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Public companies are preparing for acquiring ESG ratings
14.05.2024
Sofia, May 14 2024 – The Green Finance and Energy Centre held the second strategic Green Talks meeting of the year, focused on public companies and the ESG opportunities and challenges they face on the path to sustainable development.
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Green Talks launching – Green Centre with a new initiative in support of Bulgaria's largest businesses
09.02.2024
Sofia, 09 February 2024 – The Green Centre for Sustainable Finance & Energy has launched a new initiative in support of large corporates in Bulgaria under the umbrella of Green Talks. Through this new format of strategic meetings, the Green Centre hopes to create a platform for the meaningful and comprehensive exchange of good practices, while also providing a channel through which solutions to common challenges can be discussed, brought to relevance through the inclusion of the real-business experience of pioneering companies in the field of sustainable business development.
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Report on Market Practices Regarding EU taxonomy
01.02.2024
Sofia, 01 February 2024 – The comprehensive report delves into how the EU taxonomy and the broader sustainable finance framework assist financial and non-financial actors in transitioning to net zero.
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The Green Center participates in the climate conference COP 28 in Dubai
04.12.2023
Dubai, 04 December 2023 – Initiatives towards the development of sustainable finances by the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and the Green Center were presented by the Executive Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manyu Moravenov, who is also the Chairman of the Green Center, during the COP 28 climate conference in Dubai, as part of the Bulgarian delegation.
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70% of the listed companies on the Premium segment at the Bulgarian Stock Exchange are disclosing ESG information
23.11.2023
Sofia, 23 November 2023 – Within the next month, the licensing process for the Oxygen platform by the Global Reporting Initiative will be completed. This will enable all companies in Bulgaria to report in accordance with GRI standards, which fully cover European legislation. Oxygen saves time, resources, and eases the administrative burden on businesses.
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The Green Centre conducted training on „Sustainable financing - legal aspects of using financial products“
11.10.2023
Sofia, 11 October 2023 – On October 10, the Green Centre held a training on „Sustainable financing - legal aspects in the use of financial products“, together with the law firm Kinstellar.
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Green Finance & Energy Centre with a statement in support of Bulgaria's candidacy for the presidency and hosting of the 29th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP29)
14.06.2023
Sofia, 14 June 2023 – The think-tank Green Finance & Energy Centre expresses unconditional support and readiness to provide expert assistance in the context of the upcoming selection of the host of COP 29
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Green Centre and the Municipality of Stara Zagora announce a key partnership in the field of sustainability
12.01.2023
Sofia, January 12, 2023 – The Green Centre for Sustainable Finance and Energy and the Municipality of Stara Zagora have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, launching a new full-fledged partnership in support of the sustainable development of the city and the region. This is the first Memorandum of Understanding that the Green Centre has signed with a Bulgarian municipality.
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The EU is the front-runner in global sustainability reporting standards
15.11.2022
Sofia, November 15, 2022 – The European Parliament has unanimously agreed to increase transparency on environmental, social affairs and governance matters. The new rules for the disclosure of information on the social and environmental footprint of companies will affect nearly 50,000 European businesses.
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Green Finance and Energy Centre is featured in the “Green Startup Ecosystem – Overview Report 2022”
28.09.2022
Sofia, September 28, 2022 – Green Finance and Energy Center is presented in the “Green Startup Ecosystem – Overview Report 2022”, which highlights green innovations and analyzes the foundations of the sustainable business ecosystems in Bulgaria and Romania.
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Green Centre’s member PwC Bulgaria runs the “ESG Awards” - a competition for sustainable business practices
18.07.2022
Sofia, July 18, 2022 – PwC Bulgaria has launched a competition for sustainable business practices and effective ESG strategies - “ESG Awards”.
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Over 300 participants at the highest level in the „Accelerate Green” forum today
19.04.2022
Sofia, April 19, 2022Green Finance & Energy Centre – the first of its kind think-tank for sustainable finance and energy, initiated by the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and supported by the Ministry of Finance, is holding a round table today on policies and practices to stimulate green investment in business.
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BSE and the leading European Greentech company Plan A launch first of its kind initiative in Bulgaria to measure the impact of Bulgarian companies on the environment - Оxygen
02.03.2022
Sofia, 02 March 2022 – The Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) and its daughter company Financial Market Services in partnership with the leading carbon accounting and decarbonisation software solutions provider Plan A launch “Oxygen” initiative. By leveraging Plan A’s science-based SaaS platform, the initiative aims to enable Bulgarian companies to measure and report on their environmental, social, and corporate impact by obtaining an assessment of their carbon footprint as well as further ESG-related indicators.
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VUZF and BSE organise a round table on the Green Deal and the Future of Investments and Banking
19.11.2021
Sofia, 19 November 2021 – On 26 October 2021 VUZF and BSE organise a round table on the Green Deal and the Future of Investments and Banking
The round table is part of a special events’ series dedicated to the celebration of VUZF 20th anniversary
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Training on “Sustainable finance – regulations and financial opportunities”
02.11.2021
Sofia, 02 November 2021 – Green Finance & Energy Centre organized a pilot training on “Sustainable finance – regulations and financial opportunities” on 26 October 2021 as a pioneering event for members of the financial industry and those interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of the topic
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EC with new strategy for sustainable financial system
12.07.2021
Sofia, 12 July 2021 – Commission puts forward new strategy to make the EU's financial system more sustainable and proposes new European Green Bond Standard
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Green Centre with First Award
17.05.2021
Sofia, 17 May 2021 – Created on the initiative of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and the Bulgarian Independent Energy Exchange, Green Finance and Energy Centre received first prize in the category Green Project of the competition „The Greenest Companies in Bulgaria 2021“, organized by b2b Media.
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Launch of the first and only in Bulgaria think tank for sustainable finance and energy – Green Finance & Energy Centre
31.03.2021
Sofia, 31 March 2021 – Today was officially launched the first and only in Bulgaria think tank for sustainable finance and energy – Green Finance & Energy Centre. The Green Centre is initiated by Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) and the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy, the Financial Supervision Commission and the Fund of Funds.
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Green Centre held the first seminar - discussion on Regulation 2019/2088
17.03.2021
On March 17, 2021 was held the first seminar - discussion organized by the Green Centre on „SFDR - Regulation 2019/2088 - Disclosure of information on sustainability in the financial services sector - the challenges of the new reality“.
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