Eurosif, the European Forum for Sustainable Investment (, strongly supports the Proposal of the European Commission, for a Regulation making it mandatory for retail investors to be informed about how environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are taken into account in their investment, whether in a mutual fund or other investment-linked products. Eurosif believes that this Proposal represents a major milestone in terms of developing sustainability through European financial markets.

The Proposal of 3 July, 2012, is on the Key Information Document (KID) for investment products. It is linked to a wider EU initiative to create a sustainable and satisfactory regulatory environment for the sale and disclosures of retail investment products (Packaged Retail Investment Products or PRIPs).

The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association supports Eurosif’s position.

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Eurosif launches first comprehensive EU-wide study on the extent and in what manner corporate pension funds across Europe have adopted sustainable investment practices.

Eurosif’s 2011 Corporate Pension Funds Study shows that 56% of surveyed corporate pension funds have an SRI policy in place today and that about a quarter of those without an SRI policy intend to have one on the coming year. A greater majority feel that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect the long-term performance and their integration into investment decisions is part of investors’ fiduciary duty. Equities, bonds and real estate are the most popular asset classes in the implementation of SRI policies.

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Read the Eurosif 2011 Corporate Pension Funds & Sustainable Investment Study.

UKSIF has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Corporate Governance Framework. The UKSIF response built on the comments submitted by Eurosif.

Read Eurosif’s response to the EU Corporate Governance Framework consultation.

Read UKSIF’s response here.