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The path ahead for corporate disclosure and green finance in the EU

29 Jan 2020
All Committees
Sustainable Finance Task Force

On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, AmCham EU hosted a plenary meeting organised by the Sustainable Finance Task Force. The debate took stock of the main developments in sustainable finance policy, most importantly the negotiations on the taxonomy file. The panel discussed, among others, issues related to just transition, the Green Deal as well as climate diplomacy. 

In his keynote address, Martin Spolc, Head of Unit for sustainable finance, DG FISMA, European Commission, emphasised the role of consultations with all sectors of the industry going forward and agreed that AmCham EU's three key principles (1) regulatory certainty and economic stability, (2) evidence-based policy, (3) international openness, should remain at the core of policy-makers' thinking. 

The meeting also included a panel discussion featuring: 

Saïd El Khadraoui, Adviser, I.D.E.A. Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action (former EPSC)
Anne Hansen, Head of EU Economic and Legal Policy, Daimler AG
Paul O'Connor, Executive Director for Green Bonds, J.P. Morgan
Paul Tang, MEP (S&D, NL), shadow rapporteur on Taxonomy in ECON 

The event was moderated by David Henry Doyle, Chair, AmCham EU Sustainable Task Force and Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, S&P Global. 

For more information, please contact Francesca Risso (

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