16 Nov 2021

You can find the latest position on the EU’s SFDR here

The FCA are looking to enhance climate-related disclosures. More details on this can be found here.

Also, in November 2021 the FCA have published a discussion paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labelling. Details on this can be found here.

In October 2021, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published an open consultation on Climate and Investment reporting: setting expectations and empowering savers. Click here for more details.

In November 2021 Oliver Light, Carbon Intelligence and Member of the ESG & Social Impact Committee and Melville Rodrigues, Apex and Member of the Public Policy Committee, suggested solutions to be prioritised by fund managers and regulators in relation to ESG and climate-related disclosures in an article in IPE. Click here to view this article in IPE.

AREF’s ESG Disclosures Working Group are considering how sustainable finance and climate-related disclosures will affect real estate funds and are responding to the related consultations from regulators and governments. If you would like to contribute to this work please contact Jacqui Bungay (jbungay@aref.org.uk).


Jacqui Bungay

Jacqui Bungay

AREF Policy Secretariat , AREF

Jacqui provides policy guidance and secretariat services to the AREF Board and AREF Management Committee as well as the following AREF Committees: Corporate Governance, ESG & Impact Investing, Investor, Public Affairs, Research and Information and Retails Funds. In addition, Jacqui monitors members’ compliance with AREF’s Code of Practice. 

Jacqui joined AREF in 2014 after working for over 25 years in fund compliance, client relationships and administration at Natwest Trustee & Depositary Services.