4th Summer School on Sustainable Finance
Scientific evidence highlights the urgent need to scale up ambition to address the global most pressing priority: climate change and environmental degradation.
In that respect, by maintaining and increasing the momentum from past and ongoing policy actions, Europe shows its determination to deliver on its commitment to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Moving forward from the adoption by the European Commission of many fundamental regulations during the past years, various issues still need to be addressed; sustainability disclosures need to be enhanced, biodiversity loss needs to be reversed and related risks need to be better understood, among others.
These can be achieved by the collaborative engagement of all stakeholders, including financial market participants, and based on sound scientific evidence.
Should you wish to receive information on the 2023 edition of the JRC Summer School on Sustainable Finance, please contact us at JRC-COPFIR@ec.europa.eu
3rd Summer School on Sustainable Finance
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, social issues will become, if possible, even more pressing than before.
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.
The Sustainable Finance Strategy is 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.
2nd Summer School on Sustainable Finance
Policymakers need to react to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The challenge should not overshadow the goals of a more sustainable economy and society.
This 2nd summer school intends to help policymakers in creating stimulus packages, which also help to achieve climate and other environmental and societal policy goals.
To this end, we promote the development of policy-relevant research and science-based policies.
1st Summer School on Sustainable Finance
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.
List of presentations and papers
Presentations and papers Day 1
PhD-Student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 1
Academic Keynote 1: Climate Finance
- Professionals Only Workshop 1: Digitization of ESG information and its analytics
- PhD-Student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 2
Presentations Day 2
- Professionals Only Workshop 3: Shifting to an investment strategy that mitigates climate change risks: practical considerations
- PhD-Student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 3
- Plenary Lecture 1: An approach to climate financial risk assessment under uncertainty
- Academic Keynote 2: Leveraging blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for a sustainable economy and society
Presentations Day 3
- Professionals Only Workshop 4: Pricing climate risks and opportunities in investors' portfolios
- PhD student / Post-Doc / Junior Academic Session 4
- Academic keynote 3: Building social capital and trust: the role of corporate social responsibility
- Plenary Lecture 3: Sustainable finance and Africapitalism – the meeting point
- Professional keynote: Green taxonomy
Closing Panel and Open Debate