EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance

On 22 June 2020, the EU Regulation on the Establishment of a Framework to Facilitate Sustainable Investment -- referred to as the Taxonomy Regulation -- was published and effectively came into force in July 2020.

The Taxonomy Regulation enacts a “green finance” reporting obligation for all big corporates within the EU and sets out an EU-wide classification system, or “taxonomy”, to provide businesses and investors with a common language to identify environmentally sustainable economic activities, the truly “green activities” underpinned by metrics. For instance, for real estate corporates, acquisition and ownership of buildings constructed before 31 December 2020, is considered as “green” investment only if the building’s primary energy demand, measured in kWh/m2 is among the top 15% of the local stock. Large non-residential buildings must meet additional criteria.

The detail of the taxonomy is being developed currently and should be published in December 2020.

October 2020
Which non-life insurance products are compliant with the EU Taxonomy?
by Honorata Fijalka

Non-life insurance can contribute to reducing physical climate risk. We explain here which non-life insurance is really green and eligible as in EU Taxonomy compliant activity.

September 2020
Corporates get ready for the EU Taxonomy compliance
by Honorata Fijalka

Financial intermediaries, insurers, fund managers, issuers, especially in respect of financial products or corporate bonds that are made available as environmentally sustainable as well as large corporates look into strategic opportunities and compliance cost


What does EU Taxonomy Regulation mean for corporates, banks, insurance companies and investment firms?

Obligatory yearly reporting of “green” investment activity as specified in the Annex to the Taxonomy Report of the EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group of March 2020
Access to post-COVID-19 recovery ‘green’ grants

Interested in a EU Taxonomy Update Call?

We share our latest insights on costs and benefits of EU Taxonomy. We are open to scheduling a call, meeting in person or corresponding via email.

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