Reorienting capital flows to low-carbon and sustainable activities

Hosted by Anne Sander MEP and Lieve Wierinck MEP
Tuesday 16 October | 12:00 to 14:00 | European Parliament Members' Salon n°5


EDF and the Parliament Magazine will be holding a parliamentary lunch discussion, focused on sustainable finance as a support to EU actions for climate and sustainable development.

This exchange will focus on the crucial need of an EU framework to reorient capital flows towards a more sustainable economy and to take appropriate measures to tackle climate risk.

According to a recent study from the EIB, Europe must close a yearly overall investment gap of EUR 270 billion. Those investments are urgently needed to deliver on climate, environmental and social sustainability goals and notably the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Finance should work as a catalyst for long-term innovation and enable for immediate deployment of the best available solutions for decarbonising the economy.                                                                                                             

The objective is to explore the best ways for Europe to improve the contribution of finance to sustainable and long-term growth and to strengthen financial stability by incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision. Urgent action is needed to adapt the European framework to tackle sustainability and the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Our speakers include: 

  • Anne Sander MEP (EPP, France)
  • Lieve Wierinck MEP (ALDE, Belgium)
  • Sven Fentner, Head of Asset Management Unit in DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Claude Nahon, Senior Vice-President for Sustainable Development, EDF Group
  • Sylvain Vaston, Group Sustainability Officer, AXA Group

The debate will be moderated by Veronika Milewski, Senior Advisor at EDF European Affairs.

To register your interest, please contact: EUevents@dodsgroup.com | 0044 207 593 5560 | 0044 207 593 5672


This event is supported by EDF

A key player in energy transition,and global leader in low-carbon energy - 1st producer of renewable electricity in Europe - EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. A global leader in low-carbon energies, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy.

EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.

The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 35.1 million customers, of which 26.5 million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €70 billion in 2017. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

For further information, please visit: https://www.edf.fr/
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Dates
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location
European Parliament Members' Salon n°5 Brussels
Belgium

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