The EU is leading the world with regulation mandating sustainable finance disclosure by financial market participants and a sustainable investment taxonomy at European level. Both aim to increase sustainable investments and to prevent greenwashing. While the regulatory framework is being implemented, the question is what impact will it really have on the flow of sustainable investments?
The EIB has already promised to align with the taxonomy and bring its reporting in line with the sustainable finance disclosure in its Climate Bank Roadmap. But it recognises that the generation of data is an area of development.
How will the urgent need for a broad set of accessible, meaningful non-financial data (environmental, technological, social etc.) be met? What is the power of digitalisation to generate massive data lakes on emissions and other environmental variables, on performance of decentralised power sources and energy and land usage? This HLPD will discuss impact and data needs with a select high-level group of policy makers, investors and developers.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only and all deliberations will take place under the Chatham House rule (no views or positions may be attributed publicly to any participant). Following the recommendations that come out of the discussion, the organisers will publish a policy brief as part of their public mission.