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

11/2/2022

Snapshot Sustainability

The volume of investment funds with sustainability features held by German investors grew significantly in the fourth quarter of 2021 again.

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Press Release

10/2/2022

BVI sees the need for urgent action by the new government on pension provision and location policy

The German Investment Funds Association BVI sees the coalition agreement between the governing parties as a good starting point for improvements to...

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Sustainability

23/12/2021

BVI member survey: fund industry making progress with the integration of sustainability risks

A representative survey among 61 BVI member companies demonstrates, that a vast majority of our members are working on integrating the systematic...

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Positions

 

Sustainability

8/8/2022

BVI’s key messages in the context of EFRAG Sustainability Reporting Board Consultation Survey

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Sustainability

2/8/2022

BVI position paper on EBA’s discussion paper on the role of environmental risks in the prudential framework

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Sustainability

2/8/2022

Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeitspräferenzen bei Investmentfonds: aktuelle Herausforderungen und Erkenntnisse

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Sustainability

29/6/2022

BVI position on the consultative report of the Financial Stability Board (FSB): Supervisory and Regulatory Approaches to Climate-related Risks

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Sustainability

9/6/2022

BVI position paper on the European Commission’s “Targeted consultation on the functioning of the ESG ratings market in the European Union and on the consideration of ESG factors in credit ratings”

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Sustainability

8/6/2022

BVI-Position zum Referentenentwurf der Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht über eine Verordnung zur Änderung der Kapitalanlage-Verhaltens- und Organisationsverordnung

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Sustainability

13/5/2022

BVI’s reply to the Consultation Paper on EIOPA Draft Guidelines on the integration of the customer's sustainability preferences in the suitability assessment under the Insurance Distribution Directive (2016/97)

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Sustainability

26/4/2022

BVI’s requests with regard to the EU Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDDD)

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Sustainability

19/4/2022

BVI comments to the ESMA Consultation Paper “Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements” (ESMA35-43-2998)

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