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Sustainable Economies
Together, we build a sustainable future.
A sustainable economy provides a good quality of life for people, stays within the limits of the planet and helps keep global warming well below the 2°C threshold.

Transforming our economies is a challenge that requires bold leadership and a strong commitment to action. We cannot improve – or even maintain – our well-being on a business-as-usual path. At the same time, this transformation offers enormous opportunities to create a better future for everyone.

"The EU can become the catalyst that kickstarts the world’s transformation to sustainable and inclusive economies but this can only happen if it fully commits to this goal"

Sébastien Godinot
Senior Economist

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What WWF is doing
Finance is a crucial part of our economic system, but it's not yet sustainable. At WWF, we're working to change this by encouraging sustainable economic activities and discouraging or ending support for harmful ones. 

To ensure that we make the shift to sustainable economies, we:
  • Advocate for public financial institutions to lead by example and align their lending and investment policies with sustainability goals.
  • Engage with EU policymakers to ensure that private financial flows become aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and the Kunming-Montreal biodiversity Agreement. 
  • Advocate for an ambitious Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive that becomes a building block to accelerate the green transition.
  •  Advocate for a science-based, extended EU Taxonomy. This includes working toward stopping the greenwashing of the current gas-fired power and nuclear power taxonomy criteria. 
  • Advocate for a recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive that boosts private and public finance in renovations to make EU buildings more energy-efficient. 
  • Engage with large European investors in order to help them adapt their policies, investment process and engagement on climate change risks and opportunities and related issues
  • Engage with the three financial European Supervisory Authorities and the European Central Bank.


Sebastien Godinot
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Uku Lilleväli
Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Mathilde Nonnon
Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Chiara Pass
Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Brian Schubiner
Senior Energy Transition Finance Coordinator

Myrto Delkou
Communications Officer, Sustainable Finance

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Recommendations for a consistent EU regulatory framework on corporate sustainability targets and transition plans

This briefing aims to promote a consistent EU regulatory framework on corporate climate and nature targets and transition plans. 

The objective is to identify which EU regulations or directives are integrating or should integrate requirements related to corporate climate and nature targets and transition plans, and how to articulate them adequately to ensure a consistent EU regulatory framework.