Preparation starts for advisory report on sustainability transitions and the financial sector

The financial sector plays an important role in the sustainability transitions that are taking place in the physical environment. Banks, pension funds, insurers, and asset managers can finance projects and companies that contribute, for example, to making mobility, agriculture, industry, and the built environment more sustainable. At the same time, these financial institutions face financial risks if they themselves fail to become sustainable. The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) has started preparing an advisory report on this topic.

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The key question in the report is: What options does the government have for influencing the financial sector in such a way that non-sustainable investment is limited and investment in sustainability is encouraged? To what extent is that necessary, desirable, and urgent? The Council expects to publish its report by the end of 2022.

More about the advisory report on “Sustainability Transitions and the Financial Sector”

For more information about the advisory report, please contact the project leader, Joris Stok: or +31 (0)6 1324 6502.