Publications

  • New pathways: Building blocks for a sustainable finance future for Europe

    25 September 2017
    Report

    A white paper by GABV, Finance Watch and Mission 2020 on financial sector reforms that could help deliver a sustainable finance transformation in Europe

  • A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

    27 June 2017
    Report

    Finance Watch published its report on the future of pensions in the EU, "A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow".

  • Finance Watch's response to the EC consultation on FinTech

    15 June 2017
    Consultation

    Finance Watch's response to the “European Commission’s public consultation on FinTech: a more competitive and innovative European financial sector”.

  • Policy Brief “One step forward, two steps back”

    7 June 2017
    Report

    Finance Watch has published a new Policy Brief “One step forward, two steps back” with comments and recommendations on the EU’s Banking Package.

  • Response to the EC's public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities

    16 May 2017
    Consultation

    Finance Watch has responded to the European Commission's Public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). The Commission sought views among other things, on the operations of the ESAs and on their ability to protect the public interest by contributing to the short, medium and long-term stability and effectiveness of the financial system for the benefit of the Union economy and its citizens.

  • Briefing paper "ESMA's role in sustainable finance"

    16 May 2017
    Report

    This briefing from seven civil society groups (E3G, WWF, CDSB, CDP, ShareAction, ClientEarth, and Finance Watch) sets out six actions that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) should undertake, as part of its mandate to protect investors and avert financial instability, to facilitate the integration and management of climate and wider sustainability risks in financial markets. The actions proposed are based on ESMA’s existing powers and on areas of its existing mandate. The briefing mainly focuses on ESMA but also touches upon the duties and roles of the other European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).

  • Public hearing at ECON on the banking legislation package

    25 April 2017
    Speech

    Finance Watch's Christian Stiefmüller spoke on a panel at the European Parliament's ECON Committee Public Hearing “Updating CRR, CRD, BRRD and SRMR: the new banking legislation package” on 25 April 2017

  • Annual Report 2016

    18 April 2017
    Report

    Brussels, 18 April 2017 - Finance Watch has published its Annual Report to stakeholders for 2016.

  • Speech at the UN High-level SDG Financing Lab

    18 April 2017
    Speech

    Opening statement by Giulia Porino, Membership, Outreach and Expertise Coordinator at Finance Watch, at the High-level Event on SDG Financing Lab on 18 April 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

  • The Capital Markets Union and sustainability: recommendations for the mid-term review

    4 April 2017
    Report

    This new report from six civil society groups (WWF, E3G, Finance Watch, Friends of the Earth Europe, ShareAction and actionaid) recommends ways to integrate sustainability goals in the Capital Markets Union, in response to the Commission’s mid-term review of the CMU.