This online public event, organised by the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College and The Radboud Business Law Institute at Radboud University, Nijmegen, will launch the recently published book ‘Sustainable Finance in Europe – Corporate Governance, Financial Stability and Financial Markets’.

The book brings together the views of expert academics and practitioners on the latest regulatory developments in sustainable finance in Europe. It covers a wide range of cutting-edge issues, which relate to three main themes around which the volume is structured: (1) corporate governance; (2) financial stability; and (3) financial markets. With individual contributions deploying different methods of analysis, including theoretical contributions on the status quo of macro-financial research as well as law and economics approaches, the collection encourages interdisciplinary readership and will appeal to those researching capital markets law, European financial law, and sustainable finance, as well as practitioners within the finance industry.

Program for the event:

12:30 Welcome and introduction

Professor Kristin van Zwieten (Chair of Sessions): Clifford Chance Associate Professor of Law and Finance, University of Oxford; Gullifer Fellow in Law, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

12:40  Redefining Corporate Purpose: Sustainability as a Game Changer
Professor Guido Ferrarini: Professor of Business Law Emeritus, University of Genoa

12:55 Is Sustainable Corporate Governance Sustainable?

Professor Paul Davies: Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law Emeritus, Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, and a Fellow of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND SYSTEMIC RISK

13.10 Climate Change as a Systemic Risk in Finance

Professor Seraina Grünewald: Chair for European and Comparative Financial Law, Financial Law Centre, Radboud University Nijmegen

13.25 Systemic Risk & Sustainable Finance

Professor Thom Wetzer: Associate Professor of Law and Finance, and Founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, University of Oxford

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

13.40 Sustainability Disclosure in the EU Financial Sector

Professor Danny Busch: Chair for Financial Law, Founding Director of the Financial Law Centre, Radboud University Nijmegen; Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, and a Fellow of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

13.55 Climate Change Disclosures

Professor Luca Enriques: Professor of Corporate Law and Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford

14.10  Discussion

14:30 Closing remarks by Professor Kristin van Zwieten

You must register to attend this event. Proceedings will be recorded and a recording will be made publicly available after the event. Register to attend here.