Publications

  • Finance Watch recommendations for a Pan-European Personal Pension Product

    4 April 2018
    Report

    Brussels, 4 April 2018 - Finance Watch publishes its comments and recommendations regarding European Commission's proposal for a Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) from June 2017.

  • Finance Watch Policy brief on Remittances

    28 March 2018
    Report

    Finance Watch welcomes the Review of EU’s regulation on cross-border payments by the European Commission that would make cross-border payments cheaper within the EU and better inform users of dynamic currency conversion services.

  • GGFI 1 - report

    14 March 2018
    Report

    First edition of the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI), which ranks the world’s financial centres according to perceptions of the quality and depth of their green finance offerings.

  • The power of perception

    6 March 2018
    Report

    The Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) is based on a perception survey of the depth and quality of green finance offerings in different financial centres. This post looks at how perception can complement historical data in measuring and promoting change and how this thinking has been applied to the GGFI.

  • Finance Watch analysis of the HLEG recommendations on Sustainable Finance

    2 March 2018
    Report

    The High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on sustainable finance has published its final report on 31st January 2018. In this note Finance Watch highlights its reaction to, and analysis of the report.

  • Speech at the Public Hearing on the Review of the European System of Financial Supervision

    27 February 2018
    Speech

    Finance Watch's Executive Director Anne Fily spoke on a panel at the European Parliament's ECON Committee Public Hearing on the Review of the European System of Financial Supervision on 27 February 2018.

  • Finance Watch Blueprint on the European System of Financial Supervision

    27 February 2018
    Report

    This blueprint sets out the features that Finance Watch would like to see from a European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) that serves the needs of European society.

  • Introducing the Global Green Finance Index

    19 February 2018
    Report

    On 14 March 2018, Finance Watch and Z/Yen will launch the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) aiming at creating a race-to-the-top among financial centres to become greener. This post introduces the GGFI and looks at some of the ways that civil society actors could benefit from it.

  • Consultation response on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability

    19 January 2018
    Consultation

    In its response to the public consultation on institutional investors and asset managers duties regarding sustainability, Finance Watch has highlighted that a definition of institutional investors and asset managers' legal duties, encompassing explicitly the consideration of sustainability factors is needed at the EU level.

  • Sustainable finance

    Finance Watch blueprint on sustainable finance

    4 December 2017
    Report

    Finance Watch publishes its position on Sustainable Finance: For finance to become truly sustainable, we need to think differently about its development and about how it impacts on society and the economy.