The main purpose of article 5 in the SFDR is to provide greater transparency for customers and investors on how the undertakings’ remuneration structure ensures an appropriate management of sustainability risks and does not promote excessive risk taking. The SFDR does not regulate the undertakings’ possibility of granting variable remuneration.
The SFDR entails that financial market participants and financial advisers are required to distinguish between sustainability impact and sustainability risk in their information to end-investors and customers. The former relates to the undertakings’ impact on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in society, whereas the latter is about how ESG issues may potentially have
an effect on the value of the undertakings’ investments.
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