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Published date: 8 April 2020

Delegated regulation: Sustainable finance – environmental, social and governance criteria (benchmarks) (Ares(2020)1993775)

6 May 2020

About this initiative

Summary: This initiative requires companies that publish financial benchmarks to explain clearly how environmental, social and governance criteria are reflected for each benchmark/family of benchmarks.

Benchmarks help traders and investors assess how a company’s sustainability and ethical practices affect its performance.

The initiative also provides rules on:

  • the extent to which benchmark statements comply with the Paris Climate Agreement

  • the standard format for references to the 3 criteria.

Topic: Banking and financial services

Type of act: Delegated regulation

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