EU Research DOLFINS. This year’s edition of the conference coincides with the final conference of the EU funded DOLFINS project, which has been delivering insights rooted on complementary economics approaches, including financial network models and stock-flow consistent agent-based models. DOLFINS has developed innovative metrics to integrate into traditional notions of risk some crucial aspects of sustainable finance, such as the systemic risk resulting from financial interconnectedness. DOLFINS has also developed a climate stress-test methodology that allows to assess individual institutions’ exposures to transition risk from climate policies. Finally, DOLFINS has developed models that allow to make an assessment of the future impact of monetary and fiscal policies in terms of investments in the green sector and in terms of inequality.

Luisa De Amicis presented the paper Exploring the Twitterland of the Impact Investing Market 

“Whilst impact investing has recently exhibited exceptionally high growth rates, creating an interconnected and functioning market remains an open challenge. The diversity within the sector is incredibly enriching for the sector itself but also an actual barrier for its own development. The lack of a common language add even more complexity. Social media play an increasingly important role in understanding communication and relations between different players in the market. This is the first time that network, content, and sentiment analysis have been applied to impact investing, to the best of the authors’ knowledge. In the paper, we explore the Twitter activities of 83,012 Twitter users in this field over a period of four months. Despite a general positive attitude, we find out that the market is still fragment. This raises the challenge but also the opportunity to bring the sector to the next level and make it the new mainstream.”

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