ESG Financial Services

The green economy is growing rapidly and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are now top of the agenda across multiple sectors.

COVID-19 has also caused an intensification of focus on ESG matters. Increased engagement on climate issues, while necessary and welcome, has led to a proliferation of guidance, commentary and regulation from interest groups, legislatures and regulators. As a consequence, the landscape of applicable frameworks is fragmented and can be difficult to navigate. We provide an overview of the primary sources of guidance and regulation on sustainability, as it intersects with the financial services sector, both in Ireland and at EU level.