Financing & Investing

The transformation to a more sustainable economy requires enormous investments. The financial sector, as an intersection for capital allocation, is to play a major role in promoting sustainability and sustainable management. A growing number investors today are incorporating environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) standards into their capital allocation and stewardship criteria. This shift toward sustainable finance—which has evolved beyond socially responsible investing to include asset management and ownership—has profound implications for investors and companies alike. At the same time, the management of ecological and social risk factors becomes increasingly a prerequisite for a resilient company and, therefore, a factor of utmost importance for the financial system as a whole. However, traditional investment criteria may not adequately cover these risks because of the long-term character of the environment, resources or climate change impacts.

EFIB provides a platform to shed light on the role of bio-based innovation within the sustainable finance debate and to showcase funds and investors engaged in the field.

Insights. Discussions. Perspectives.​

GISD Alliance report: how to scale up sustainable investments

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance has released the first-ever report on measures that will coordinate global standards to scale up sustainable investments.

GISD Alliance report: how to scale up sustainable investments

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EU Commission pushes forward sustainable financing

The EU Commission and its working groups have provided guidelines for funds and banks to set up sustainable financing in praxis. A EU Action on sustainable finance was published.

EU Commission pushes forward sustainable financing

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Funds are starting circular economy investments

Fund management firms have only started implementing circular economy it in a fund format. Blackrock, for instance, has teamed up with Ellen McArthur Foundation.

Funds are starting circular economy investments

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Highlights from previous EFIB editions

Interview with:
Felipe Ortega, European Investment Bank

Interview with:
Jean Tirole, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Economics