Conference on Financial Networks and Sustainability



How to narrow the gap between finance and sustainability? Club of Rome General Secretary Graeme Maxton participated in a panel discussion with Joseph Stiglitz (Professor at Columbia University), Mafalda Duarte (Head of Climate Investment Funds), Christopher Steane (Global Head of Lending Services at ING), Urban Angehrn (Zurich Insurance Group) at the University of Zurich.

The topic was discussed by five world-renowned experts, representing a balance of perspectives from academia and think tanks, as well as from public and private financial institutions. Questions examined included: Can we reconcile economic growth with sustainability and what kind of financial instruments and institutions do we need? Where does public and private finance stand in measuring their progress towards sustainability? What are the main obstacles they face in order to go further?

The conference was organized by the Simpol Project. You can find more information here.