SDR enthusiasm among industry wanes as label date approaches

FCA’s SDR labelling rules come into force in just three weeks

Isabel Baxter
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Enthusiasm about the sustainability disclosure requirements (SDR) labels has “waned” in the past six months, according to Morningstar.

This comes as the implementation date for firms to start using the labels laid out in the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) SDR is only three weeks away. Morningstar Sustainalytics head of sustainable investing research Hortense Bioy said there was initially a lot of enthusiasm about sustainability labels in the UK, partly in opposition to the inadequacy of the European Union's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) regime. However, she believes that enthusiasm has waned in the past six months. "This comes as asset managers realize that a) the criteria to get a label ...

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