The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic induced a serious collapse in national GDP growth rates. Governments face unprecedentedly high levels of debt, thus putting a strain on their capacity to introduce public stimulus measures to revitalise the economy. This situation, combined with the persistent challenge of climate change, calls for innovative financing tools from capital markets to green the recovery.
Labels for socially responsible investments (SRI), sustainability indexes (such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index) … What are the most efficient tools of the finance sector to stimulate post-Covid green growth? How can the private sector embrace these new growth opportunities and implement decarbonisation measures that trigger additional investments? This session will touch upon the available financial mechanisms to promote greener investment strategies that pave the way from policy targets to private measures.