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3rd Summer School on Sustainable Finance

Jul 06 2021
Jul 08 2021
Online event

The Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR), set up by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, held the third edition of its Summer School on Sustainable Finance on July 6-8, 2021 as an online event.

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Topic of this year's Summer School

The next phase of the COVID-19 crisis will be to build the recovery. In the aftermath of the pandemic, social issues will become, if possible, even more pressing. At the same time, science tells us that decisive action to fight climate change and environmental degradation cannot be postponed further. Hence, we have no alternative but to work towards a sustainable recovery, which will make our society 'bounce forward' to a sustainable and more resilient development paradigm. The response to the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity which we can't miss, and Europe is at the forefront of efforts to deliver on this.

In this context, ensuring a Just Transition and financing the European Green Deal - a pillar of Europe's Recovery Plan - are key policy priorities for the European Commission. Indeed, a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy is currently being designed to provide a roadmap with new actions, to increase private investment in sustainable projects and activities. This strategy can only be successfully implemented with the involvement of all stakeholders, including financial market participants, and based on sound scientific evidence.

For this reason, the JRC Summer School on Sustainable Finance brought together academics, policymakers and professionals. By doing so, it helped researchers to focus their attention on the most pressing issues faced by the industry and produce policy-relevant research. At the same time, it provided independent scientific advice to policy, reaffirming the crucial role of research in informing policy-making.

Organisation of the School

The school addressed different types of communities, including scientists and policy officers working at public and/or international institutions, as well as private-sector experts active in the field of sustainable finance. To facilitate cross-fertilization and promote the development of policy-relevant research and science-based policy, the event featured both academic sessions and more policy-oriented lectures.


You can watch the recordings of the summer school online.

Presentations & Contributions

/jrc/en/file/archive/188394Download presentations Day 1 (Zip file, 8 files, 7MB)

/jrc/en/file/archive/188395Download presentations Day 2 (Zip file, 7 files, 6MB)

/jrc/en/file/archive/188396Download presentations Day 3 (Zip file, 11 files, 15MB)

Detailed programme


Prof. Andreas G. F. Hoepner

For the European Commission - Joint Research Centre: Lucia Alessi, Roberto Panzica, Georgios Papadopoulos