International Organization of Securities Commissions Highlights Cross-Border Issues in Sustainable Finance
04/14/2020The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a final report on Sustainable Finance and the Role of Securities Regulators and IOSCO. The report underlines the negative impact on cross-border financial activities and the investor protection concerns caused by the existence of multiple and diverse sustainability frameworks and standards, including sustainability-related disclosure, the absence of common definitions of sustainable activities and greenwashing and other challenges to investor protection.
As a result of the findings, the IOSCO Board is establishing a Board-level Task Force on Sustainable Finance. The Task Force will aim to: (i) improve sustainability disclosures by issuers and asset managers; (ii) collaborate with other international standard-setters and regulators to avoid duplicative efforts and to enhance regulatory coordination; and (iii) develop case studies and analyses of transparency, investor protection and other issues to demonstrate the practical implications.
View the report.
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