May 23, 2019 | 1:30 – 4:30pm
Warren Room | UC Berkeley School of Law

The global financial system faces structural risks from the worsening impacts of climate change and the various policy responses to it. As jurisdictions like the European Union (EU) and California seek to address these risks, they face significant questions about what actions will be necessary and how financial regulators and industry members across the globe will need to coordinate decision-making and resource-sharing.

To address these concerns, we hosted experts and leaders in sustainable finance from California and the EU in May 2019 for a conference to discuss climate-related financial risks and key regulatory developments in the US and Europe. These include the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan and Green Taxonomy efforts that seek to drive sustainable investment through innovative regulatory incentives and US industry partnership in implementing new disclosure and accounting standards.

Our conference brief highlights the key insights delivered at the conference.


This event was co-organized by the European Union, the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, the ClimateWorks Foundation, and UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and is supported by the European Union.

For more information about the EU’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, please visit their website here.

Keynote Speakers



1:15  Registration and Coffee
1:30  Welcome & Introductions
1:45 Keynote – EU Commission Director Mario Nava
2:15  Keynote – California Controller Betty Yee
2:45  Coffee & Networking Break
3:00  Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
4:30  Reception