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Event Date Mon Jun 28 EEST (4 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Jun 28 10:00am - Mon Jun 28 10:00am
Location Webinar
Region EMEA

The 21st century confronts humanity with the threats of climate change and loss of biodiversity. EU regulation and governance of finance and banking needs to be at the forefront of its response. Since the European Commission launched its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance in 2018, policy initiatives have multiplied promoting transparency and certainty („Green Taxonomy”), asking firms and banks to take an honest look at the climate and environmental risks (EBA initiatives and ECB Guidelines). At the same time, central banks are even considering how these new objectives should shape their monetary policy. Yet, these efforts also raise difficult questions. Are the new regulations fit for purpose? What are the new challenges for supervisors and monetary authorities? The new EBI Sustainable Finance webinar series, organised jointly by the Working Group on Finance, Climate Change and Sustainability and EBI’s Associate Researchers Group, will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss these questions, and find answers.


2021 Speakers


Kinanya Pijl
University of Amsterdam, Sustainable Banking in Europe: A Counter-narrative

Elia Cerrato
CUNEF, Madrid


David Ramos Muñoz
EBI Working Group on Finance, Climate Change and Sustainability; Carlos III University – Climate Strategic Initiative


Eleni Choidas
European Banking Federation

René Smits
EBI & University of Amsterdam