Press Release - Sustainable finance: Different financing needed for different time horizons

22.09.2017

Brussels, 22 September, 2017 – The EU should acknowledge that stock exchanges and their short-term oriented business models are at the heart of the time horizon challenge. While companies in the pharmaceutical, health, energy and infrastructure industries need long-term financing, the stock exchanges rely on high speed trading income that leaves no time to ponder how decisions affect sustainability.