Sustainable financing 101 – State of play and next steps

24 June 2021, 10:30-12:00 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

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The European Union’s efforts to create a comprehensive framework for sustainable investments, as a part of the European Green Deal, have proven to be a complex exercise. The EU’s aim of providing companies and investors with tools and incentives to contribute to the transition to a sustainable, climate-neutral economy has been well received. However, how this ambition will be achieved in practice remains to be fully defined. As the EU’s work on its sustainable finance agenda continues, and in response to the new recovery context, the European Commission plans to further boost these efforts by renewing its sustainable finance strategy in July this year.

This Policy Dialogue will consider the state of play on the EU’s sustainable finance agenda, progress so far, as well as the hopes and prospects for the way forward, including for the renewed sustainable finance strategy.



  • Mathilde Crêpy, Senior Programme Manager, Environmental Coalition of Standards
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament (EPP)
  • Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe
  • Peter Power, Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness

Moderator: Stefan Sipka, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

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