6-08 | 3rd Summer School on Sustainable Finance

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What is the role of #finance in fighting Climate Change & environmental degradation? Join the 3rd Summer School on SustainableFinanceEU to find out!

The EU_ScienceHub summer school 3rd edition kicked off with 3 days presentations and panels on sustainable finance, greenwashing, climate scenarios for financial risk assessment. Irene Monasterolo is glad to contribute again!


Programme and speakers

06 July

14:00 – 14:15  Welcome: Mikel Landabaso Alvarez (Director, Unit B – Growth and Innovation, European Commission – Joint Research Centre)

14:15 – 15:30  Panel: Sustainable finance: disclosures, data and usability challenges

Moderator: Steven Keuning (former European Central Bank)


Danny Delcambre (former Eurostat)

Frank Schiemann (University of Hamburg)

Helena Viñes Fiestas (Spanish Financial Markets Authority)

Caroline Willeke (European Central Bank)

15:30 – 17:30  Academic Session: Climate-related disclosures and risk pricing

17:30 – 18:15  Keynote Speech: Laura Starks (Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Regents Chair in Finance and co-Executive Director of Social Innovation Initiative at McCombs, University of Texas)

07 July

14:00 – 15:40  Academic Session: Climate transition and physical risk

16:00 – 17:15  Panel: The green Taxonomy debate: state of the art

Moderator: Andreas Hoepner (University College Dublin)


Kate Abnett (Reuters)

Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

Nicolas Pickard Garcia (European Commission – Joint Research Centre)

Clara Solzbacher (European Commission – FISMA)

17:15 – 18:00  Keynote Speech: Adair Morse (U.S. Treasury Department, on leave from University of California, Berkeley)

08 July

14:00 – 15:15  Panel: Climate risk scenarios for economic and financial stability analysis

Moderator: Maria Nieto (Banco de España)


Thomas Allen (Banque de France)

Katarzyna Budnik (European Central Bank)

Irene Monasterolo (Vienna University of Economics and Business and Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy)

Edo Schets (Bank of England)

15:15 – 17:15  Academic Session 3: Sustainable Investing

17:15 – 18:00  Keynote Speech: Markus Leippold (Professor of Financial Engineering, University of Zurich)

18:00 – 18:15  Closing remarks: Lucia Alessi (Team Leader, Sustainable Finance, European Commission – Joint Research Centre) and Andreas Hoepner (Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance, University College Dublin)

Detailed programme


Prof. Andreas G. F. Hoepner

For the European Commission – Joint Research Centre: Lucia Alessi, Roberto Panzica, Georgios Papadopoulos