The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C. will host a webinar on sustainable finance on Tuesday, May 18, as part of its Holland on the Hill program.

Sustainable finance will play a key role in advancing the transition to renewable energy and in climate change mitigation efforts. The aim of the panel discussion is to raise awareness of “build back better” ambitions in the EU and the US, identify lessons learned from more than a year into the pandemic, and explore possibilities for intensifying transatlantic cooperation in the field of sustainable finance.

Ambassador André Haspels and US Representative and co-chair of the Congressional Dutch Caucus Bill Huizenga (MI-02) will give opening remarks before a panel discussion featuring experts from the Dutch Central Bank, the World Resources Institute, ING, and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission will elaborate. The event will be moderated by Marcel Beukeboom, the Netherlands Climate Envoy.

The webinar “Sustainable Finance: Exploring Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation” starts at 10:30 a.m. ET (16:30 p.m. CET) and can be attended by registering here or by sending an email to was-hoth@minbuza.nl.

Holland on the Hill

For more than 400 years, the Netherlands and the United States have enjoyed an economic relationship based on their shared values of freedom, justice and entrepreneurship.

To highlight these shared values, the Holland on the Hill program was launched in 2014. Holland on the Hill is a joint effort program of the US Congressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, corporate partners, and the Netherland-America Foundation.

By organizing a yearly program of special events including lunches on specific themes, lectures by captains of industry and festive receptions, Holland on the Hill focuses on outreach on topics that are relevant for Americans and the Dutch.