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This article explains the European Investment Bank Group’s role in creating a better environment for financing business, innovation and green growth and provides examples of ways that the financing of innovation can be improved against the backdrop of a flexible, business-oriented EU framework.<
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This article discusses selected issues regarding the impact of protracted periods of low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies.
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This article explores the resiliency and development of the asset management industry, why it has recovered well from the crisis, how it fosters economic growth and the vehicles for long-term retail investment that need to be developed.
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This article discusses the demand for long-term investment in mature and emerging countries for financing infrastructure, innovation, education, growth and environmental programmes.
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Active long-term investors are essential for economic growth and well-functioning financial markets. Innovative financial instruments and fiscal incentives will be necessary and develop a new “investment culture”.
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This article discusses the new “investment culture” and the benefits of long-term investing for growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and regulatory and other barriers that impede such investment.
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One of the lessons learned from the last financial crisis is the underpricing of risk and lack of transparency drove the dynamics of the financial crisis. Challenging tasks ahead include improving governance and reducing excessive risk-taking and transparent remuneration plans.
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This report summarises discussions on financial reform to foster stability and long-term growth, the contribution of institutional investors to long-term growth, and creating a better environment for the financing of business innovation and green growth.
Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.