Prosecutors in Germany have brought criminal charges against Volkswagen executives over Dieselgate. They have been charged with stock market manipulation. More here.
BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Edoardo Carlucci, Research and Policy Officer at BETTER FINANCE – the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users – was appointed as a member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) Consultative Expert Group on Digital Ethics in Insurance to represent individual savers and investors.
On 11-13 September, BETTER FINANCE’s Managing Director Guillaume Prache will be speaking at the Eurofi Financial Forum organised in Helsinki. More information to follow soon.
On the 10 September 2019 BETTER FINANCE’s Research & Policy Officer Edoardo Carlucci will attend a round table event organised by EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group). The event will provide the opportunity for the stakeholders to share their input and exchange views on what they consider to be corporate reporting priorities and how these
In its response to ESMA’s survey on its collection of evidence on short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations, BETTER FINANCE expressed concerns about the institution restricting its definition of a long-term investment to just a long timeframe. The association argued that “not only the duration of a holding is decisive to decide if
On 18 June 2019, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) published its report on Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures. The report recommends a list of minimum standards for the methodologies of EU Climate Transition and Paris-aligned benchmarks addressing the risk of greenwashing, and disclosure requirements to improve transparency and comparability of information across benchmarks not only regarding climate-related
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a questionnaire which aims to gather evidence on potential short-term pressures on corporations stemming from the financial sector. On December 2019, the findings will be presented to the European Commission that will consider to follow up on them, which might include political actions. Find BETTER FINANCE’s response to
We are happy to announce that Christian Gülich, EU Policy Officer at the Bund der Versicherten (BdV), one of BETTER FINANCE’s German members, was appointed to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group. For more information, please see EIOPA’s website. With 17 user-side expert members from among its ranks in