The European Banking Federation supports the holistic and harmonized approach of the European Parliament to the sustainability agenda. To mobilize the capital for sustainable activities, we recognize the need to identify in a clear and operational manner what constitutes sustainable characteristics, improve transparency, data collection as well as step up the educational efforts. While recognizing the challenge of the tasks, it is important to find a balance between i) clear and unambiguous definitions that adequately identify all the risks and opportunities depending on the economic sectors considered, ii) greenwashing, iii) transparency on one hand and the operational feasibility to allow its usage by companies to improve their sustainable actions and reach the objectives set out in the Paris agreement on the other hand. It needs to be kept in mind that only “easy to understand” and “ready to use” tools will enable the mobilization of all actors in the required scale and timeframe.
We carried out a regulatory mapping exercise of crypto-assets that led to the conclusion that EU legislation would be needed in this area. We welcome the initial work done by central banks on assessing the merits of central bank digital currencies. #WEF20
The @EU_Commission intends to propose 🇪🇺 legislation later this year on a common approach to crypto-assets, including stablecoins. We need to act quickly. Already launched a public consultation on how these rules should look, everybody can contribute. It is open until 19 March‼️
It was a pleasure to share the stage with @blackrock CEO Larry Fink today! We had a great discussion about the role of the financial sector in tackling #inequality and #climate related risks. Watch it here: https://t.co/mHW5yMkLvx
The EBF is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from 45 countries. The EBF is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.
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