EU Science Hub

Promoting Sustainable Finance

Jan 08 2019
Jan 09 2019

The adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks a historical international commitment to the objective of a more sustainable economy and society.

How to mobilise the necessary financing for green and sustainable investments?

The conference on "Promoting Sustainable Finance" will aim to provide answers to this question.  

The two-day event allows researchers to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge between academics, professionals and policy makers.



  • The path to Sustainable Finance: how responsible investors shape the companies they own
  • Greenhouse Gas disclosures: are companies meeting the information needs of their Institutional Owners?
  • Towards EU Sustainable Finance 2050: where do we expect to be by when?

Academic sessions

  • Greenhouse Gas Data  
  • Green Bonds & Green Banking  
  • Low Carbon Transition & Activities
  • Low carbon Indices & their design
  • Institutional Investors
  • Ecolabels & Retail Investors

Keynote speakers

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue
  • Bo Becker (Gösta Olson Professor in Financial Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)
  • Adair Morse (Associate Professor of Finance, University of California at Berkeley)
  • Pedro Matos (Professor of Business Administration (Finance), University of Virginia at Darden)

/jrc/en/file/document/178811Programme: Conference promoting sustainable finance (CoPFiR)

/jrc/en/file/document/178975list of participants

Presentations and contributions

8th January

Parallel Sessions

Session 1 Greenhouse Gas Data Room Schuman

Session 2 Green Bonds & Green Banking Room Hallstein


9th January

Keynote speech 2

Parallel Sessions

Session 3 Low Carbon Transition & Activities Room Schuman

Session 4 Low Carbon Indices & their design Room Hallstein

Session 5 Institutional Investors Room Schuman

Session 6 Ecolables & Retail Investors Room Hallstein

Keynote speech 3

Recorded videos

Day 1:

Room Schuman 14:00 – 18:00
Conference Day 1

Room Hallstein  15:45 – 17:00
Academic session: Green Bonds & Green Banking

Day 2:

Room Schuman 09:15 – 18:00
Conference Day 2

Room Hallstein  11:30 – 12:45
Academic session: Low carbon Indices & their design

Room Hallstein  15:45 – 17:00
Academic session: Ecolabels & Retail Investors


To provide a broad view and to include various approaches to the topic of sustainable finance, the organisers are calling for the submission of policy-relevant research papers.

Topics, questions and more details on the call for papers (PDF)


European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200
1000 Brussels

Contact & organiser

The conference is organised by the European Commission's Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) and the Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR).

Should you have any questions, please contact