Date: 21st July 2021

It is very welcome that the Commission prepares both a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy for July 2021, and an unprecedented, horizontal Retail Investment Strategy for early 2022.

This briefing focuses on the retail investment aspects of the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy and on the sustainability aspects of the Retail Investment Strategy. It does not aim to cover all retail finance-related issues.

We have set up ten complementary recommendations to incorporate sustainability aspects in EU retail investment policy: they should be part of both the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy and the Retail Investment Strategy to ensure an integrated, comprehensive EU approach mainstreaming sustainability in retail investment.