The European Commission strategy for sustainable finance : to ensure long-term value creation
The Commission adopted its Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth on 8 March 2018. Elia Trippel recalls the core principles and objectives underlying this Plan and gives details on the main agreements already reached and those under construction.
The traditional purpose of investment is the generation of good financial returns and investment into sustainable projects and economics activities is no exception. However, sustainability has been often regarded as a “nice to have” variable when it comes to investment decision-making and in some cases one that may bring diminished returns, compared with more short-termistic investment decisions. The reasons for this assessment are numerous but there are two in particular that merit further discussion: on the one hand, risks related to climate change, environmental degradation and social ...Lire la suite >>