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Summary

Mobilising finance for more sustainable investments is essential to translate the European Union's climate change, environmental and sustainable policy goals into tangible results. The current financial framework needs to be reformed to better align capital flows with a pathway to sustainable development and growth.

At the end of 2016, the European Commission established a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance to help develop a comprehensive, overarching EU strategy on sustainable finance. After six months of intensive work, the expert group has summarised first results and policy options in its interim report.

The public hearing allowed stakeholders to provide feedback to the European Commission and the High-Level Expert Group on barriers to and possible solutions for increasing sustainable finance, and ways to establish a more sustainable financial system.

Questionnaire on sustainable finance interim report

The public hearing also gave the HLEG the opportunity to present a questionnaire aimed at gathering targeted feedback on the analysis and reflections in the interim report of the High-Level Expert Group and informing the preparation of the final report.

You can respond to the questionnaire on sustainable finance interim report between 18 July and 20 September 2017 (early transmission of responses before 6 September will facilitate processing and early exploitation).

Programme and speakers

Web streaming

Presentations and speeches

  1. Speech by Vice-President Dombrovskis
  2. Speech by Bianca Jagger
  3. Speech by Christian Thimann
  4. Presentation by Christian Thimann
  5. Speech by Gabriele Giuglietti
  6. Presentation by Gabriele Giuglietti
  7. Presentation by Mark Lewis
  8. Speech by Levin Holle

Practical information

When
18 July 2017, 8.30 (CEST)
Where
Rue de la Loi, 170, Charlemagne building, Room Alcide de Gasperi
1040 Brussels
Belgium