2024, ‘ESG-ise’ your Assets

The last months have been truly exciting and structurally impactful to the design and investment focus of a majority of UCITS and a considerable portion of AIFs. At the same time, MiFID firms have revised their product and service offering to take into account the sustainability preferences of their clients.

This change in investment focus driven by the politically inflicted  development in distribution patterns in the EU marked the beginning of the journey towards ESG and sustainability criteria becoming part of the mainstream and core to any investment decision taken.

2023 continues to impact us as an industry as well as the market participants. Asset and wealth managers, as well as distributors, align themselves with the new sustainability governance requirements. These guidelines that came into effect in summer 2022 link the product change to the organisations, both at the level of the AIFM or Management Company as well as at the level of the Portfolio Manager and distribution delegates. These requirements are completed by comprehensive reporting duties, starting with the Principal adverse impact (PAI), an enhanced AIFM and MiFID reporting, right up to the new reporting duties focused on Taxonomy and corporate sustainability metrics.

The next challenges are to embark on this organisational transformation in order to ‘energise’ or as we state in this year’s motto ‘ESG-ise‘ your organisation. Such transformation is essential to unleash the full potential of the ESG change and take advantage of the new opportunities, both in terms of assets and more importantly investor storytelling.

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ESG Bites series

Two years ago, we launched our Sustainable Finance Webcast series, in which Frédéric Vonner has been conducting interviews with experts who share insights related to sustainable finance, all within a few minutes. Now this session will transform into our ESG Bites series integrating also sustainability related topics as those gain more and more importance both for financial industry players as well as corporates. 



Contact us

Frédéric Vonner

Advisory Partner, Sustainable Finance & Sustainability Leader, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 4173

Andrew McDowell

Strategy& Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 2034

Julien Melotte

Audit Partner, Industry & Public Sector, Sustainability, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 5287