On 21 September 2020, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published a survey seeking public feedback on presentational aspects of product templates, pursuant to Article 8(3), Article 9(5) and Article 11(4) of the Regulation on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services (SFDR). In particular, the ESAs are inviting stakeholders to comment on the layout of the templates, which reflects the text of the draft regulatory technical standards from the recent public consultation on the SFDR that ran from 23 April until 1 September 2020.
The package includes three preliminary, illustrative mock-ups of pre-contractual and periodic disclosure templates of products promoting environmental and/or social (E/S) characteristics (under Article 8 and Article 11 of the SFDR). The templates for the disclosure of products with a sustainable investment objective (Article 9) are very similar to those for the products promoting E/S characteristics and have not been included in the on-line survey.
The survey is open for comments until 16 October 2020.