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EU Agrees To Disclosure Rules Over ‘Greenwashing’ Claims

Law360, London (March 7, 2019, 1:31 PM GMT) -- European Union lawmakers agreed to rules on Thursday aimed at preventing financial services businesses from making misleading claims about how sustainable their investment products are by forcing them to disclose any threats their offerings pose to the environment.

Asset managers, insurers and pension funds will be obliged to disclose to investors how they are considering environmental, social and governance questions in their investment decisions after the rules agreed to by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament come into force. The disclosure regulation, which were proposed by the European Commission in March 2018, must be endorsed by EU ambassadors....

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