The European Commission will host a Public Hearing on Sustainable Finance on 18 July 2017.
Mobilising finance for more sustainable investments is essential to translate the European Union's climate change, environmental and sustainable policy goals into tangible results. The current financial framework needs to be reformed to better align capital flows with a pathway to sustainable development and growth.
Interim Report of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
At the end of 2016, the European Commission established a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance to help develop a comprehensive, overarching EU strategy on sustainable finance. After six months of intensive work, the Expert Group has summarized first results and policy options in its Interim Report which will be published in mid-July 2017.
The Public Hearing will allow stakeholders to provide feedback to the European Commission and the High-Level Expert Group on barriers to and possible solutions for increasing sustainable finance, and ways to establish a more sustainable financial system.
The event will kick off with a welcome from Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and Bianca Jagger, Founder of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation. E3G's Ingrid Holmes will also be presenting the interim report.