Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance takes into account ESG factors when making investment decisions in the financial sector. ESG factors include environmental (E), social (S) and governance (G) factors. The development of sustainable finance is reflected, among other things, in a number of EU regulatory initiatives that are aimed at adjusting the rules for the functioning of financial markets. At the same time, sustainable finance regulation pervades sectoral legal rules and involves new regulations which currently regulate in particular transparency relating to the sustainability of financial products and the impacts of financial market entities’ investment activity on sustainability. This section presents selected legal regulations and other relevant documents in the area of sustainable finance.

  • Laws and regulations
    (An overview of laws and implementing regulations relating to sustainable finance, including directly binding EU regulations, with a focus on capital markets.)
    • Acts and directly binding EU regulations
    • Decrees and provisions
  • Methodological and interpretative documents
    (An overview of current official information, opinions and replies relating to sustainable finance.)
    • Official information
    • Guidelines of European Supervisory Authorities
    • Answers to enquiries
    • Other documents
  • Consultation documents and proposals
    (Newly prepared documents which the CNB publishes for discussion or to provide information to financial market participants regarding sustainable finance.)

The above-mentioned legal rules are for information only. The sole authentic wording of legal rules is the version published in the Collection of Laws or in the CNB Bulletin.