As the EU rolls out the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), Reuters spoke with Financial Markets and Funds partner Neil Robson on what the new regulations mean for financial market participants and growing interest in green investments. Neil noted that the greater transparency under the SFDR should help drive change and potentially expose any lack of action at odds with funds’ green claims. "Despite the green agenda being front-and-center in the general media, many fund managers are still following a purely financial, profit-led strategy without any particular [environmental, social and governance] ESG focus." ("EU prepares to turn the screw on asset managers over greenwashing," Reuters, March 9, 2021)

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