The Rise of Green Finance in Europe

Opportunities and Challenges for Issuers, Investors and Marketplaces

  • Marco Migliorelli
  • Philippe Dessertine

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance book series (SIF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. State of the Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Romain Berrou, Philippe Dessertine, Marco Migliorelli
      Pages 3-29
    3. Romain Berrou, Nicola Ciampoli, Vladimiro Marini
      Pages 31-51
    4. Olaf Weber, Amr ElAlfy
      Pages 53-78
    5. Giovanni Ferri, Francesca Lipari
      Pages 79-93
    6. Dirk Schiereck, Gunnar Friede, Alexander Bassen
      Pages 95-117
  3. The (Long) Way Forward and New Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Marco Migliorelli, Philippe Dessertine
      Pages 153-174
    3. Silvio Goglio, Ivana Catturani
      Pages 239-261
    4. Marco Migliorelli, Philippe Dessertine
      Pages 263-271
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 273-275

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive discussion of how green finance has been growing thus far and explores the opportunities and key developments ahead, with particular emphasis on Europe. The main features of the market, the key products, the issue of correctly defining green finance, the main policy actions undertaken, the risk of green washing and the necessary steps to mainstream green finance are discussed in depth. In addition, the book analyses some highly relevant aspects of the market that so far have not been sufficiently explored in the policy, industry and academic debate. This includes the potential role of digitalisation and blockchain in fostering green finance, the crucial role of the effective financing of the agriculture to reach climate and environmental targets and the possible relationship between sustainable finance and other forms of "alternative" finance. This book will be of interest to academics, practitioners, financial institutions and policy makers involved in green finance and to the finance industry in general.


Sustainable Development Goals Green securities Sustainable banking Financing green practices in agriculture Green finance and stock exchanges in Europe blockchain Green washing digitalisation alternative finance sustainable finance impact finance agriculture fintech

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Migliorelli
    • 1
  • Philippe Dessertine
    • 2
  1. 1.IAE Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Sorbonne Business School)ParisFrance
  2. 2.IAE Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Sorbonne Business School)ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22509-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22510-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-5105
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-5113
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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking