Published date: 8 April 2020

Delegated regulation: Sustainable finance – minimum standards for climate benchmarks (Ares(2020)1993773)

6 May 2020

About this initiative

Summary: This initiative introduces minimum standards to help benchmark administrators design the ‘EU climate transition’ and ‘EU Paris-aligned’ benchmarks. These are labels designed to help investors looking to adopt a low-carbon investment strategy.

                These low-carbon benchmarks aim to:

  • improve transparency and comparability

  • reallocate capital towards climate-friendly investments

  • prevent administrators from making misleading low-carbon claims (‘greenwashing’).

Topic: Banking and financial services

Type of act: Delegated regulation

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