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Sustainable Finance

The impacts of climate change are real and urgent, and FIA stands with our member firms in a shared mission of helping the world manage transition risks and build a more sustainable global economy.

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FIA Sustainable Finance Report 2021

Our report helps provide updates on climate-related policy, information on sustainability related contracts and other private sector developments, and a look ahead to potential future work areas that will impact the global cleared derivatives industry.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the ESMA Call for Evidence On Market Characteristics for ESG Rating Providers in the EU

    FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Call for Evidence On Market Characteristics for ESG Rating Providers in the EU. In 2019 FIA EPTA established a Sustainable Finance Committee for its member firms to explore how liquidity providers can contribute to the green transition. FIA EPTA members believe ESG ratings are extremely relevant for EU financial markets and financial market participants.

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  • FIA EPTA letter to the EC on the treatment of exchange-traded derivatives in the draft RTS methodology for the Taxonomyalignment ratio – unintended consequences for the green transition

    FIA EPTA and FIA are concerned by current proposals under the Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) that would in effect restrain the use of listed derivatives by market participants and restrict the amount of capital that can be made available for a sustainable transition.

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  • FIA responds to proposed updated IOSCO commodities principles

    FIA has filed a response to a consultation report on principles for the regulation of commodity derivatives from the Board of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). The report, published in November 2021, aimed to reflect changes and developments in commodities derivatives markets since the publication of the existing IOSCO Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives in 2011.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the FCA Discussion Paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels

    FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Discussion Paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels (DP21/4). FIA EPTA members believe that for the normalisation of sustainable investing it should be organised in a similar way as with traditional investment products. FIA EPTA members believe that the secondary markets can play a vital role in the shift towards sustainable investing.

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