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EU Sustainable Finance Regulation

Find out what the main legislative pieces are

Sustainable finance has grown considerably over the last years. To foster this development as well as to ensure it is made in a standardised and transparent manner, international and national authorities across the globe work on a regulatory framework to streamline this matter.

At the EU level, this task is being oversight by the European Commission (EC). In 2018, the EC published its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance to set out a comprehensive strategy to further connect finance with sustainability. This was complemented in 2019 by the EU Green Deal, a growth strategy aiming to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and in 2021 by the Strategy for Financing the Transition to a sustainable economy. In addition, in 2023, the Commission put forward a new package of measures to build on and strengthen the foundations of the EU sustainable finance framework.

To implement some of the key actions outlined in the Action Plan and its subsequent updates, the European Commission has launched and will launch several measures in the form of regulations, directives, delegated acts and/or standards such as the European Taxonomy, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation or the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Standards.

This toolkit provides an overview of seven major sustainable finance legislative pieces, which can be found below. It aims to help the Luxembourg financial sector stay up to date in a simplified manner, giving definitions, responding to key questions and gathering dates and links.

EU Sustainable Finance Legislation:

Find out more about the EU sustainable finance plans:


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About the LSFI 

The Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Initiative (LSFI), a non-profit organization, is Luxembourg coordinating entity in Sustainable Finance and a central point of contact and information for all sustainable finance actors in Luxembourg.

Its mission is to raise awareness and help the financial sector further transition towards increased sustainability. The LSFI has also been mandated to elaborate and implement the Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Strategy. More information about the LSFI here.

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