Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

SOLD OUT – Thematic Event: EU Taxonomy & Greenwashing

3rd March 2022, 18:00 - 21:30

Pictures   Presentation

Thank you for joining us on March 3rd at responsAbility Investments AG to learn more about the EU taxonomy, discuss the progress that has been made and debate the questions that remain unanswered.

“Green” investment products are on the surge, and the trend is growing. As sustainable investing moves to the new normal, we discussed how the EU taxonomy has provided the necessary framework to help investors evaluate the environmental impact of their investments.

The EU taxonomy is part of the EU Action Plan that includes a number of new sustainable finance regulations and seeks to flow capital to more sustainable businesses. It was introduced in June 2020 to drive ESG criteria into investment decisions.

“If it works properly, the EU taxonomy will help determine the sustainability of all activities and stop financial players falsely labeling unsustainable investments as climate-friendly. […] The taxonomy’s classification should inform public and private investment decisions, and it is a new powerful tool to make the EU economy environmentally and socially sustainable.” – writes Sébastien Godinot, Economist at the WWF European Policy Office, in this article in March 2020.

Therefore, the desired effect is to protect both investors and companies against accusations of greenwashing and to provide a cohesive framework to assess investments and loans. So, more than a year after the EU taxonomy has come to effect, we asked:

  • Has the EU taxonomy really helped tackle greenwashing in finance?
  • What are the plans to fully incorporate all ESG measures?
  • What has been the impact on reporting systems, due diligence processes and investment strategies?
  • How has the Swiss financial system responded?
  • Have we moved from good disclosure to channeling funds to more sustainable businesses?
  • Have consumers benefited from the clarity?

We had speakers working with the new regulations, academics who have assessed the impact and an audience who was engaged in ensuring the adoption is a success for the planet and people.


18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 18:40 Welcome by GreenBuzz and our Moderator Simon Sudbury
18:40 – 18:50 Speaker Input by Stephan Kellenberger, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance at WWF Switzerland
18:50 – 19:00 Speaker Input by Rebecca Berlinger, Sustainability Consultant at BELIEVE
19:00 – 19:10 Speaker Input by Mette Emsholm, ESG Analyst at responsAbility
19:10 -19:20  Speaker Input by Marina Preyssat, ESG Specialist at Vontobel Asset Management
19:25 – 19.35  Break
19:35 – 20:00 Discussion based on Audience Questions
20:00 – 21:30 Apero / Buzzing

Covid-19 Schutzkonzept:

All GreenBuzz events will continue to comply with the current government guidelines on public events. Whilst there are no restrictions that apply to this event, we would like to ensure all our guests feel comfortable to attend.  We therefore encourage regular hand washing and disinfection and discourage hand shaking or any physical contact. We are very happy for people to wear masks if they feel comfortable in doing so. In addition, guests who are showing any symptoms related to a possible Covid-19 infection we ask not to attend the event.



Zollstrasse 17
Zürich, 8005 Switzerland
+ Google Map