Taxonomy and sustainable finance

The European Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance is a new classification of economic activities that contribute to the EU's environmental objectives, such as mitigating and adapting to climate change.

What will be discussed in this session?

The EU taxonomy is a classification system that establishes a list of environmentally sustainable economic activities, which can play an important role in helping the EU to increase sustainable investment and implement the European Green Deal.

The EU taxonomy can provide businesses, investors and policy makers with appropriate definitions for which economic activities can be considered environmentally sustainable. This will create certainty for investors, protect private investors, help businesses become more climate-friendly, mitigate market fragmentation and help move investment to where it is most needed.

Dialogue and close cooperation between a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders will be crucial to meet the objectives of the EU Taxonomy Regulation and ultimately the European Green Deal and the EU’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals.

The Platform on Sustainable Finance plays a key role in enabling such cooperation by bringing together the best sustainability expertise from the public and corporate sector, industry and academia, civil society and the financial industry.


Thursday 6 July 2023



European University of the Atlantic

C/ Isabel Torres, 21 - 39011
Santander (Spain)
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  • 08:00 - 09:00h Handing out of accreditations to participants
  • 09:00 - 10:00h Keynote address

    Ms. Gemma Sanchez-Danes, EFRAG Central PMO Lead. Presentation

  • 10:00 - 11:00h Expert round table

    - Mr. David Álvarez, Sustainability Manager of Acciona.
    - Ms. Carla Coloma, ESG Director of Fluidra, S.A.
    - Mr. Carlos Martínez, Director of Corporate Development and Sustainability of Ciments Molins, S. A.
    - Mr. Juan Carlos Orozco, Director of Strategy and Sustainability of the Celsa Group.

    Moderated by Núria del Pozo (FEC).

  • 11:00 - 11:30h Networking coffee