Regulation: EBA Report on ESG Risk and Supervision of Investment Firms

October 28, 2022

On October 24, the European Banking Authority (EBA) announced the publication of its report on incorporating ESG risks into the supervision of investment firms. The report is intended to establish foundations for the integration of ESG risk considerations into the supervisory process of investment firms and covers elements including: (a) business model analysis; (b) assessment of internal governance and risk management; and (c) assessment of risks. According to the EBA, proportionality is a “key element” of the supervisory approach and competent authorities should consider elements such as an investment firm’s “business model, size, internal organization and the nature, sale and complexity of its services and activities, but also the materiality of its exposure to ESG risks.”

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