Triodos Bank has urged Dutch members of European Parliament to vote for effective rules on sustainable finance in a letter sent by its Chief Executive Officer, Peter Blom. He underlines the importance of sound rules to encourage the financial sector to properly weigh the ecological and social impact of all financing and investments and to communicate about this with their clients and the world at large.
The European Parliament will vote on the establishment of a taxonomy framework to facilitate sustainable finance on March 28. The vote focuses on the core of the European Union’s sustainable financing agenda. The taxonomy determines what the European Parliament, as legislator, regards as sustainable.
With this letter, Triodos Banks joins a network of value-driven financial institutions that have all asked the members of the European Parliament to give their support and vote for a transparent and complete taxonomy.
The current state of the debate in the European Parliament is such that greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful activities can also be considered sustainable. A definition of “damage” is being postponed for the time being and the social consequences of investments are being ignored.
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Courtesy of Triodos Bank.