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Navigating the Future of Sustainable Investing: FCA's SDR and MainStreet Partners' Solution

DR) introduce both opportunities and challenges for businesses, individuals, and organizations committed to sustainable practices. This landmark initiative, launched on November 28, 2023, aims to enhance transparency and accountability in the sustainable investment market.

The SDR includes a suite of measures such as an anti-greenwashing rule, a comprehensive labelling regime, distributor requirements, and detailed product and entity-level disclosures. These measures ensure that sustainability claims are fair, clear, and substantiated. Set to take effect in July 2024, the SDR is poised to fortify the UK’s leadership in asset management and sustainable finance by demanding rigorous evidence for sustainability claims.

However, the integration of these new standards presents challenges, particularly for fund managers. To address this, MainStreet Partners (MSP) has launched a comprehensive solution to help fund buyers adhere to the SDR labelling regime. The Fund Sustainability Due Diligence report, designed for discretionary fund managers, model portfolio service providers, and wealth managers, offers a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of fund sustainability. Funds achieving a 4 or above ESG rating receive certification of SDR compliance, easing the burden of regulatory adherence.

For those looking to navigate the complexities of the SDR and leverage MSP's innovative solution, detailed information and guidance are available. Embrace this new era of sustainable investing and ensure your business stays ahead of the curve.


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