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  • Donderdag 1/9/2022

    The Towards Sustainability Initiative has engaged more than 100 financial institutions from over 10 countries to take their sustainable product offerings to the next level. End 2021, more than 700 products have achieved the Towards Sustainability label, representing 550 billion EUR of European and international assets managed according to the Towards Sustainability Quality Standard. In just two years since its launch end 2019, the Towards Sustainability label has become the market standard and benchmark for sustainable financial products in Belgium and increasingly also in many other European countries. Towards Sustainability has deliberately chosen to be a broad label, which aims to make its impact by appealing to a large group of diverse financial institutions on the one hand and being suitable for retail and institutional investors with different profiles on the other hand. In this way, it aims to gradually make the entire market of financial products more sustainable.

  • Dinsdag 1/12/2020
    Marjan Wauters, Koen Breemersch

    The current study presents an estimation of the state of the crowdfunding market in Belgium based on an analysis of information notes received by the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). It appears that the interest in investing through crowdfunding has been growing steadily over time in Belgium. Our results show that eight platforms launched in total 234 financing campaigns with an information note. For 145 campaigns, the effective collected amount is known. At least 140 campaigns were successful. They managed to collect 69.24 mio euro in total. In 2019, the market at least doubled in terms of size compared to 2017. Over the first half of 2020 a decrease in the number of information notes has been noticed, it is too early to say whether this is related to the COVID-19 crisis or not.