7 July 2021 – The European Commission (EC) has adopted a new ‘Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy‘ or Sustainable Finance Strategy. BETTER FINANCE commends the EC for this important step and fully supports its stated goals, especially the move towards ensuring more and better access for consumers to “transition finance”. It

Following on the heels of its 2020 video on “why to invest in shares?” (published exclusively in French), BETTER FINANCE now launches a new educational video on “Investing in Funds”, in English as well as in French. This latest video takes a deeper look at investment funds in Europe and explains how individual investors can

You can replay the event on BETTER FINANCE YouTube channel    

Impact investors (in the end followed by Blackrock and others) just managed to force two new directors into EXXON Board (biggest oil company in the World) who will push to accelerate the energy transition. Why is this extremely important: major oil companies’ free cash flows (net of investments) will likely reach $ 200 billion this year

On 3 June 2021 BETTER FINANCE wrote to Commissioner McGuinnes on behalf of the EU citizens who act or could act as individual non-professional (called “retail” in MiFID) investors with regard to the European Commission’s projects on consolidated tape (“CT”) and the impact assessment to be finalized soon. BETTER FINANCE appreciates the firm stand by

Following its Action Plan for Fair and Simple Taxation Supporting the Recovery Strategy, the Commission is taking stock of taxpayers’ existing rights under EU law and issuing a Recommendation to Member States to improve the situation of taxpayers and to simplify tax obligations. In its response to the consultation, BETTER FINANCE provides information through feedback

There has been considerable progress on both supervisory convergence and the single rulebook since the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) were created in 2011. Nevertheless, both require continued and appropriately targeted efforts to make further progress. To this end, the Commission’s capital markets union (CMU) action plan published on 24 September 2020, requires the European

BETTER FINANCE strongly supports the goals of the new initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance launched by the European Commission in order to reconcile economic growth, social progress, corporate governance and environmental protection, which is a vital and very urgent necessity. But this has to be based on the right assumptions. This press release further details

Business and individual investors organisations issue statement on the European Commission’s upcoming initiative on sustainable corporate governance. BETTER FINANCE joined ecoDa, European Family Businesses, EuropeanIssuers, Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), Invest Europe and SMEUnited in issuing this Joint Letter to the European Commission to convey our shared concerns regarding the upcoming proposal on sustainable

BETTER FINANCE issued a Joint Letter regarding the European Commission’s initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance. This communication asserts that leading European associations share a common perspective on the upcoming initiatives. Alongside BETTER FINANCE, co-signatories are EuropeanIssuers, ecoDa, European Family Businesses (EFB), Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), Invest Europe, SMEunited.