European Regulators Launch Joint Consultation on Greenwashing

November 23, 2022

On November 15, three European supervisory authorities ("ESA"s) — the European Banking Authority ("EBA"), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("EIOPA") and the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") — announced a Call for Evidence on greenwashing. The ESAs are seeking feedback on “potential greenwashing practices in the whole EU financial sector, including banking, insurance and financial markets, and which may be relevant to various segments of the sustainable investment value chain and of the financial product lifecycle.” The Call for Evidence defines greenwashing “broadly” to include “sustainability-related claims relating to all aspects of the ESG spectrum.”

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