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.


Presentation of the CEPS-ECMI study on “Derivatives in Sustainable Finance”

  • Apostolos Thomadakis, Researcher, CEPS-ECMI


  • Hannes Huhtaniemi, Policy Officer, DG FISMA, European Commission (EC)
  • Scott O'Malia, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
  • Bernard Coopman, Global Head Client Solutions Group, ING Wholesale Banking/Financial Markets
  • Clive Emery, Multi Asset Portfolio Strategist, Invesco

Moderator:  Karel Lannoo, CEO, CEPS and General Manager, ECMI