Ethical funds balk at Europe’s new disclosure regime

Proposals for 32 reporting criteria are “unmanageable”, complain asset managers

Environmental, social and governance measures
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Any asset manager worth their salt offers ethical products focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. But does the manager screen these investments against threats to endangered species of wildlife? Or do they monitor how much untreated waste water is discharged by companies in their ethical range of funds?

Unlikely.

However, a new law will force all European investment firms to do just that from March next year. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

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