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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. 
  • Advocate for the European Commission to publish an ambitious Retail Investment Strategy
  • 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
+32 489 46 13 14

Henry Eviston
Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Uku Lilleväli
Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Mathilde Nonnon
Sustainable Finance Policy Officer

Brian Schubiner
Coal & Gas Finance Coordinator

Inès Abbas
Communications Officer
Sustainable Finance
+32 488 99 27 65

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Asset owners' guide to oil and gas producers

Based on climate science, asset owners should phase-out virtually all oil & gas investments from their portfolio by 2040 in OECD countries, and by 2050 globally.

In this Guide, WWF outlines how asset owners can incorporate alignment with the Paris climate agreement into their investment processes.

The recommendations cover all asset classes (i.e. public equity, private equity, debt instruments, etc.) but are limited to companies that are defined as ‘oil & gas producers’ by the FTSE International Classification Standard.

Read the guide