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EU paints digital financial regulation with broad strokes – the sector expects equal treatmenthttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/EU-paints-digital-financial-regulation-with-broad-strokes.aspxEU paints digital financial regulation with broad strokes – the sector expects equal treatment2.7.2020 11:48:00<div class="ExternalClass3F3FA8077D134BB19C57C60A85433941"><p>Digitalisation of the financial sector is progressing rapidly, and European regulators are working hard to pave the way for it. Decision-makers want to promote digitalisation across the entire EU while keeping its various risks in mind. The Finnish financial sector views EU-level rules as a very welcome addition, emphasising that the new rules should be equal and long-lasting.<br></p></div>5
Vanhanen calls for sustainable investmenthttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Vanhanen-calls-for-sustainable-investment.aspxVanhanen calls for sustainable investment30.6.2020 13:56:00<div class="ExternalClassF45A99A8A60F473288FBF8A81FB9AD38"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Matti Vanhanen, Finland’s Minister of Finance, promotes the urgency of sustainable investing. The criteria for sustainable investments must remain moderate so that sustainable businesses will attract enough financing.</span><br></p></div>3
Climate criteria must be taken into account in coronavirus recoveryhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Climate-criteria-must-be-taken-into-account-in-coronavirus-recovery.aspxClimate criteria must be taken into account in coronavirus recovery26.6.2020 9:57:00<div class="ExternalClass4A2A552851CF49B2A24D85FC0A5C9A99"><p>The economy's c<span style="font-size:18.2px;">oronavirus recovery measures must include consideration of climate criteria. A single euro or billion can only be used once, which is why all governmental recovery measures must be examined also in light of their impact on the environment and climate.</span><br></p></div>4
COVID crisis boosts responsible investing: market turmoil presents opportunity for green revolutionhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/COVID-crisis-boosts-responsible-investing-market-turmoil-opportunity.aspxCOVID crisis boosts responsible investing: market turmoil presents opportunity for green revolution26.6.2020 4:52:00<div class="ExternalClass2E6E439C606D4E51AD6470C5A3A17B1E"><p>​The coronavirus crisis has steered more investment capital into companies that emphasise responsibility and climate action.<br></p></div>2
ESG data as capital for sustainable developmenthttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/ESG-data-as-capital-for-sustainable-development.aspxESG data as capital for sustainable development24.6.2020 5:59:00<div class="ExternalClass0D7A5B5D4C9241038111EA461CF2797F"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Identifying and comparing the sustainability of investments can be difficult, slowing down the progress of sustainable investing. The positive and negative sustainability impact of activities must be made visible by measuring them with harmonised indicators. “What is measured is also taken into account when decisions are made”, pointed out MEP <strong>Sirpa Pietikäinen</strong> in the ESG Data Webinar held on 11 June.</span><br></p></div>1
Finns' work ability is at risk – cooperation needed to protect young people's mental healthhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Finns-work-ability-at-risk-cooperation-to-protect-mental-health.aspxFinns' work ability is at risk – cooperation needed to protect young people's mental health23.6.2020 5:54:00<div class="ExternalClassE3095BD52F0D4954A49160D050A2BB83"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Finance Finland (FFI) organised a virtual round table for specialists in mental health care, medicine and workplace well-being to discuss the worrying growth of mental health problems among young people. Good practical experience has already been gathered. All the participants voiced their support for a model of early intervention.</span><br></p></div>5
270,000 households and businesses have requested loan servicing relief from bankshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/270000-households-and-businesses-have-requested-loan-servicing-relief-from-banks.aspx270,000 households and businesses have requested loan servicing relief from banks16.6.2020 11:39:00<div class="ExternalClassF507CF63583A44ECAFDFC85563EA719E"><p><span style="font-size:18.2px;">The Finnish banking sector has supported its retail and corporate customers in many ways to help them through the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A concrete example of this are the flexible servicing arrangements granted to existing loans. In the last three months, more than 270,000 households and businesses have applied for loan grace periods and other arrangements. A month ago the number of applications totalled 210,000. Most of them have been related personal home loans.</span><br></p></div>5
Pilot project found ways to make paying invoices easier for seniorshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Pilot-project-found-ways-to-make-paying-invoices-easier-for-seniors.aspxPilot project found ways to make paying invoices easier for seniors16.6.2020 10:16:00<div class="ExternalClass066E50F3C6BA4A6BA889A1654F701617"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">A six-month pilot project launched by the City of Helsinki Financial Management Services (Talpa) with Finance Finland (FFI) found new ways to make the switch to e-invoicing and direct debiting easier for senior citizens. Participants to the pilot project also found new areas of collaboration as they worked on the project.</span><br></p></div>4
European financial services associations call for public ESG data registerhttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/European-financial-services-associations-call-for-ESG-register.aspxEuropean financial services associations call for public ESG data register15.6.2020 11:13:00<div class="ExternalClass49476D0DAA654025927722C1E16F2C33"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">A group of European financial services associations has published a joint letter proposing the development of a centralised public register for ESG data. The register would provide comparable information on responsibility at company level. Finance Finland (FFI) has been calling for the creation of such a register since early 2020.</span><br></p></div>4
Monthly fund report now includes ESG metricshttp://www.finanssiala.fi/en/news/Pages/Monthly-fund-report-now-includes-ESG-metrics.aspxMonthly fund report now includes ESG metrics10.6.2020 7:55:00<div class="ExternalClassC91F03CDD21A467FAE48DE5C668CA2F3"><p>​<span style="font-size:18.2px;">Investor interest in responsible investing has been growing for a long time. Finance Finland’s monthly report on investment funds domiciled in Finland now includes ESG ratings, which indicate how well the fund provides sustainability information.</span><br></p></div>4

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