07 Jan 2022

In November 2021 the FCA published a discussion paper (DP21/4) on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels.

In this discussion paper, the FCA saught initial views on SDR disclosure requirements for asset managers and certain FCA-regulated asset owners, as well as the sustainable investment labelling system. The aim is to build trust in the market, enhance transparency in the interest of consumers (defined in the paper as end-consumers such as pension scheme members, retail investors etc) and meet certain information needs of institutional investors. The input the FCA  receive will inform policy proposals to be issued for consultation in July 2022.

AREF’s ESG Disclosures Working Group drew up AREF’s response. This was overseen by AREF’s Public Policy and ESG & Impact Investing Committees.

Author

Jacqui Bungay

Jacqui Bungay

AREF Policy Secretariat , AREF

Jacqui is AREF’s Company Secretary and provides policy guidance and secretariat services to  AREF’s Board and Management Committee as well as the following sub-committees and working groups: Investor Committee, Public Policy Committee, Research and Information Committee, Retail Funds Committee, Residential Funds Working Group and Technology & Innovation Forum.

Jacqui joined AREF in 2014 after working for over 25 years in fund compliance, client relationships and administration in the trustee and depositary sector.