Webinar “Will finance save the planet?”

Date: 19 April 2018
Time: 13:00 CET - 13:45 CET
Venue: Online

You can now watch the recording of our webinar on the role that finance can play to help fight climate change: Why are politicians putting all their hopes on finance to save the planet? Will the financial sector itself propose the right solutions and how do we prevent simple “greenwashing”? What regulations do we put in place to incentivise the markets to go truly “green”?

Our unsustainable economic system – of which finance is a key component – has contributed significantly to accelerating environmental degradation over the past three decades. For finance to become truly sustainable, we need to think differently about the whole economic system and put in place effective measures which regulate the economic environment in which financial returns are created.

In this webinar, our expert Nina Lazic first describes why the current financial system is not able to pursue wider societal interests such as environmental protection and also analyses the measures included in the European Commission’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. After her presentation, she answers the audience's questions in an interactive Q&A session.

Date: 19 April 2018, 13.00 – 13.45