Sustainability

The fund industry plays a key role on the road to greater sustainability. It can become even more important, but the right course must be set.

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The EU is currently developing rules for sustainable investment. Through guiding capital flows, it aims to support sustainable economic sectors and production processes. The EU's goal is a climate neutral economy by 2050. The fund industry, as an important financial intermediary, thus has a key role to play and is happy to play it. As early as 2012, the German fund association BVI introduced 'Guidelines for Responsible Investing'.

However, to help the EU meet its ambitious climate change target, asset managers need to obtain the relevant data from companies for their stock selection, preferably from all companies worldwide. What asset managers do not need are rigid guidelines that mean that investors are no longer free to decide what they want to invest in. This would prevent an intensive debate on the sustainability of the companies in which investments are to be made and would replace it with a regulatory box ticking exercise. Ultimately, this would mean that the transition to more sustainable investments would not be dynamic and lose momentum.

News

 

Sustainability

20/8/2021

Snapshot Sustainability

German investors hold more than EUR 360 billion in sustainable funds. Read more in our latest Snapshot Sustainability.

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Press Release

23/2/2021

BVI in election year: Politicians must now set the course for key financial issues

In this election year, the German Investment Funds Association BVI appeals to political parties to take orientational decisions on key financial...

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Sustainability

10/9/2020

Sustainable funds mark a new record high of over EUR 100 billion in assets

The ESG fund market in Germany is growing fast: assets invested in sustainable funds have now overtaken the EUR 100 billion mark, around half of which...

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Positions

 

Sustainability

6/9/2021

Stellungnahme des BVI zur BaFin-Konsultation 13/2021: Richtlinie für nachhaltige Investmentvermögen

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Sustainability

6/9/2021

BVI position on the IOSCO Consultation Report on ESG Ratings and Data Products Providers

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Sustainability

26/8/2021

Call for feedback on the Platform on Sustainable Finance’s draft report on social taxonomy

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Sustainability

26/8/2021

Call for feedback on the Platform on Sustainable Finance’s draft proposal for an extended taxonomy to support economic transition

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Sustainability

13/8/2021

BVI response to the IOSCO consultation on sustainability-related practices, policies, procedures and disclosure in asset management

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Sustainability

2/6/2021

BVI’s feedback to the draft delegated Regulation under Article 8 of the EU Taxonomy

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Sustainability

12/5/2021

BVI response to the ESAs Joint Consultation Paper concerning Taxonomy-related sustainability disclosures

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Sustainability

8/2/2021

Consultation Document Proposal for an Initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance

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Sustainability

3/2/2021

BVI position on EBA’s Discussion Paper on management and supervision of ESG risks for credit institutions and investment firms

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Sustainability

15/1/2021

BVI’s position with regard to the consultation paper issued by the CFA Institute on the development of ESG disclosure standards for investment products

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Sustainability

15/1/2021

BVI response to Inception Impact Assessment on a single EU access point for company information

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Sustainability

29/12/2020

BVI response to IFRS Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting

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Sustainability

11/12/2020

JRC Technical Report 3.0: Development of EU Ecolabel criteria for Retail Products Comments by BVI

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Sustainability

4/12/2020

Response form for the Consultation Paper on the Draft advice to European Commission under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation

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Sustainability

27/11/2020

BVI response to Commission Consultation on EU Taxonomy draft Delegated Act (DA) on climate change mitigation and adaptation

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Sustainability

16/10/2020

ESAs Survey on templates for Environmental and/or Social financial products under SFDR

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Sustainability

2/10/2020

Targeted consultation on the establishment of an EU Green Bond Standard

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Sustainability

1/9/2020

Nachhaltigkeit in der Finanzmarktregulierung: Vorschläge des BVI für EU-Maßnahmen während der deutschen Ratspräsidentschaft

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Sustainability

1/9/2020

BVI’s response to the Joint Consultation Paper by the ESAs on ESG disclosures (JC 2020 16)

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Sustainability

17/7/2020

BVI Position on the EC Consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

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29/6/2020

BVI’s comments on the draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending the Level 2 provision to MiFID II and IDD as regards the integration of sustainability factors, risks and preferences

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Sustainability

8/6/2020

Public consultation on the revision of the nonfinancial reporting directive

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Sustainability

30/4/2020

Stellungnahme des BVI zum Zwischenbericht des Sustainable Finance-Beirats „Bedeutung der nachhaltigen Finanzwirtschaft für die große Transformation“

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Sustainability

20/4/2020

BVI’s suggestions for the Commission Delegated Regulation on a climate change mitigation and adaptation taxonomy Response to the EU consultation on the inception impact assessment

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Sustainability

21/11/2019

Regulierung von Nachhaltigkeit - Grundthesen des BVI

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Sustainability

8/11/2019

Key messages by BVI in view of the upcoming trilogues on the EU Taxonomy Regulation

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Sustainability

30/10/2019

BVI-Position: BaFin-Merkblatt zum Umgang mit Nachhaltigkeitsrisiken

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Sustainability

16/9/2019

Call for feedback on TEG report on EU Taxonomy

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Sustainability

4/9/2019

BVI’s call for “Quick Fixing” the dates of application of the Disclosure Regulation

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Sustainability

29/7/2019

Survey on collection of evidence on undue short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations

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Sustainability

6/5/2019

JRC Technical Report v1.0 – Draft criteria proposal for the product scope and ecological criteria

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Sustainability

3/4/2019

Feedback on the TEG preliminary recommendations for an EU Green Bond Standard

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Sustainability

22/2/2019

Feedback on the first round climate mitigation activities

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Sustainability

22/2/2019

Feedback on the usability of the taxonomy

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Sustainability

19/2/2019

BVI’s response to the ESMA consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in the UCITS Directive and AIFMD (ESMA34-45-569)

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Sustainability

19/2/2019

BVI’s response to the Consultation Paper “On integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II” published by ESMA on 19 December 2018 (ESMA35-43-1210)

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Sustainability

30/1/2019

Consultation Paper on Technical Advice on the integration of sustainability risks and factors in the delegated acts under Solvency II and IDD

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Sustainability

30/1/2019

BVI-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf des Corporate Governance Kodex 2018/2019

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Sustainability

25/1/2019

EU Ecolabel for Financial Products: 1st Stakeholder Questionnaire on the product scope and criteria definition

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Sustainability

23/8/2018

European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Initiative – Regulation on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and risks

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Sustainability

22/8/2018

European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Initiative – Establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment: Proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks

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Sustainability

21/6/2018

European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Initiative – MiFID II suitability requirements BVI’s view

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Sustainability

11/12/2017

BVI’s view on responsible investment

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Sustainability

5/9/2017

Questionnaire by the High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance interim report

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24/3/2016

BVI’s response to the Commisson’s Public consultation on long-term and sustainable investment

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BVI's positions from A-Z

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