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

12.00 Lunch

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. 

Published Dec. 11, 2019 10:04 AM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2020 3:30 PM