Nachhaltige Gestaltung der Capital Markets Union – Brief an Kommissar Dombrovskis

Am 05.05.2017 haben ich und neun weitere Europaabgeordnete einen Brief an den Vize-Kommissionspräsident Valdis Dombrovskis geschickt. Kommissar Dombrovskis ist ebenfalls für die Finanzstabilität, Finanzdienstleistungen und die Capital Markets Union zuständig. Die unterzeichnenden Abgeordneten fordern darin, Nachhaltigkeitsfragen innerhalb der Capital Markets Union zu integrieren.

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Commissioner Dombrovskis
Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue,
Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

                                                                                                                                                           5 May 2017
Recommendations to address sustainability in the mid-term review of the Capital Markets Union

Dear Vice-President Dombrovskis,

We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, would like to draw your attention on the need to integrate sustainability issues within the Capital Markets Union. The current CMU midterm review is a critical opportunity for doing so. The need for greater transparency on investments, the need for mainstreaming environmental, social and governance factors are several of the key points we believe are crucial for fixing current capital misallocations and ensure that capital markets better contribute to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

On top of sustainability elements that we will be able to add to the legislation currently under adoption process, notably the STS regulation and the most recent banking package, we recommend the European Commission to take the following concrete steps forward in the CMU midterm review:

1. Mainstream responsible investment (integration of ESG factors):
> Issue a recommendation on the clarification of fiduciary duties and ESG issues;
> Issue guidance on ESG definition;
> Ask the G20 to endorse the recommendations of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure and commit for EU mandatory implementation;
Introduce mandatory ESG requirements in two relevant EU legislations:
– Forthcoming personal pension proposal from the Commission;
– Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD review).

2. Redirect capital towards sustainable projects, sectors and companies:
> Commit to design EU green bond standards and convene key stakeholders for agreement on process and timeline to deliver such standards;

We have been careful to select issues that we believe are mature and short term, to avoid duplication with the on-going work of the EU High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance on issues requiring more discussion.

Yours sincerely,

Pervenche Beres, MEP S&D
Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP Greens/EFA
Anneliese Dodds, MEP S&D
Bas Eickhout, MEP Greens/EFA
Sven Giegold, MEP Greens/EFA
Rina Ronja Kari, MEP GUE/NGL
Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP EPP
Molly Scott Cato, MEP Greens/EFA
Paul Tang, MEP S&D
Ernest Urtasun, MEP Greens/EFA