The Policy Innovation Studios gather senior representatives from inside business alongside policymakers and other stakeholders of no more than 20 participants, for Chatham House roundtable discussions on key policy topics. The next edition will focus on the 2020 Capital Markets Union Action Plan, and more specifically the European Single Access Point.
On 25 November 2021, the European Commission has adopted a package of measures to improve the ability of companies to raise capital across the EU. One year on from the 2020 Capital Markets Union Action Plan, the Commission is delivering on its commitments, proposing measures to boost European capital markets.
The ESAP will offer a single access point for public financial and sustainability-related information about EU companies and EU investment products. From commission’s perspective it will give companies more visibility towards investors, opening up more sources of financing.
This is particularly important for small companies in small capital markets, as they will more easily be on the radar screen of EU, but also international investors. The ESAP will also contain sustainability-related information published by companies, which will support the objectives of the European Green Deal. As a common data space, the ESAP is a cornerstone of the EU’s Digital Strategy and the Digital Finance Strategy.