Have the prospects of global and EU ESG policies changed with the Covid crisis?
Day 1 Afternoon
Wednesday 09 September
HALL 1 C
Objectives of the session
The Covid-19 pandemic is considered in many aspects as a turning point. Indeed, the causes of the pandemic although unclear, suggest that biodiversity which is threatened by natural resources intensive growth and always more globalized exchanges represent essential issues that deserve refocusing investment so as the economy is dramatically changed. At the same time relaunching the economies stopped to reduce human interaction and subsequent pandemic-transmission risks, calls for massive public spending and possibly suggests postponing investment in the green transition.
The session is therefore dedicated to sort out, how to improve a better perception of the wide variety of both economic and sustainability risks and challenges, their respective time horizon and whether priority policies to addressing them, may be combined.
Points of discussion
How to improve a better perception of the wide variety of emerging risks? How to explain the strong financial performance of ESG companies?
How to leverage sustainable investment to improve growth potential and productivity in the EU in addition to better mitigating the wide variety of emerging risks illustrated by the Covid19 pandemic?
What are the main achievements regarding the various EU Commission Green Finance work streams? How to set green investment in the EU at the right level?