The MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) ESG Regulation envisages three categories of sustainability for investment products.
A sustainable investment is an investment in an economic activity that aligns to a limited number of recognised sustainable objectives and activities, and is subject to a technical screening criteria.
This article introduces the various criteria that are used to carry out this categorisation, and also discusses the consideration of Principal Adverse Impacts on sustainability factors.
Capital Markets have been a source of funding for green investments for a number of years - but until recently, financing was predominantly from equity.
Now however, declining costs coupled with increased environmental awareness have been propelling growth in the renewable energy industry...
According to Green Bond Principles, the defining characteristic of a Green Bond is how the proceeds are utilised. The sectors into which the proceeds must be invested are evolving all the time.
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