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The Cambridge Handbook of Sustainable Finance: Regulation, Supervision and Governance


21 May 2024

09:30 - 12:30 CET


Hannah Arendt Room

Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo

Sustainable Finance in the EU – taking stock and the challenges ahead

Private investments are becoming a fundamental driver for the transition towards a sustainable economy. The European Union has adopted a broad array of regulatory strategies to leverage on the financial sector to protect the environment, deliver a fairer society, and improve governance. Consequently, sustainability and its regulation increasingly affect company, banking, and capital markets law. 

The event will present the 'Cambridge Handbook of EU Sustainable Finance' edited by Kern Alexander, Matteo Gargantini and Michele Siri, a forthcoming collection of essays that address the most salient developments in financial law within the European Union and beyond.

This event is held in the framework of the EUI Climate Week, and it's co-organised with Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Finance and Law (EUSFiL) at the University of Genoa and the University of Zurich.



09:30 - 09:35 Welcome by Thorsten Beck (remote)

09:35 - 09:50 Presentation of the book by the editors

09:50 - 10:35 Session 1 – ESG Information Intermediaries

Moderated by Pierre Schlosser

Speakers: Matteo Gargantini and Michele Siri - Information intermediaries and sustainability: the case of ESG ratings and benchmarks

Discussant: Valerio Novembre

10:35 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:30 Session 2 – ESG and Banking Regulation 

Moderated by Michele Siri

Speaker: David Ramos Munoz - Integrating Climate Risk in Banking Regulation (remote)

Discussant: Agnieszka Smolenska (remote)

11:30 - 11:40 Break

11:40 - 12:25 Session 3 – ESG Disclosure Regulation

Moderated by Matteo Gargantini

Speaker: Aline Darbellay - Disclosure Regulation and Sustainability (remote)

Discussant: Federica Agostini

12:25 - 12:30 Closing Remarks 



Scientific Organiser

Florence School of Banking and Finance

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