Mārtiņš Zemītis

Mārtiņš Zemītis, PhD (cand) is an Economic Adviser at theEuropean Commission, Latvian economist, graduate of Stanford University and Riga Graduate School of Law, researcher at Georgetown and Oxford universities, Economic Adviser at the European Commission. He holds previous experience from work at the European Parliament, Parliament of Latvia, US Embassy in Latvia, Latvian Embassy in the US, Ministry of Regional Affairs, George Soros Foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lecturer at Latvia University, Stockholm School of Economics and Vidzeme University College. His intellectual interests span globalization, its effects on workplace, innovation and industrial policy, sustainability and green transition, digitalization and Industry 4.0.

In his presentation “European Green Deal: What’s in it for the finance industry?” Mārtiņs will outline the reasoning and genesis of the European Green Deal as one of the EC’s priorities. He shall briefly reflect on the law and economics of the Green Deal and review its constituent elements as relates to the future of financial industry. I shall cover the avenues of crowding in private capital via leveraging public funds, in specific, the Green Bond Standard, Taxonomy Regulation, Prospectus Regulation and Benchmarks.