Key updates covered in this edition include:

  • The European Commission launched the New Consumer Agenda to empower European consumers to play an active role in the green and digital transitions, including through a new corporate governance legislative initiative.
  • Carlos San Basilio, the Secretary to the Spanish Treasury, indicated the Spanish debut in the green bond market could be up to 15,000 million euros. This would represent 14% of the total net issuance volume planned for 2021; and
  • the UK Government’s 10-point plan for the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution.

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Key items

This issue covers the period from 9 to 20 November 2020.