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ESG Regulatory Landscape

The EU has set a target of 2050 to achieve carbon neutrality. The problem markets are facing at the moment is the lack of regulation in the ESG space leading to fears of greenwashing. In this pathway, Stephanie and Simon will discuss the measures being taken to boost regulation in the green finance markets through the likes of the UK Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, and through different initiatives such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.

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4 videos • 40 minutes

  • Building a Sustainable Financial System (1/2): Global, European and National Responses

    The finance sector is given a leading role in tackling climate change and the transition to a green and sustainable, low-carbon world. In this video Simon explains how the transition requires cooperation and interaction between many of the key institutions and policy, regulatory and market initiatives active in green and sustainable finance.

    Simon Thompson11:26

  • Building a Sustainable Financial System (2/2): Industry Responses

    Regulation, in essence, defines the rules for banks, financial institutions and insurance firms at both the individual firm level - ‘microprudential’ regulation - and at the systemic level - ‘macroprudential’ regulation. In this video Simon gives us an overview of Financial Regulation and how this is developing to enhance disclosure of climate risks and support the mainstreaming of green and sustainable finance.

    Simon Thompson07:48

  • The EU Taxonomy (1/2)

    The purpose of this video by Stephanie is to introduce the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. She also explains how it was developed, why is it important, and what will be its implications for market participants.

    Stephanie Sfakianos09:05

  • The EU Taxonomy (2/2)

    The Taxonomy represents the most comprehensive attempt to tackle the very thorny topic of “what is green” and “what is green enough” and hence to help markets identify greenwashing. In this video, Stephanie highlights the importance of taxonomy. She further talks about the challenges and arguments against the EU taxonomy.

    Stephanie Sfakianos11:51

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