The Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development mark historical international commitments to a more sustainable economy and society.
In this context, the financial system has a key role to play.
While policy initiatives on sustainable finance are advancing at the European level, there is a strong need for sharing knowledge and experience on substantive sustainable finance issues.
To answer this need, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR) open a call for applications for the summer school on sustainable finance.
Call for applications
Call for applications for the summer school on sustainable finance 1-3 July 2019
The school mainly addresses two communities
- Young researchers: Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, junior academics and early-career scientists are invited to submit a paper that they would like to present in the context of dedicated parallel sessions.
- Professionals/experts: Policy officers working at public and/or international institutions, as well as private-sector experts active in the field of sustainable finance.
To apply, please send a short CV to JRC-COPFIR@ec.europa.eu.
Please indicate if you cannot attend the entire duration.
Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, junior academics and early-career scientists should also attach the paper they would like to present.
The maximum number of researchers presenting a paper is 15. The overall number of participants is limited to 40.
Selection of participants will be based on the following criteria:
- Relevance of current area of study or job.
- Scientific quality of the research paper (for those who wish to present).
- Gender and multicultural diversity.
- Priority will be given to applicants who commit to attend for all of the three days.
- Deadline for application: May 26, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2019
- School dates: July 1-3, 2019
The summer school on sustainable finance
The school will feature plenary and keynote lectures, as well as a social dinner open to all participants and lecturers.
Some workshops are open to professionals only.
The event is free of charge. Participants will need to cover their travel and accommodation costs.
The JRC will provide practical assistance in booking reasonably-priced accommodation in the local area and arrange local transportation according to a fixed timetable.
- Andreas Hoepner, Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance, University College Dublin
- Steven Keuning, Until recently, Pension Administrator and Adviser to the Executive Board, European Central Bank
- Irene Monasterolo, Assistant Professor of Climate Economics and Finance, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and visiting scholar at the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
- Yoshiaki Wada, Board of Directors, XBRL
The organising committee of the conference includes JRC staff and Professor Andreas G. F. Hoepner.
European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Via Enrico Fermi, 2749
I - 21027 Ispra (VA)
For more information, please email JRC-COPFIR@ec.europa.eu.