In-depth Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance is a building block of the AMF’s #Supervision 2022 strategy, detailed in a specific roadmap published at the end of 2018. All the news published by the AMF on the subject can be found here.

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) highlights the importance of successful non-financial communication for issuers

Published on November 14, 2019

For its new report on the social, societal and environmental responsibility of listed companies, the AMF has conducted an analysis of the first non-financial statements of 24 French listed companies. To assist them on the way towards a more sustainable economy, the regulator has set out the key challenges of this non-financial reporting.

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Responsible finance: 41% of French citizens are interested

Published on September 26, 2019

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) publishes the findings of two studies which gives an overview of the knowledge, behaviour and intentions of French investors regarding responsible investments. The studies revealed a need for more information and greater transparency.

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The AMF announces the composition of its Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission

Published on September 25, 2019

The new commission is a reflection of the various components of the financial markets, civil society and academia, and will provide the AMF with multiple expertise in climate risk and sustainable finance. As a forum for discussion and advice, it will issue recommendations to the AMF and will contribute to the work carried out by the regulator in collaboration with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) on the monitoring and evaluation of the climate-related commitments of the French financial market.

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Creation of an AMF Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission

Published on July 29, 2019

The AMF's Climate and Sustainable Finance Commission, whose creation was announced on 2 July 2019, will bring together stakeholders on the subject of sustainable finance. Its role will be to assist the Authority in carrying out its regulatory and supervisory missions on issues related to sustainable finance. It will work closely with the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR). Focus on its mandate, composition and functioning.

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The AMF publishes a summary of socially responsible investment practices observed during its thematic inspections

Published on July 15, 2019

As part of its short, thematic “SPOT” (Supervision des Pratiques Opérationnelle et Thématique - operational and thematic supervision of practices) inspections, the AMF examined the socially responsible investment (SRI) systems implemented by five asset management companies (AMCs) and the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The aim is to ensure that SRI information provided to investors is fair, clear and non-misleading, but also compliant with the investment and management process implemented.

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A new mechanism to monitor and independently assess the climate-related commitments taken by Paris financial centre entities

Published on July 2, 2019

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR), and Robert Ophèle, Chairman of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), announced the implementation of a mechanism for monitoring and assessing the climate-related commitments taken by Paris financial centre institutions.

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Publication by ESMA of technical advice on the integration of ESG risks and factors

Published on May 20, 2019

The European Commission has made sustainable finance one of its priorities, with the launch of an Action Plan in March 2018. In this context, in early May ESMA published two sets of technical advice for investment services and asset managers on the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and factors.

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Sustainable finance: the AMF and AFM publish a common position on the content of the prospectus for green bonds

Published on April 2, 2019

The French and Dutch financial market supervisory authorities advocate a regulation allowing a greater transparency towards investors in order to allow the development of the green bond market in the European Union.

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Sustainable finance: the AMF accompanies asset management companies in their carbon offsetting initiatives

Published on March 18, 2019

As part of its commitment to sustainable finance, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has published a guide on carbon offsetting by collective investment schemes. The purpose of this guide is to accompany asset management companies that want to provide their investors with information on offsetting greenhouse gas emissions associated with the assets held in their portfolios by cancelling carbon credits.

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The AMF publishes its roadmap for sustainable finance

Published on November 28, 2018

Sustainable finance is one of the AMF’s eight top priorities for 2018 and a building block of its “#Supervision 2022” strategy published at the start of the year. This roadmap describes how the AMF intends to respond to trends observed on the market and to integrate sustainable finance goals into all its activities.

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