The EMEA Webinar on sustainable bank business models for post COVID-19 recovery in Europe, Mediterranean and Africa, discussed the conditions for banks to exit the exceptional regulatory environment and to examine the factors of sustainability of bank business models.

Closing the webinar the President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, highlighted that “Banks are essential to channel savings to productive investments. Sustainability of bank business models depends on how profitable, cost efficient, contribute to green finance and adopt digital transformation in full alignment to the economy needs.” Agenda Moderator: Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and Professor at the Business School (Former CASS), City University of London Panellist(s): Prof. Barbara Casu Lukac, Professor, the Business School (Former CASS), City University of London and Director, Centre for Banking Research, UK Prof. Giovanni Ferri, Professor, LUMSA University and Founder of Sustinentes SRL, Italy. Mario Quagliariello, Director, Economic Analysis and Statistics, European Banking Authority, France. Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist, BBVA Group and Director of BBVA Research, Spain Discussant (s): Doriana Cucinelli, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Parma and Research Fellow EMEA The webinar was co-organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA in collaboration with the Centre for Banking Research, of the Business School (Former CASS) and took place on Thursday 04 March at 15:00 CET on Zoom. Video at Webinar Report