Consultation on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II

Consultation on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II

from 19 December 2018 to 19 February 2019


Responding to this paper  

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex I. Comments are most helpful if they: 
1. respond to the question stated; 
2. indicate the specific question to which the comment relates; 
3. contain a clear rationale; and 
4. describe any alternatives ESMA should consider. 

ESMA will consider all comments received by 19 February 2019.  

All contributions should be submitted online at  under the heading ‘Your input - Consultations’.  

Publication of responses 

All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publicly disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman. 

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Who should read this paper? 

This paper is primarily of interest to competent authorities and firms that are subject to Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (MiFID II). In particular, this paper is addressed to investment firms and credit institutions performing investment services and activities and their staff. This paper is also important for trade associations, investors, and consumer groups, because the guidelines seek to implement enhanced provisions to ensure investor protection with potential impact for anyone engaged in the dealing with or processing of financial instruments.

Document available for this Consultation
19/12/2018ESMA35-43-1210 Consultation paper on integrating sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II

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