Transition investing: key challenges and opportunities

Transition investing refers to capital needed to improve economic activities, that are not environmentally friendly at present. Such capital supports the development of innovation and infrastructure, enabling current activities to ...
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BETTER FINANCE position on the Retail Investment Strategy

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the proposal for the Retail Investment Strategy (RIS) put forward by the European Commission (EC) on 24 May 2023. We fully share the goals that the EC ...
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BETTER FINANCE position on the transparency of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating activities

The draft Regulation on ESG ratings proposed by the European Commission in June 2023 aims to establish a framework and tackle structural issues by combating possible conflicts of interests, imposing ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position on the Listing Act Review – EC Package Proposal

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the objectives of the Listing Act review put forward by the European commission to make EU Capital Markets more attractive for companies, particularly for SMEs.[1] Investor associations ...
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Sustainability recommendations from NGOs for the PRIIPs revision

The Briefing Paper by BETTER FINANCE, 2° Investing Initiative and WWF focuses on the Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance-Based Products (PRIIPs) Regulation and provides recommendations for sustainability disclosure. While a ...
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BETTER FINANCE position on the classification of investment funds regarding sustainability

EU Law rightly requires information provided to individual investors to be clear, i.e., “presented in a way that is likely to be understood by, the average member of the group ...
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BETTER FINANCE joint position paper on sustainability requirements in Solvency II

"BETTER FINANCE together with ShareAction, the German Association of the Insured BdV, Urgewald and WWF European Policy Office react to the Solvency II review on related sustainability requirements. Solvency II, ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position Paper on the EU Retail Investment Strategy (executive summary)

The European Federation of investors and Financial Services Users fully supports the clear stated objectives of the European Union’s very welcome “Retail Investor Strategy”. ENSURE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN ...
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For a “Consolidated Tape” of Capital Market Trades that brings Value to Individual Investors

Available data and evidence show significant increases in the trading and investing activity of EU households, sparked by a new wave of young, previously inactive, non-professional investors. Many EU retail ...
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