The financial sector is supported by academic knowledge in tackling sustainability challenges
The first Central European Scientific Conference on Green Finance took place at Corvinus, October 13, 2020, under the title “Central European Scientific Conference on Green Science and Sustainable Development”. The conference attracted significant attention from the banking sector and the international research community, with over 120 registered participants and 2 presentations from all over the world.
The conference, organized in cooperation by the Central Bank of Hungary and Corvinus University of Budapest, provided a forum for researchers, policy makers and practical experts to discuss the financial aspects of transitioning to a sustainable and low-carbon economy, with special regards to the role of central banks. Prof. László Csicsmann, Vice-Rector of the Corvinus University of Budapest, welcomed the conference community. Keynote speeches were delivered by Prof. Nick Robins of the Grantham Institute, London and Dr. Ulrich Volz, SOAS, University of London. Presentations were held in six thematic sessions. At the closing plenary session, the session chairs emphasized the versatility and high quality of the presentations, which also demonstrated the complex and multidisciplinary nature of research perspectives. One of the crucial conclusions of the conference is that efficient green financing can be supported by creating academic knowledge in the field.
The event was organized fully online, supported by the Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development, as well as the MNB Department of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The papers of the conference will be published on the website of the conference.
Department of Geography, Geoeconomy and Sustainable Development