155th mBank-CASE Seminar: Financing sustainable growth in Europe: a discussion in light of the recommendations of the European Commission’s expert group
mBank and CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research
cordially invite you to
the 155th mBank – CASE Seminar
Financing sustainable growth in Europe: a discussion in light of the recommendations of the European Commission's expert group
- Why is “sustainable growth” more than just a passing fad, and what are the consequences for the financial sector?
Maciej Bukowski, Ph.D., president of WiseEuropa – the Warsaw Institute of Economics and European Studies
- The main recommendations of the report on financing sustainable growth
Mieczysław Groszek, Ph.D., president of the Cashless Poland Foundation
- The financial sector and environmental policy: neutrality doesn’t mean indifference
Dariusz Winek, member of the EC Expert Group on Support to Circular Economy Financing
The seminar will take place on March 15th, 2018 (Thursday) from 3 to 5 p.m.
at mBank S.A. head office, Senatorska 18, room 5.3, 5th floor, Warsaw.
About the seminar:
Financing sustainable growth is becoming one of the main long-term priorities of the European Union. This step follows the broader formulation of the growth challenges that will appear over the next few decades (as described in the Energy and Climate Framework 2030). The search for new sources of financing, and the reorientation of existing sources, is a manifestation of the transition from the “ideological” or visionary stage to the practical instruments for implementing it. This also describes the document prepared by the Expert Group appointed by the European Commission at the end of 2016. The recommendations published in January this year, in the report titled Financing a Sustainable European Economy*) show the complicated, comprehensive but also achievable nature of the transformation of the economic growth model toward what is described as long-term sustainable development.
The seminar will feature presentations of selected recommendations from the Report by a member of the EC’s Expert Group, Mieczysław Groszek, and a discussion of them by the remaining two panelists. Maciej Bukowski will explain why the need for sustainable growth in Europe is irrefutable and will explain what the consequences of this will be for the financial sector. Dariusz Winek will address the question of integrating the financial sector into pro-environmental campaigns. He will also refer to the concept of the circular economy and how it is financed (the European agenda).
Language of the seminar: Polish
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