Can sustainable finance break the tragedy of horizons?

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The Observatoire de la Finance was a Partner of Building Bridges, wich took place in Geneva from November 29 to December 2 2021. For this occasion, we organized a Round Table on Can sustainable finance break the tragedy of horizons?.

The “Tragedy of Horizons” refers to a mismatch between the short-term horizon of investment reporting and commitments and the long-term horizon of climatic challenges. Unless overcome, this tragedy has the potential to block the virtuous dynamic of sustainable finance. This session explores how to tackle it by private and public means.


Moderation by Dr. Virgile Perret, Observatoire de la Finance

        • Stefano Battiston, Professor in Sustainable Finance and Networks, University of Zurich
        • Alina Mika, Associate Economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
        • Thierry Philipponnat, Head of Research and Advocacy at Finance Watch
        • Christophe Revelli, Professor of Sustainable Finance, Kedge Business School
        • Jean-Philippe Svoronos, Senior advisor, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Stefano Battiston is Associate Professor in Sustainable Finance and Networks at the University of Zurich. He is a leading scholar in the field of network models of systemic risk and sustainable finance.
Alina Mika‘s work is centred on maximising the impact of the EBRD’s sustainable finance initiatives. She has previously worked in central banking and economic consulting.
Thierry Philipponnat is a member of the Board of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and a member of the Sanctions Committee of the French Banks and Insurance Companies Supervisor (ACPR).  In October 2019, Finance Watch appointed Thierry Philipponnat as its Head of Research and Advocacy.
Christophe Revelli is professor of sustainable finance and impact finance at kedge Business School. He is the holder of the CANDRIAM/KEDGE BS « Finance Reconsidered: Addressing Sustainable Economic Development » research chair.
Jean-Philippe Svoronos joined the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the Bank for International Settlements on 1 March 2003 as Senior Financial Sector Specialist and member of the FSI Connect Team. He is in charge of developing tutorials on a wide range of banking supervisory issues.