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Reflecting on the EU legislative changes in sustainable finance

Reflecting on the EU legislative changes in sustainable finance: How organisations and individuals can master the educational challenge?


- While the EU's Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth and it's Technical Expert Group have made exceptional progress towards creating a financial market infrastructure that is conducive to a truly sustainable financial market, the exceptional amount, ambition and execution of the work have also led to an unprecedented educational challenge in the sustainable finance space


- Prof. Hoepner, one of only two TEG members appointed in personal capacity, will share his reflections on the significant progress to date as well as the long term ambitions for taxonomy, trajectory & co. and explain how these can contribute to a conflict-free Capitalism


- He will furthermore contrast Friedman's intransparent definition of risk with Markowitz' transparent one and explain why full risk transparency is crucial to measure and understand the merits of sustainable investing. Prof Hoepner is convinced that any investor practicing full risk transparency and accurate return per unit of risk measurement will deliver superior performance for clients and fully understand Fuerer's credo that "unsustainable investing is non-economic".


- Finally, Andreas will give some very practical tips how organisations and individuals can master this significant educational challenges, both the challenge resulting from the exceptional recent progress on the area of green finance as well as the challenge originating from decades of intransparent risk definitions and other misunderstandings of standard finance.
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    Reflecting on the EU legislative changes in sustainable finance: How organisations and individuals can master the educational challenge?


    - While the EU's Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth and it's Technical Expert Group have made exceptional progress towards creating a financial market infrastructure that is conducive to a truly sustainable financial market, the exceptional amount, ambition and execution of the work have also led to an unprecedented educational challenge in the sustainable finance space


    - Prof. Hoepner, one of only two TEG members appointed in personal capacity, will share his reflections on the significant progress to date as well as the long term ambitions for taxonomy, trajectory & co. and explain how these can contribute to a conflict-free Capitalism


    - He will furthermore contrast Friedman's intransparent definition of risk with Markowitz' transparent one and explain why full risk transparency is crucial to measure and understand the merits of sustainable investing. Prof Hoepner is convinced that any investor practicing full risk transparency and accurate return per unit of risk measurement will deliver superior performance for clients and fully understand Fuerer's credo that "unsustainable investing is non-economic".


    - Finally, Andreas will give some very practical tips how organisations and individuals can master this significant educational challenges, both the challenge resulting from the exceptional recent progress on the area of green finance as well as the challenge originating from decades of intransparent risk definitions and other misunderstandings of standard finance.
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