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2nd multinational knowledge brokerage event on a sustainable finance system:
Changing the Finance System to enable the Transition to a Sustainable Economy
Date: 14-15 May 2013
Place: The Egg, Brussels


You are invited to join a high-level discussion, and participative workshop on using policy to change the finance system into one that can enable a transition to a sustainable economy. The event will draw together a selected group of researchers, finance professionals, policy-makers, advocacy groups and business representatives from across the EU.

Questions that will be explored include:

  • How is credit and investment currently distributed in the European economy?
  • What are the most important barriers to lending and investing in low carbon infrastructure and sustainable technologies?
  • How can sustainable and local banks be supported by EU and national banking reforms to become more influential in the marketplace?
  • Can EU financial regulation encourage more institutional investors to fund sustainable and long term projects?
  • How can new financial innovations, such as social finance and peer-to-peer funding be supported by policy change?

This event will be a moderated, open discussion among about 40-50 experts stimulated by several keynotes. You are invited to attend and share your knowledge and experience with the group.


Further reading

Press Release (PDF, 155 kB) | Responder, 17 May 2013 | Tim Jackson: “Policy must force finance markets to take a longer term view”
Agenda (PDF, 279 kB) | Conference 14/15 May 2013
Background Paper (PDF, 781 kB) | Responder, 25 April 2013 | Chris Hewitt: Mapping a sustainable finance system