Green capital relief off the agenda… for now

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By Jasper Cox, Jon Hay
01 Feb 2018

The European Commission's High Level Expert Group report on Sustainable Finance this week stopped short of advocating that banks should be able to hold less capital against green assets, but the idea still has political legs.

The HLEG discussed in detail the idea of a 'green supporting factor' for banks, but did not propose it as policy. Instead, its report set out the pros and cons of the idea, which has risen rapidly in the policy debate about sustainable finance in the past six ...

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