‘Sustainable finance’ is a strong candidate to be catchphrase or Buzzword of the year in 2018 EU policy making. Rightly so. Over 120 years after, Swedish chemist and future Nobel laureate Svante Arrhenius, deduced that the combustion of coal and petroleum could raise global temperatures and would reach a point of no return, the European Union aims to harness the power of financial markets to prevent that event from happening. But tackling climate change with the help of financial markets bears paradoxes that the EU needs to address while trying to re-orientate capital flows to sustainable investments.

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