ESG Legislation: Timeline and Development

Published 13 October 2020

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Since the UN Paris Agreement was signed by world leaders in 2016 and UN adopted their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), we have seen not only increasing investor demand for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices but also increased activity in ESG legislation. The European Commission has issued an array of regulations covering ESG considerations that asset managers must comply with. Below, we provide a timeline running from 2016 to 2023 outlining the development, including future requirements, concerning ESG legislation. You’ll find the timeline in a pdf format here.

Read our article concerning Disclosure Requirements here.