The session aims at clarifying the main stakes and challenges, which explain the need to increase the level of ambition in the EU regarding sustainable finance. It will highlight the areas where additional efforts are needed in the EU to further facilitate sustainable investments and address sustainability financial challenges, including those regarding SMEs and households. The need for defining additional ESG linked financing tools will notably be addressed.
In addition, the session will try to identify the conditions for achieving the political and regulatory stability, needed to enable the supporting role of financial institutions in the context of an ever-accelerating transition path.
Points of discussion
- What are the main stakes and challenges that the EU renewed sustainable finance strategy aims at addressing?
- How are these priorities addressed by the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy? Is there a need to define a specific set of ESG linked financings?
- How to achieve an effective political and regulatory stability for financial institutions in the context of a permanently accelerating transition path?