Sustainable finance refers to the process that takes in due account environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making investment decisions in the financial sector, leading to increased longer-term investments into sustainable economic activities and projects.
The governance of public and private institutions, including management structures, employee relations and executive remuneration, plays a fundamental role in ensuring the inclusion of social and environmental considerations in the decision-making process.
In the EU's policy context, sustainable finance is understood as finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance aspects.
Sustainable finance also encompasses transparency on risks related to ESG factors that may impact the financial system, and the mitigation of such risks through the appropriate governance of financial and corporate actors.
Sustainable finance at EU level aims at supporting the delivery on the objectives of the European Green Deal by channeling private investment into the transition to a climate-neutral, climate-resilient, resource-efficient and just economy, as a complement to public money.
In the framework of the European Green Deal, the EC announced a renewed sustainable finance strategy, which aims to provide the policy tools to ensure that financial system genuinely supports the transition of businesses towards sustainability in a context of recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The renewed strategy will contribute to the objectives of the European green deal investment plan, to creating an enabling framework for private investors and the public sector to facilitate sustainable investments.
We provide complete support in the preparation and submission of the applications for the main EU R&D&I programmes, covering both technical and economic-financial aspects.
The EU Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes aiming at:
The programme focuses on the following sectors:
IPCEIs may represent a very important contribution to economic growth, jobs and competitiveness for the Union industry and economy in view of their positive spillover effects on the internal market and the Union society.
IPCEIs make it possible to bring together knowledge, expertise, financial resources and economic actors throughout the Union, so as to overcome important market or systemic failures and societal challenges which could not otherwise be addressed.
They are designed to bring together public and private sectors to undertake large-scale projects that provide significant benefits to the Union and its citizens.
IPCEIs can underpin all policies and actions that achieve common European objectives, in particular the European Green Deal, the Digital Strategy, the New Industrial Strategy for Europe and Next Generation EU. IPCEIs can also contribute to a sustainable recovery following serious economic disturbances such as those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and support efforts to strengthen the EU social and economic resilience.
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Strategy Innovation & Sustainability Team