ESG Investment Funds

In its Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth which it published in 2018, the European Commission noted that one of its key aims was to manage “financial risks stemming from climate change, resource depletion, environmental degradation and social risks”. As a result there has been a growing focus at the EU level in developing legislation to ensure the investment funds industry are incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors into their investment decision making process.

On this page there are a series of briefing materials and videos on the implications of the ESG framework directive and regulations for fund management companies and funds. In these materials we consider the obligations imposed on management companies under the SDFR which will require them to disclose to investors how they consider not only financial risks associated with an investment but also their policy on how they integrate sustainability factors and risks into their investment decision-making process.

If you have any questions relating to the ESG regulations, SFDR or the materials on this page please contact the Dillon Eustace contacts listed on this page or your usual Dillon Eustace contact.