Dear Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

All documentation (including but not limited to all email correspondence, attendance lists, agendas, background papers, and minutes/notes) relating to the outreach activities undertaken by the Sustainable Finance Technical Expert Group (TEG) as listed in the TEG outreach plan. Specifically:

On the taxonomy:
- Commission workshops to gather additional expertise

On the green bond standard:
- Consult green bond issuers

On benchmarks:
- Roundtable with asset owners
- Questionnaire sent to data providers
- Roundtable with asset managers and index providers
- Roundtable with data providers

On disclosures:
- Stakeholder meetings
- Open stakeholder meeting

Please produce the documents on a rolling basis. I would prefer that the Commission ’s search and deliberations concerning particular documents not delay the production of documents the Commissions has already retrieved and decided to produce.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Vaughan
40 Bermondsey Street

Estabilidad Financiera, Servicios Financieros y Unión de los Mercados de Capitales

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
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[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
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Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 05/08/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
05/08/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/4537.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days.

The time limit will expire on 27/08/2019. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (RC)

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Dear Ms Vaughan,


We refer to your email dated 05/08/2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on 05/07/2019 under the reference number
Gestdem 2019/4537.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days.

An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large
number of documents, which needs to be retrieved.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit in accordance with Articles
6(3) and 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
documents. The new time limit expires on 06/09/2019.

We apologies for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,



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Dear Ms. Vaughan,


Please find attached a reply to your request for access to documents dated
05/08/2019 registered under reference number Gestdem 2019/4537.


For the Stakeholder dialogue held on 24 June 2019, we would like to inform
you that a recording of the event and all presentations used are
accessible on a [1]dedicated event website.

Information about the TEG can be reached through the [2]Register of
Commission’s expert groups. You can follow the latest developments on
sustainable finance through our [3]website.


In addition, you will receive printed copies of the attached documents.
Due to additional time needed for printing and dispatching, you will
likely not receive them before the end of next week.  


Thank you for your interest in our activities.


With best Regards,


EC TEG Secretariat





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