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DERIVATIVES IN SUSTAINABLE FINANCE: Enabling the green transition

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In recent years, the concept of sustainability has increased in scope and importance for policymakers. In Europe, this has been translated to the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, which aims to: i) reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment; ii) manage financial risks stemming from climate/environmental/social issues; and iii) promote transparency and long-termism in financial and economic activity. The EU will continue to pursue these aims with a renewed strategy in late 2020. The derivatives market could play a significant role in Europe’s transition to a green economy. This CEPS-ECMI webinar will focus on the role that derivatives could play in the green transition: How can derivatives help realise the EU’s sustainable investment goals? How do derivatives fit into the current EU’s sustainable finance legislative framework (e.g. carbon pricing and mitigation)? Which characteristics make derivatives a useful tool for the buy-side (e.g. large corporate treasurers, small companies, insurance companies and pension funds) to manage sustainability risks? What are the risks and opportunities for investors of using derivatives to achieve sustainability exposure in a diversified portfolio?

Scott O’Malia, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Bernard Coopman, Global Head Client Solutions Group, ING Wholesale Banking/Financial Markets 

Others to be confirmed


July 16th, 2020 3:00 PM   through   4:15 PM
CEPS (online),
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Phone: +32 2 2293911
Event Info
Meeting ref
Responsible Mr. Willem Pieter De Groen
Secretary Ms. Beatriz Pozo