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Summer School on Sustainable Finance

Visual: 2019 summer school sustainable finance - Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR)
Jul 01 2019
Jul 03 2019
Ispra
(IT)

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) have organised the summer school on sustainable finance.

The summer school on sustainable finance

Recording

You can watch the recordings of the summer school online.

Presentations & contributions

Please download the list with autors and titles together with the zip file of presentations and contributions.

/jrc/en/file/archive/180617Presentations and papers (zip file)

1 July

PhD-Student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 1

PDF icon Presentation - Hanna Ahlström - Financing the revolution? How the convergence of investors and NGOs is driving EU sustainable finance reforms

PDF icon Paper - Hanna Ahlström - Financing the revolution? How the convergence of investors and NGOs is driving EU sustainable finance reforms

PDF icon Presentation - Samuel Drempetic - The influence of firm size on the ESG score: Corporate sustainability ratings under review

PDF icon Presentation - Emirhan Ilhan - Institutional investors’ views and preferences on climate risk disclosure

PDF icon Paper - Emirhan Ilhan - Institutional investors’ views and preferences on climate risk disclosure

Academic Keynote 1:  Climate Finance

PDF icon Presentation - Zacharias Sautner

Parallel Sessions

  • Professionals Only Workshop 1: Digitization of ESG information and its analytics

PDF icon Presentation - Yoshiaki Wada

  • PhD-Student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 2

/jrc/en/file/document/180615Presentation - Colin Tissen - Legal origins and institutional investors' support for corporate

/jrc/en/file/document/180614Paper - Colin Tissen - Legal origins and institutional investors' support for corporate

/jrc/en/file/document/180618Presentation - Quian Li - Corporate social irresponsibility and portfolio performance: A global perspective

PDF icon Presentation - Valentin Jouvenot - Does water management improve corporate value?

PDF icon Paper - Valentin Jouvenot - Does water management improve corporate value?

PDF icon Presentation - Joao Estevao - Does water management improve corporate value?

PDF icon Paper - Joao Estevao - Does water management improve corporate value?

2nd July

Parallel Sessions

  • Professionals Only Workshop 3:  Shifting to an investment strategy that mitigates climate change risks: practical considerations

PDF icon Presentation - Steven Keuning

  • PhD-Student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 3

PDF icon Presentation - Benjamin Hübel - ESG and corporate credit spreads

PDF icon Paper- Benjamin Hübel - ESG and corporate credit spreads

PDF icon Presentation - Valentina Lagasio - Environmental, social, and governance and company profitability: Are financial intermediaries different?

  • Plenary Lecture 1: An approach to climate financial risk assessment under uncertainty

PDF icon Presentation – Irene Monasterolo - plenary lecture

  • Academic Keynote 2: Leveraging blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for a sustainable economy and society

PDF icon Presentation – Ser Huang Poon

3rd July

Parallel Sessions

  • Professionals Only Workshop 4: Pricing climate risks and opportunities in investors' portfolios

PDF icon Presentation – Irene Monasterolo - PoW4

  • PhD student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 4

PDF icon Presentation - Dejan Glavas - Green regulation and stock price reaction to green bond issuance

PDF icon Presentation - Julia Kapraun - Green regulation and stock price reaction to green bond issuance

PDF icon Paper - Julia Kapraun - Green regulation and stock price reaction to green bond issuance

PDF icon Presentation - Theodor Cojoianu - The economic geography of fossil fuel divestment, environmental policies and oil and gas financing

PDF icon Paper - Theodor Cojoianu - The economic geography of fossil fuel divestment, environmental policies and oil and gas financing

  • Academic keynote 3: Building social capital and trust: the role of corporate social responsibility

PDF icon Presentation – Ane Tamayo

  • Plenary Lecture 3: Sustainable finance and Africapitalism – the meeting point

/jrc/en/file/document/180616Presentation – Kenneth Ameshi

  • Professional keynote: Green taxonomy

PDF icon Presentation – Sean Kidney

Closing Panel and Open Debate

PDF icon Presentation – Luca Bertalot

PDF icon Presentation – Jan De Spiegeleer

PDF icon Presentation – Massimo Maraziti

PDF icon Presentation – Maria J. Nieto

Programme & speakers

PDF icon Summer school programme

PDF icon summer school speakers brochure

Keynote speakers

Organiser

The organising committee of the conference includes JRC staff and Professor Andreas G. F. Hoepner.

Call for applications

The call for applications is closed (deadline 26 May 2019).

The school mainly addressed 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. 

Venue

European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Via Enrico Fermi, 2749
I - 21027 Ispra (VA)
Italy

Contact

For more information, please email JRC-COPFIR@ec.europa.eu.