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Our ESG coverage includes specialist sub-categories for environmental and governance policies.

'Green finance' generally refers to the process of taking due account of environmental and social considerations when making investment decisions, leading to increased investment in longer-term and sustainable activities.

More specifically, environmental considerations refer to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as the environment more broadly and the related risks (e.g. natural disasters). Social considerations may refer to issues of inequality, inclusiveness, labour relations, investment in human capital and communities.

The governance of public and private institutions, including management structures, employee relations and executive remuneration, plays a fundamental role in ensuring the inclusion of social and environmental considerations in the decision-making process.

All three components – environmental, social and governance (ESG) – are integral parts of sustainable economic development and finance.

In the EU's policy context green finance is understood as finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance aspects. Green finance also encompasses transparency on risks related to ESG factors that may impact the financial system, and the mitigation of such risks through the appropriate governance of financial and corporate actors. European Commission Overview


Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)






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2003 Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
2003-11-21 Commission published results of consultation on Corporate Governance Action Plan
2003-09-25 Schaub on Corporate Governance and Investment Funds
2003-09-22 Competitiveness Council endorses Corporate Governance Action Plan
2003-09-12 FEE paper on Corporate Governance
2003-06-17 Speech Bolkestein on Company Law and Corporate Governance
2003-06-11 Commission welcomes Council adoption of First Company Law Directive
2003-05-21 Commission presents Action Plan on Corporate Governance
2003-02-24 Bolkestein speech on EU-US regulatory cooperation on financial markets

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