Topics discussed at the event include: What drives the take-up of ESG analytics, scoring and research? What type of approaches are being used by CRAs and SRPs across asset classes, corporates and investors? Is there a difference between active and passive asset management strategies? What actions should regulators and supervisors pursue in order to ensure the robustness of ESG assessments? Would a more prescriptive approach stifle innovation? How to enable the market research on SMEs, and avoid their under-representation in retail/institutional investment portfolios?
“Last Friday, more than 1.4 million young people in 120 countries around the world took part in a record-breaking event. It was the first ever global school strike for the climate, and it sent a powerful message: climate change is a global threat, and we urgently need to work together to stop it.”
By breaking down barriers for cross-border investments in the EU, the Capital Markets Union is an important Single Market project. It is part of the Juncker Commission’s ambition to sustain growth in Europe, invest in innovation and promote the EU’s global competitiveness. At the same time, the CMU aims to direct investment to environmentally friendly projects, thereby contributing to the EU’s sustainable and carbon-neutral agenda.