Sustainable Finance Literacy: The Next Challenge for Investor Education

Sponsor: EFAMA

Date: Tue, 08-Nov-2022 16:00 – 18:00 CET

Videorecording available on demand at:

The event is open to the public and the media.

View details (link to EFAMA’s section on the WIW website

As a proud supporter of IOSCO’s World Investor Week, EFAMA is organising an e-seminar to assess the state of sustainable finance literacy for investment and discuss various initiatives which could boost investor education in this regard.

ESG investing is a powerful growing trend and the proliferation of ESG financial products is testament to this. The new MiFID II rules oblige advisers to assess investors’ sustainability preferences before proposing investment products. In light of this, investors will have to strengthen their sustainable finance literacy in order to navigate this new landscape. This will no doubt present challenges as we move beyond the well-established set of recommendations (diversify, invest regularly etc.) to cover other concepts such as sustainability risks, principle adverse impact, environmentally sustainable investments etc. Therefore new initiatives are urgently needed to bridge the gap.

Updated: November 11, 2022