Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) is part of a package of legislative measures arising from the European Commission’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.
The SFDR sets out harmonised rules on transparency and aims to include environmental, social and governance (ESG) “sustainability” considerations and risks in the decision-making process of investors and asset managers in a consistent manner across the EU financial services sector.
A sustainable investment product is where a product is sold as promoting environmental or social characteristics. It is envisaged that greater transparency and sustainability-related information will enable investors to compare financial products and to make informed investment decisions about ESG products.
The SFDR introduces additional disclosure obligations for manufacturers of financial products and financial advisers toward end-investors. The Regulations will require impacted firms to integrate sustainability into their investment processes and to consider the adverse impacts of their investments on sustainability factors.
When providing advice Insight Private Clients does not consider the adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability however, we will review this approach on an ongoing basis and at least annually.