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Events for the launch of the reports of the Platform on Sustainable Finance

Two launch events to present the Platform on Sustainable Finance’s reports on “data and usability of the EU Taxonomy” and “minimum safeguards”.

Objectives

These two events are organised by the Platform on Sustainable Finance, which is an independent advisory body to the Commission. The two events are intended to present the work conducted by the Platform’s Subgroups and the recommendations contained in the reports. The reports inform but do not prejudge any decision or action by the Commission on the matters.

Report on data and usability of the EU Taxonomy

  • The report contains a detailed overview of the first implementation phase of the taxonomy by economic operators and across financial markets
  • It also includes specific recommendations for targeted adjustments to enhance the usability of the taxonomy and improve the coherence of the broader sustainable finance framework
  • The report does not constitute guidance for market participants or legal interpretation of the rules, but it provides input to the European Commission and the European Supervisory Authorities on the implementation issues of the EU taxonomy standards and disclosure requirements

Report on minimum safeguards

  • The report provides advice about the application of specific requirements covered by the standards set out in Article 18 of the Taxonomy Regulation. This provision requires that companies implement procedures to comply with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • The report aims to provide advice to companies, investors and auditors on how they could assess their compliance with the requirement to implement minimum safeguards in line with the Taxonomy Regulation

Reports

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Platform on Sustainable Finance

  • financial services | sustainable finance
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Programme

  1. 11 Oct 2022,
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST
    Launch event on the minimum safeguards report
    • Opening remarks

      Martin Spolc, Head of the Sustainable Finance Unit, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
       

    • Introductory remarks

      Nathan Fabian, Chair of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment
       

    • Discussion on the topics covered by Minimum safeguards
       
    • Criteria for not complying with Minimum safeguards
       
    • Clarifications following the public outreach

    Speakers

    • Antje Schneeweiss, Rapporteur of the Subgroup 4 of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Arbeitskreis Kirchlich Investoren
       
    • Signe Andreasen Lysgaard, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Danish Institute of Human Rights
  2. 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM CEST
    Launch event on the data and usability report
    • Opening remarks

      Martin Spolc, Head of the Sustainable Finance Unit, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
       

    • Introductory remarks

      Nathan Fabian, Chair of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment
       

    • Presentation of the key topics covered in the report
       
    • First panel discussion to discuss key usability issues & recommendations
       
    • Second panel discussion to discuss key data issues and recommendations

    Moderators

    • Nadia Humphreys, Co-Rapporteur of the Subgroup 5 of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Bloomberg
       
    • Helena Viñes Fiestas, Co-Rapporteur of the Subgroup 5 of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Spanish Financial Markets Authority

    Speakers

    First panel

    • Elisabeth Minjauw, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, BNP Paribas Fortis
       
    • Eila Kreivi, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, European Investment Bank (EIB)
       
    • Julia Backmann, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Allianz Global Investors

    Second panel

    • Andreas Hoepner, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance
       
    • Sean Kidney, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, Climate Bonds Initiative
       
    • Astrid Matthey, Member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, European Environment Agency (EEA)

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