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Danny Busch, Seraina Grünewald and Guido Ferrarini publish book on Sustainable Finance in Europe

Date of news: 21 July 2021

On July 6, the book ‘Sustainable Finance in Europe’ was published, edited by Danny Busch, Seraina Grünewald and Guido Ferrarini. The book is released in the context of the ambitious climate-related and environmental goals set by the European Union (EU). In this respect, and according to the 2018 European Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, the financial sector should play a key role in this green transition by bringing together supply and demand for ‘green capital’, supporting thus sustainable finance.

The aim of this book on Sustainable Finance in Europe is to collect views of expert academics and practitioners on the latest regulatory developments in sustainable finance in the EU. The volume deliberately includes a wide range of cutting-edge aspects. Although it mainly focuses on the green transition and environmental sustainability, it also addresses social and governance issues, i.e. all so-called ESG issues. The individual contributions deploy different methods of analysis, including theoretical contributions on the status quo of macro-financial research, as well as law and economics approaches, encouraging thus interdisciplinary readership.

The book chapters are grouped in a thematic way, covering the following areas: (i) General Aspects, including the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the sustainability agenda (Part I); (ii) Sustainable Finance and Corporate Governance (Part II); (iii) Sustainable Finance and Systemic Risk (Part III); and (iv) Sustainable Finance and Financial Markets (Part IV).

The book is available on the websites of Palgrave and Springer (see can be obtained in hardcopy and as an e-book.