Euronext: mobilising sustainable finance
The CEO of Euronext, Isabel Ucha, believes that one of the greatest challenges for investment is to help in the successful transition to a more just, green and sustainable economy.
In an interview with Jornal de Negócios, Ucha said that that sector has “the ability to mobilise the huge amounts of financing that are necessary to complete the transition to a more sustainable world, namely through sustainable financing instruments such as green bonds and social bonds”.
“This sector can mobilise these huge sums of financing which are necessary, namely through green and social bonds as we focus on energy transformation and climate change, but also with the aim of creating a fairer economy.
“One of the core pillars of Euronext, and which is at the centre of our strategy, is to support the mobilisation of sustainable financing which means products and instruments that will enable investors to channel the savings of European citizens precisely towards helping to finance these types of sustainable projects, sustainable funds and to company segments that are making a greater contribution towards the challenges that we are facing,” she said.
Isabel Ucha was among a group of 40 Portuguese CEO’s who had signed a Manifesto for Sustainability ‘Innovation and Sustainable Economic Development for Portugal’.
The first meeting of the members of the Strategic Council for the National Sustainability Award organised by the newspaper took place at the end of October in Lisbon.
All of the signatories have signed up to a commitment to work towards goals for sustainable development by 2030 laid down by the UN, the Paris Agreement and the European Ecological Pact.