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We help investors get ready and align with the EU Taxonomy.

We support investors with their EU Taxonomy (EUT) assessments, understand its complexity and are ready to provide you with analysis and expert advice.

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What do you get in return?

Image: what do you get in return? 1: access to eut experts with prior experience, 2: factsheet with eut financial sector market insights, 3: tips to get you on your way, 4: indicative outputs of our assessment, 5: invitation to a roundtable with your industry peers.

Meet our experts that help investors with their assessments and understand the importance of the EU Taxonomy

"As the world's first comprehensive green glossary, the EUT offers a unique opportunity for companies and investors to take in-depth stock of where they are in their sustainability journey."

Danielle Cohen Henriquez

"While the EUT may seem daunting, once eligible activities have been selected, calculating alignment can be addressed by a five-step process where data availability, engagement and transparency are key."

Andrea Crosswell Patlan

What is the EU Taxonomy?

The EUT is a new standard to create a harmonized understanding of what constitutes sustainable activities across the European Union. This standard is essential for the implementation of the EU Green Deal. It attempts to define 'green activities' for the first time, using minimum criteria that economic activities should comply with in order to be considered environmentally sustainable.

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Why is this new type of assessment important?

Align with the EU Sustainable Finance Agenda: where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a common goal and ambition framework for the world's macro-level sustainability agenda, the EUT zooms in on the micro level by focussing on specific economic activities.

Reinforce your competitive advantage: as the financial industry has only just started embracing the EUT, for example by EUT case studies through the UN PRI. There is much room for smart investors, lenders and businesses to gain visibility and show leadership by being among the first movers.

Prepare for legal compliance: financial market participants that promote their investment products in the EU will need to explain whether (and if so: how exactly) the EUT criteria have been applied to their products.

How we can help

Our approach is unique, transparent and usable: we are ready to help you assess the EU Taxonomy with our proprietary and TEG-aligned assessment method, and leverage the EUT towards your broader sustainability objectives.

Our screening process covers 4 steps:

  1. Selection of eligible activities
  2. Substantial contribution screening
  3. Do no significant harm screening
  4. Minimum social safeguards screening

Results can be shared by means of a report including detailed analysis and publishable outputs. The outputs presented here are indicative and can be tailored to your needs.

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Looking to have a better understanding of the EUT?

Here are some helpful definitions!

Taxonomy Regulation

The Taxonomy Regulation: the legal basis for the Taxonomy which identifies three sets of users: financial market participants that offer financial products in the EU; large companies that already provide a non-financial statement under the NFRD; and the EU Member States who set public measures, standards or labels for green financial products or green bonds.

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) entity and product level sustainability disclosures following three articles: Article 6: the financial product has no ESG characteristics. Article 8: the financial product promotes, amongst other things, environmental and social characteristics. Article 9: the financial product has sustainable investment as its objective.

Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)

Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) requires large companies to include non-financial information related to the way they operate and manage social and environmental challenges in their annual reports.

Helpful Taxonomy sources

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