Julie Castiaux

Julie Castiaux

Can capital markets save the planet?

Tackling Climate Change 31 October 2021 marked the launch of the COP26, as well as closing the third warmest October in recorded history (according to the EU’s Earth observation program Copernicus) with temperatures 0.42 °C higher than the average between 1991 and 2020. These temperature changes demonstrate the urgency of going beyond governments’ decis […]

PRI Revises Reporting Rules for 2021

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a UN-supported network of investors working to promote responsible investment (RI), has made extensive changes to its transparency report framework. The principles were launched in 2006, and the PRI has now revamped the requirements for the  upcoming 2021 reporting cycle. The difference between this new repo […]

How to know if your fund qualifies for lower taxes on environmentally sustainable investments

The momentum behind protecting the planet and moving towards social justice is growing, and investors are playing a huge part in funding this transition. In recognition of this, the Luxembourg government recently announced a tax incentive to encourage even more investment in environmentally sustainable funds—a reduction in the subscription tax. But how do you […]

EU Sustainable Finance explained – Taxonomy

Riikka Sievänen, Senior Manager at KPMG in Finland, has written the following article about the proposed EU Taxonomy for sustainable finance and what it will mean for the financial service sector. The original article can be read here.   Part II - Key Taxonomy-related takeaways Read part 1 of this 2-part series about sustainable finance, or contin […]

Sustainability: the new competitive ground for banks

The world to leave behind is one of unsustainable, high-emissions practices. The world to seek is one of global-minded, sustainable development. And the UN, through its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, has put this very large goal into words, actions, and a tangible framework. Certainly, it is the goal of a generation—but it […]