5th Summer School on Sustainable Finance
As climate change concerns grow, policymakers are acting faster. However, experts believe we're still unprepared for the most significant risks, like natural disasters and extreme weather.
These challenges can either hinder or speed up the critical Green transition. Geopolitical crises and energy supply issues present both obstacles and opportunities for a sustainable economy. Additionally, digital technologies open new doors for sustainable finance. Emerging and developing economies can also benefit from increased sustainable financing, even with limited resources and infrastructure. Furthermore, there is an urgent need for tools to assess risks and their impacts.
The 5th JRC Summer School on Sustainable Finance united researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore the latest advances in the field. This event has allowed all stakeholders to address industry challenges and create policy-relevant research. Simultaneously, it has also offered independent scientific advice for policy, emphasizing the importance of research in guiding policy decisions.
Should you wish to receive information on the next edition of the JRC Summer School on Sustainable Finance, please contact us at JRC-FINANCE@ec.europa.eu
4th Summer School on Sustainable Finance
Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and environmental degradation. Europe is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, building on previous policy efforts.
Despite progress, challenges remain, such as improving sustainability disclosures, reversing biodiversity loss, and understanding related risks. Success requires collaboration among stakeholders, financial market participants, and strong scientific evidence.
3rd Summer School on Sustainable Finance
As COVID-19's impact lingers, addressing social issues becomes crucial. Immediate action against climate change and environmental degradation is essential for a sustainable recovery. Europe leads the way, focusing on a Just Transition and financing the European Green Deal as part of its recovery plan.
The Sustainable Finance Strategy offers a roadmap to boost private investment in sustainable projects. Success depends on stakeholder engagement, financial market participants, and strong 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 Sustainable Finance Research Forum 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