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Europe and the UK inch towards greener financial system

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Europe and the UK inch towards greener financial system

Wednesday 28 April 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.17.3

Commentary: European Commission paves way for green accounting standards

By Janine von Wolfersdorff in Berlin

Large-scale changes in accounting standards and systems are essential for building sustainable economies and for ensuring the success of the European Union’s ‘green deal’. With its 21 April proposals for a directive on corporate sustainability reporting, the Commission has paved the way for a new system of accounting on environmental, social and governance factors.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: In conversation with Ben Caldecott: The Centre for Greening Finance & Investment

Monday 17 May, 13:00-14:00 BST

Ben Caldecott, founding director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, will discuss the creation and aims of the UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment, led by Oxford university. The discussion will focus on the CGFI’s work in advising lenders and investors in establishing greener capital markets via environmental data and analytics.

Register to attend here.

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