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Sustainable finance: Will the EU step up?

27-09-2016

Momentum is building around sustainable finance. After the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals last year, we have seen initiatives at a global and EU level. These include the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on Climate-related Disclosures and the G20 Green Finance Study Group, as well as EU member state initiatives such as France’s climate-reporting law.

With new European Commissioner for Financial Services, Valdis Dombrovskis, wanting to ‘encourage institutional investors to take account of sustainability considerations’, EurActiv invites you to a roundtable discussion on questions such as:

- What are the risks – in financial terms – posed by climate change and other sustainability issues?
- How can the EU ensure financiers act in a sustainable way?
- What role can the EU play in taking forward recommendations from initiatives such as the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures?
- How can the EU increase awareness among consumers of how savings and pensions can be invested in a sustainable way?

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Location

EURACTIV Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

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Speakers

Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, Finland) - European Parliament’s ‘circular economy’ rapporteur (2015)
Jung-Duk Lichtenberger, Deputy Head of Unit – Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA - European Commission
Jose Baiges-Planas, Deputy Head of Unit - Financial Instruments, DG DEVCO - European Commission
Piotr Biernacki, Corporate Reporting working group member, EuropeanIssuers
Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva
Andreas Gustafsson, SV-P/Chief Counsel Europe, Nasdaq
b]Sebastien Godinot[/b], Economist, WWF

Schedule

12.00 – 12.30 Registration and networking lunch
12.30 – 14.00 Roundtable

Contact

Alex Woodall
alex.woodall@euractiv.com
+44 (0)7 501 267 049