BETTER FINANCE feedback to the European Commission’s Proposal for a Common Digital Plan – Europe’s Digital Decade – 2030 Digital Targets

The Covid-19 crisis showed how digitalization can play a useful role for consumers and businesses. However, digitalization and new emerging technological trends do not come without risks, scams, and fraud ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s feedback to the European Commission Consultation on the Establishment of a European Single Access Point (ESAP)

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the Commission’s initiative to create a unique digital platform for investors to access all information about issuers of financial instruments and manufacturers of investment products. For a ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EC Consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance

BETTER FINANCE considers the aim of the EC Commission to establish a European framework on Sustainable Corporate governance in order to better hold directors accountable to long-term oriented stakeholders praiseworthy ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to the EIOPA survey on the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)

As a first step towards the preparation of its report on the application of the IDD, EIOPA launched an initial survey addressed to external stakeholders, such as consumer associations, academics, ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to the European Commission Public Consultations on the Review of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

The European Commission (EC) launched two separate public consultations on the review of the regulatory framework for alternative investment funds (AIFs) and European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs). However, since ELTIFs ...
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BETTER FINANCE Feedback on the Review of prudential rules for insurance and reinsurance companies (Solvency II)

BETTER FINANCE fully supports EIOPA's fundamental approach to preventing "green-washing" and "green bubbles". ESG investments must be submitted to the same risk assessment procedures (ORSA) as any other investment by ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position Paper on the Intra-EU Investment Facilitation Initiative

With the termination of the intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in 2020 – which received significant criticism for overlapping with the EU single market rules – the EC launched an ...
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Comments from the Coalition of NGOs on the EU Ecolabel criteria for Retail Financial Products – Technical Report 3.0

While the aim of the EU Ecolabel should be to guide retail investors towards truly sustainable financial products, and at the same time avoid the greenwashing of unsustainable investments, the ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position on the EC Proposal for an EU Recovery Prospectus

The BETTER FINANCE welcomes the proposal put forward by the European Commission to simplify Prospectus disclosure rules for equity issuers in order to stimulate equity financing by companies in need ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to the European Supervisory Authorities’ Survey on templates for Environmental and/or Social financial products under SFDR

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the the use of specific templates to standardise the disclosures of ESG information. We consider that to be comparable, the information disclosed  must reach the highest degree ...
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