SMART Investor Forum
SMART reform proposals related to Finance
With an emerging recognition of the serious risks of continuing with unsustainability, there is currently unprecedented support for change. Finance must be redirected to achieving sustainability and away from unsustainable investments. We propose changes to broaden and strengthen the EU’s Sustainable Finance Initiative and we propose changes also to the banking system – vital for the financing of European business.
At this SMART Investor Forum, we will present for discussion the SMART reform proposals related to Finance. The event will be concluded with a light lunch.
08.45 Registration with coffee and tea
09.00 Welcome, Professor Beate Sjåfjell
09.15 Financing sustainability:
- Reform proposals for monetary policy and banking
- Strengthening the EU’s Sustainable Finance Initiative
- Foreign direct investments for sustainable development
SMART scholars presenting: Professor Jay Cullen, Dr Heidi Rapp Nilsen, Professor Jukka Mähönen
10.15 Short break
10.30 Prepared comments and discussion
Commentators: Heidi Finskås, KLP and Gustavo Parra de Andrade, Future in our hands
The main elements of our reform proposals are outlined in our introductory report. Detailed drafts for discussion are made available to the participants. We welcome your input to our draft proposals, in the discussion at the event and afterwards.