- First academic conference on EIB
The first ever academic conference on the European Investment Bank was organised on 10 and 11 July 2019 in Luxembourg by the University of Luxembourg and the Universita degli studi di Padova.
- The new plastics economy
“The question is not whether a world without plastic pollution is possible but what we will do together to make it happen,” said Sander Defruyt from the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation at a seminar on “Rethinking the future of plastics” organised by the EIB Institute and the EIB Corporate Responsibility Department.
- Of Brexit and financial centres
Leading financial centres have not been impacted by the global financial crisis and few changes are likely in the medium-term with New York, London and Tokyo remaining in the lead, said Professor Youssef Cassis, European University Institute, at an EIB Institute seminar.
- The EIB and the “Mezzogiorno” (1958-1973)
“Since its creation in 1958, the EIB has had a genetic relationship with Italy’s “Mezzogiorno””, said Antonio Bonatesta, European University Institute (EUI-Florence) who presented the results of a STAREBEI research on “The EIB and the “Mezzogiorno” in the context of regional development (1958-1973)”.
- Demographic change in the EU
Europe is ageing fast. What does it mean for “the oldest-old”, notably in terms of more efficient elderly care ? On 6 December 2018 at an EIB Institute seminar, Professors Martin Karlsson and Norman Bannenberg, from the University of Duisburg-Essen, presented the results of an EIBURS research during which they investigated various dimensions of long-term care (LTC) in Europe.
- Is the world running out of water? Seminar with WWF
Fresh water is a rare and threatened resource but ideas exist to open the investment tap to finance sustainable water projects said experts of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organisation at an EIB Institute seminar.
- Empower the consumer!
How can consumers be helped to take energy related investment decisions that are rational for themselves and for the environment? Professor Massimo Filippini, ETH Zurich, provided some answers at an EIB Institute seminar.
- What do we really know about the energy efficiency of buildings?
Households are the second most energy consuming sector in the EU (26% of total consumption after the transport sector (33%). It is therefore important to build energy efficient buildings if the EU wants to reduce its energy bill said Professor Stefan Maas, from the University of Luxembourg at an EIB Institute seminar.
- Impact investing for PPPs
Impact investing aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making. But how, especially in Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs)?
The project for the new hospital of Treviso (Northern Italy) offers an interesting case-study of alignment of public and private interests for greater value creation, said Filippo Addarii (PlusValue) and Francesca Medda (UCL) at an EIB Institute seminar.
- Doing the right project
The right project should answer “strategic fit and business needs, provide value for money, be commercially viable as well as affordable, fundable and achievable”, said Joe Flanagan, adviser to the Welsh Government and State of Guernsey on Better Business Cases, and Andrew Carty, Member of Senior Management Team, UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority, at an EIB Institute seminar.