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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.


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)

Abstract submission

Extended abstracts or, preferably, full papers should be submitted by 7 December 2018.

The cover page should include the

  • Title of the paper,
  • Abstract and JEL classifications
  • Affiliation,
  • Address, phone and email address of the corresponding author (privacy policy).

To submit an extended abstract please email

Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be notified by 19 December 2018.


  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts or full papers: 7 December 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 19 December 2018
  • Deadline to submit full papers and presentations: 30 December 2018
  • Conference dates: 8-9 January 2019


  • European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis,
  • Martin Spolc - Head of the Capital Markets Union unit, Commission departmetn for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)
  • Prof. Bo Becker - Stockholm School of Economics
  • Prof. Pedro Matos - University of Virginia at Darden
  • Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt - Head of Hermes EOS


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

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