Final Report on draft Regulatory Technical Standards on SFDR

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The regulation aims to provide information to end-investors about financial products’ investments in environmentally sustainable economic activities, providing them with comparable information to make informed investment choices; and establish a single regulation for sustainability information under the GDPR and the Taxonomy Regulation
Details of the presentation and content of the information in relation to the principle of ‘do not significantly harm’ as set out in Article 2(17) of the SFDR consistent with the content, methodologies, and presentation of indicators in relation to adverse impacts referred to in Article 4(6) and (7) SFDR (Article 2a SFDR)
A statement on an entity’s website of describing its due diligence policy in respect of the adverse impact of investment decisions on sustainability factors in relation to climate and other environment-related impacts (Article 4(6) SFDR) and adverse impacts in the field of social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters (Article 4(7) SFDR)
Pre-contractual information on how a product with environmental or social characteristics meet those characteristics and if an index has been designated as a reference benchmark, whether and how that index is consistent with those characteristics (Article 8 SFDR).
Pre-contractual information to show, where a product has sustainable investment objectives and a) has a designated index as a reference benchmark, how that index is aligned with the sustainable investment objective and an explanation as to why and how that designated index aligned with the objective differs from a broad market index (Article 9(1) SFDR); or b) if no index has been designated as a reference benchmark, an explanation on how those objectives are to be attained (Article 9(2) SFDR).
Information on an entity’s website to describe the environmental or social characteristics of financial products or the sustainable investment and the methodologies used (Article 10 SFDR).
Information in periodic reports according to sectoral legislation specifying (a) the extent to which products with environmental and/or social characteristics meet those characteristics, and (b) for products with sustainable investment objectives and products which objective is a reduction in carbon emissions: (i) the overall sustainability-related impact of the product by means of relevant sustainability indicators and (ii) where an index has been designated as a reference benchmark, a comparison between the overall impact of the financial product with the designated index and a broad market index through sustainability indicators (Article 11 SFDR).

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