adopted Regulation (EU) no. 2020/852 - “Taxonomy Regulation” - for the creation of a common European framework for the promotion of sustainable investments. The Taxonomy Regulation and the (EU) Regulation no. 2019/2088  - "SFDR Regulation" - relating to disclosure on sustainability in the financial services sector, represent a first important step towards the implementation of the ambitious objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Commission's Action Plan for the financing of a sustainable growth.

 

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