EU sustainable finance taxonomy

The EU taxonomy of sustainable economic activities is a tool to help investors understand whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable and navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Setting a common language between investors, issuers, project promoters and policy makers, it helps investors assess whether investments are meeting robust environmental standards and are consistent with high-level policy commitments such as the Paris Agreement.

Taxonomy implementation

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EU taxonomy alignment case studies

The case studies illustrate EU taxonomy implementation challenges and solutions.

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Implementing the EU taxonomy: An update to the PRI’s ‘Testing the Taxonomy’ report

2022-04-28T07:00:00+01:00

This paper explores how investors are implementing the regulation

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Investor briefing: EU sustainable finance taxonomy

2022-04-28T07:00:00+01:00

[Region: EU] Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (the EU taxonomy of sustainable economic activities) sets disclosure requirements for certain financial market participants and undertakings. This briefing provides an overview of the EU taxonomy, including a proposed delegated act on gas and nuclear energy.

PRI’s policy position

The PRI plays an important role in the development of the EU taxonomy. Working as a contributor to the High-Level Expert Group on sustainable finance and a member of the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, the PRI helped shape the course of the Taxonomy regulation and TSC.

The opportunity to provide expert advice on behalf of our signatories and in support of scientific expertise continues with the PRI’s Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Nathan Fabian also working as Chair to the European Platform on Sustainable Finance (PSF).

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EU taxonomy - PRI welcomes adoption of first climate delegated act

2021-12-09T09:15:00+00:00

[Region: EU] The European Council has just approved the EU taxonomy climate Delegated Act (DA), confirming into EU law the adoption of Technical Screening Criteria (TSC) for activities that contribute substantially to climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives.

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Alternative solutions to include gas-fired power and nuclear energy in the EU sustainable taxonomy

2021-11-19T14:51:00+00:00

[Region: EU] This position paper explains why gas-fired power and nuclear energy are not aligned with the objectives of the EU Sustainable Taxonomy, and presents alternative options for their inclusion in the framework.

Videos and webinars

Using the EU taxonomy

Building up on the EU sustainable finance programme, PRI’s Chief Responsible Investment Officer and Rapporteur for the EU taxonomy, Technical Expert Group Nathan Fabian introduces the EU taxonomy following the publication of the Technical Expert Group report.

Blogs