The 2020 ‘perfect storm’ of global economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, renewed global political focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and the workers of the gig economy, plus the pall of smoke from unprecedented wildfires on five continents, is reinvigorating scrutiny from consumers, regulators and employees on ecological and social sustainability considerations, providing fresh impetus to sustainable finance.

Regulatory developments are moving in tandem, particularly with respect to ESG labelling and transparency obligations, which the ever-growing pool of sustainable investors rely on to determine the extent to which financial products and investee companies meet their predetermined ESG investment criteria.

Against this backdrop, Cleary is launching a series of thought leadership pieces that will focus on recent and ongoing developments in the regulations that govern sustainable finance and ESG reporting by financial firms, with a particular focus on European regulatory efforts.

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