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  • ISDA and AFME (Belgium)
    23 August 2018 Business association
    ISDA and AFME (Belgium)

    Executive Summary ISDA and AFME support the European Commission’s efforts to enhance transparency and comparability regarding low carbon and positive carbon impact benchmarks. We welcome the draft proposal for a Regulation. ISDA and AFME believe that in order for capital to flow towards low carbon or positive carbon impact economic activities, a flexible approach needs to be taken in the development of EU low carbon and positive carbon impact...

  • 2° Investing Initiative (France)
    22 August 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    2° Investing Initiative (France)

    Summary: With this proposed regulation, the EC aims at regulating the construction of benchmark indices that seek to ensure a representation of what a market compatible with a well below 2°C scenario would look like today, in order to protect investors from greenwashing and support the transition to a low carbon economy. 2° Investing Initiative strongly supports the general objective of preventing greenwashing in sustainable finance, promoting...

  • ABN AMRO (Netherlands)
    22 August 2018 Company/business organisation
    ABN AMRO (Netherlands)

    At ABN AMRO we welcome the European Commisions proposal on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment. Sustainability is an integral part of business at our bank. Together with our clients we are working on making their real estate more sustainable, we aim to accelerate the transition to the circular economy and we are making sustainable investments mainstream. We are eager to work together on a framework that...

  • LSEG (United Kingdom)
    22 August 2018 Company/business organisation
    LSEG (United Kingdom)

    · We support the Commission’s view that sustainability and the transition to a low carbon economy is key to ensuring the long term competitiveness of the EU economy. · LSEG is a thought leader in sustainable finance working closely with issuers and investors as a market infrastructure provider. · FTSE Russell is an FCA-authorised benchmark administrator and has been providing sustainability indexes and benchmarks since 2001, when it launched...

  • MSCI (United Kingdom)
    22 August 2018 Company/business organisation
    MSCI (United Kingdom)

    Please see MSCI's feedback attached.

  • BETTER FINANCE (Belgium)
    22 August 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    BETTER FINANCE (Belgium)

    BETTER FINANCE welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Commission proposal on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks released as part of the Sustainable Finance Action Plan of the European Commission. EU citizens as savers and individual investors are the main provider of long term funding to the EU economy and are mostly by nature long term oriented, as their needs are often long-term ones: pension, home purchase,...

  • International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) (Belgium)
    22 August 2018 Business association
    International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) (Belgium)

    The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is following with great interest developments in the area of sustainable finance and appreciates the opportunity to provide our input at this stage. We are convinced that the following recommendations will contribute to the establishment of a robust, credible, efficient and technology-neutral taxonomy to reach its goal i.e. encouraging the needed investments to address the risks...

  • International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) (Belgium)
    22 August 2018 Business association
    International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) (Belgium)

    The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is following with great interest developments in the area of sustainable finance and appreciates the opportunity to provide our input at this stage. We are convinced that the following recommendations will contribute to the establishment of a robust, credible, efficient and technology-neutral taxonomy to reach its goal i.e. encouraging the needed investments to address the risks...

  • BVI German Investment Funds Association (Germany)
    22 August 2018 Business association
    BVI German Investment Funds Association (Germany)

    Encouraging investments in sustainable products is a core element in the strive towards a more sustainable environment. BVI (BVI represents the interests of the German fund industry at national and international level. The association promotes sensible regulation of the fund business as well as fair competition vis-à-vis policy makers and regulators. Fund companies act as trustees in the sole interest of the investor and are subject to strict...

  • Implementation Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK (United Kingdom)
    22 August 2018 Other
    Implementation Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK (United Kingdom)

    We are writing in our capacity as a Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing in the UK. Please find attached our response to the consultation on Sustainable Finance Initiative - amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks.

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