Bryan Coughlan is the Sustainable Finance Officer at BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation. In this capacity he works closely on consumer protection issues, particularly concerning sustainability disclosures and regulation of sustainable investments and banking. The Taxonomy regulation, work on the Platform for Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, Non-Financial Disclosure Regulation, sustainability integration into financial advice via MiFID II and IDD, and the planned European Single Access Point have been the most recent fields of engagement. Prior to working at BEUC, Bryan worked at the Federation of German Consumer Organisations in Berlin, in the financial markets team. Bryan Coughlan holds a B.A in economics and a M.A. in international economics, both from the university of Göttingen.
BEUC is the umbrella group for 45 independent consumer organisations from 32 countries. Its main role is to represent them to the EU institutions and defend the interests of European consumers. The acronym originates from our French name, ‘Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs’. Daily work at BEUC involves making sure the EU takes policy decisions that improve the lives of consumers. This covers a range of topics including competition, consumer rights, digital rights, energy, redress and enforcement, financial services, food, health, safety, sustainability and trade policy.
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