Financing Sustainable Growth and Building the Capital Markets Union in the European Union

Małgorzata Janicka

Abstract


The European Union is trying to make environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) central to its financial system. Investments, which flow through the capital market, should favour sustainable development. The closing of the investment gap in sustainable investment is one of the priorities on the way to the sustainable growth of the EU economy. Very unfortunately, sustainable finance has been made part of the plan to build the capital markets union. In my opinion, including sustainable finance in this process is a misguided solution. The aim of this article is to analyse the conditions of including sustainable finance in the process of building the capital markets union. Since the subject discussed in the article is completely new, the author did not consult any academic studies that could have acted as a point of reference in the conducted analyses. The article can be seen as a pioneering study intended to contribute to fill the gap in this area.

Keywords


sustainable finances, sustainable investments, sustainable development, capital markets union, European Union

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15678/AOC.2019.2104