BETTER FINANCE response to the 2022 ESAs Call for evidence on Greenwashing

The practice of greenwashing, or marketing a product as environmentally friendly, when in fact basic environmental standards have not been met, can take many forms including misleading labels and unsubstantiated/vague ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to ESMA Call for Evidence on implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II)

BETTER FINANCE answer ESMA Call for Evidence with regards information from market participants and map the state of play with regards to the implementation of the SRD2/SRD II provisions on ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to EIOPA Public consultation on supervisory statement on differential pricing mechanisms in non-life insurances

Explanations A differential pricing mechanism in insurance contracts describes a practice by which an insurance company adapts the cost or price of the product/service on considerations other than the expected ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EFRAG Consultation on Draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards

BETTER FINANCE notes that the gap between users’ information needs and the sustainability information reported by undertakings is growing. Academic research demonstrates however that companies are reporting more often on ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the ISSB Consultation on General Requirements for Disclosure and Climate-related Disclosure

Individual, non-professional (“retail”) investors are significantly interested in sustainable investments and by extension rely not only on more data on climate or sustainability-related risks and opportunities, but also on more ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EU Commission Consultation on the New EU System for the avoidance of double taxation in the field of withholding taxes

Individual, non-professional (“retail”) investors are significantly demotivated or hampered from investing cross-border within the EU due to:
  • The widespread de facto double taxation of investment income within the “Single ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s answer to the European Commission (EC) consultation on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and sustainability factors

BETTER FINANCE’s answer to the European Commission (EC) consultation on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and sustainability factors in credit ratings aims to inform on concerns about the functioning ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission consultation call for Evidence for an Evaluation and Impact Assessment Run in Parallel

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the European Commission’s call for evidence on retail investor protection but questions the efficiency of the exercise as it seems to duplicate efforts and it is not ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the European Commission Consultation on the review of suitability and appropriateness assessments

The European Commission proposes to replace the current suitability-appropriateness duality in the MiFID II and insurance distribution Directives, with a new, unique, and standardised suitability regime for all categories of ...
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