11:30-14:30 CET (Brussels time zone)

Sustainable Finance & Responsible Investments

By Dr. George Skiadopoulos (Professor of Finance, Banking & Financial Management Dpt., University Of Piraeus & School Of Economics And Finance, Queen Mary University Of London)

Location: Online

  • Dr. George Skiadopoulos

    Dr. George Skiadopoulos

    Professor of Finance, Banking and Financial Management Dpt., University of Piraeus & School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London


To present empirical facts, challenges and open questions in the field of sustainable finance and responsible investments from the perspective of policy makers, investors and corporates

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Understand whether institutional investors consider ESG as a factor in their decisions
  • Demonstrate how we can measure climate change risks
  • Present evidence on whether sustainable investments outperform
  • Discuss challenges and open questions


  • Which risks do investors take into account?
  • The shortcomings of ESG ratings
  • Real time measurement of climate change risks- which are the ones that investors care about?
  • Do sustainable investments pay off?
  • Does divestment pay off?
  • The issue of materiality
  • Challenges for policy makers

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