In this workshop, invited guests will discuss priorities and proposals for the Italian G20 Presidency for a green local infrastructure agenda.
“We are not going to lead our society to a low-carbon economy by continuing to finance the status quo. “
The European Central Bank portfolio is skewed towards the brown economy, reflecting a bias in the market. Can and should the bank deviate from the market allocation?
Different EU and US supervisory approaches to climate risk may hamper efforts to work together and risk fragmenting global markets.
How could additional regulation incentivise investment while upholding the integrity of sustainable finance?
Invitation-only event to discuss innovations in green finance and sovereign and EU issuance of green bonds
"The current design of green bonds means they aren't fulfilling their potential. We propose an alternative: issuance of regular bonds with attached green certificates that ensure earmarking for green purposes. The new design would reduce financing costs and in turn would provide incentives to start a greater number of environmentally-friendly projects."
A look into the intermediary role of Hong Kong in financing cross-border Belt and Road Initiative projects and compare it with Singapore, a similar offshore financial center and competitor.
The plan to fund the European Union’s recovery programme via debt issuance has raised hopes that a new type of euro-denominated safe asset could emerge. As a priority, the European Commission needs a strategy to create a liquid and transparent market in EU bonds. For now, funding through EU green bonds would complicate that effort.
European Union green bonds, as promised by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, might be better linked to the bloc's achievement of its climate goals, rather than project-by-project green criteria.
Evaluation of the global reforms implemented to deal with "too-big-to-fail banks".
China is opening up its financial sector? What does that mean for China and the world?