EU Consultation on ESG Fund Names and SFDR Q&As

December 1, 2023

On 18 November, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA) published a consultation paper containing draft guidelines on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms. The deadline for comments on the consultation paper is 20 February 2023. This consultation follows the consultation issued on 15 November by the joint European supervisory authorities (including ESMA) in relation to greenwashing (see our news item in the 23 November issue of Cabinet News and Views), and is seen as part of this initiative.

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