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FDEF House for Sustainable Governance and Markets



The FDEF House for Sustainable Governance and Markets (HSGM) is a virtual platform that combines the joint sustainability expertise of our three departments, four disciplines, 200 researchers and 18 nations active in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance.

The HSGM bundles sustainability research with a special view to sustainable governance and markets – ranging from the institutional, legal and economic ordering over the impact analysis of a changing environment to social effects.

Sustainability, as understood by the researchers supporting the Hub, relates to the United Nation’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals – the United Nation’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future. The UNSDGs address the global challenges, including those related to climate change, poverty, gender, inequality, exclusion, environmental degradation, migration, peace and justice.

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FinTech & Digitalisation

The research units of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance deal with the latest legal and financial developments regarding FinTech and the digital economy. As an integral part of the University of Luxembourg’s FinTech working group, the FDEF’s research focuses at the Research Unit in Law (RUL) on legal and regulatory matters, while the Luxembourg School of Finance discusses FinTech from a finance perspective.



Upcoming Events


Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Seminar Series



Past Events


Sustainability Lunchtime Seminar Series:
Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law

1 December 2022 - Prevention of harm in mobile telecommunication
Dr. David Gee, Former Senior Science Adviser European Environmental Agency, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Pollution Research and Policy, Brunel University, London

17 November 2022 - The European Union‘s Sustainable Finance Action Plan – Role Model or Cautionary Tale?
Prof. Dirk Zetzsche, University of Luxembourg

19 October 2022 - Companies, human rights and environmental standard: new EU initiatives
Maître Karima Hammouche, Bar of Luxembourg, Etude Hammouche, European Environmental Bureau and Maître Anne Jonlet, Brussels representative for AVOCATS.BE and the Bar of Luxembourg

6 October 2022 - Corporate Sustainability: the Role of the Legal Advisor
Maître Dino Serafini, Sustainability Officer AIJA, ESG corporate Lawyer Arendt

26 September 2022 - Regulating Trade in Forest-Risk Commodities: Two Cheers for the European Union
Prof. Joanne Scott, European University Institute and Prof. Gracia Marín Durán, University College London

7 July 2022 - Product obsolescence
Prof. Maître Denis Philippe, UCLouvain, Philippe&Partners

20 June 2022 - Sustainability and competition law
Prof. Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk, Judge, General Court of the European Union

1 June 2022 - Environmental law and just transition under the EU Green Deal
Prof. Alexandra Harrington, University of Lancaster

17 May 2022 - The ecological transition's impact on the legal structure of capitalism
Prof. Aude-Solveig Epstein, Visiting Assistant Professor of legal studies at NYU Abu Dhabi

29 March 2022 - Sustainable corporate risk management: risks of unsustainability as a driver for corporate sustainability
Prof. Beate Kristine Sjåfjell, University of Oslo

17 February 2022 - International economic law and non-economic values: a critical approach
Prof. Edoardo Stoppioni, Université de Strasbourg

25 January 2022 - Can investor-state arbitration challenge the EU’s climate policy?
Prof. Nicolas De Sadeleer, Université de Saint Louis - Bruxelles, Chaire Jean Monnet, Right to a Clean Environment


Past Conferences


28 June 2022 - Regulation of Sustainable Finance


videos available


Elina Kamenitzer

Dr. Linn Anker-Sørensen

Prof. Dr. Erik Vermeulen

Julien Froumouth

Nathalie Dogniez

Thomas Göricke

Codrina Constantinescu

Dr. Marco Bodellini


Online conference - Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Seminar Series


Session 4: Climate Risks Measurement: Regulatory Ambition versus Practical Feasibility

31 March 2022, 12:30 - 14:00

toutube link available


Session 3: Do we need a social taxonomy?

29 November 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

recording available


Session 2: Myth and Reality: Returns of Sustainable Investment Strategies

01 July 2021, 12:30 - 14:00


Session 1: An update on the latest academic research on Sustainable Finance

22 April 2021, 12:00 - 14:00


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HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_The Role of the Law_A.PACCES

HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_Securitizing-Tokenizing Green Cash-Flows_Anker-Sørensen

HSGM-LSFI_seminar#1_SociallySustainableInvestment_Zetzsche, Bodellini, Consiglio