The first binding regulations deriving from the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance demand that financial institutions adapt a series of policies, management processes, marketing materials, and disclosure processes by 2021.
Being linked to controversial environmental and human rights issues may lead to financial losses, reputational damage, regulatory sanctions or even litigation. We support risk management and compliance units in assessing potentially controversial clients, transactions, corporate partnerships and other business relationships.
Regulation requires financial institutions to assess potentially controversial companies they invest in or support. We will help you identify criteria in line with international and national standards and determine your own unique tolerance to risk as an asset owner, lender or underwriter. We screen client portfolios as well as equity and debt portfolios consisting of both listed and non-listed entities.
We translate ESG risks into relevant analyses and practical strategies for our clients, we conduct risk assessments, and we screen their portfolios according to bespoke criteria. Our focused research provides insights into material risks, as well as current and future regulatory expectations.
ECOFACT is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment, and a member of Swiss Sustainable Finance.
January 21, 2020
Climate Change and Financial Regulations – Everything You Need to Know
November 20, 2019
Business & Human Rights: What Should Be on Financial Institution’s Radar?
March 20, 2019
Fiduciary Duty & ESG Issues: How Are Different Jurisdictions Addressing This?
This full-day conference gives you the chance to join peers and experts from the fields of public policy, legal & compliance, corporate responsibility and sustainability in exploring how financial firms are addressing corporate responsibility regulations.
Organized in collaboration with UBS and the Policy Outlook Members.Register your interest
The Environmental and Social Risk (ESR) Roundtable provides an opportunity for peers to discuss the challenges that arise as environmental and social issues are further integrated into financial institutions’ business with corporate clients.
The Reputational Risk Management (RRM) Roundtable is a platform for dialog and knowledge sharing on common and best practices in reputational risk management in the financial sector.learn more
ECOFACT’s ambition is to be a catalyst in the transition towards a sustainable economy. We write, organize events, develop products and services. Be the first to know.