Goal of the event is to foster an action focused dialogue between industry and public sector experts regarding EU strategy for sustainable finance, the implementation modalities and both traditional and innovative approaches to financing sustainable investments in the Baltic-Nordic region. A particular focus will also be devoted to issues related to measuring the impact of sustainable investments and the increasing focus of European Banks on climate responsible business. Public and private sector representatives from Baltic-Nordic region and broader responsible finance and investment community will be attending.
Please register for the event: https://ej.uz/SustainableFinance9112018 by October 31st.
Due to the capacity of the auditorium, the number of participants is limited. Please register in time to secure your seat. Final agenda and details of planned study visit will be shared with registered participants.
8.00 Registration and coffee 8.30 Opening
Piia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director, Finance Finland
Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Panel discussion: EU’s Sustainable Finance Agenda
9.45 Opening of session by Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association
9.50 Work of European Banks on Climate Change – Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA & Chair of the Sustainable Finance Working Group at EBF
Panel discussion: Sustainable Finance in action – how to think about the impact in Baltics and Nordics and how to measure it
Moderator: Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association
11.15 Opening of session by Aila Aho, Executive Adviser, Sustainability, Nordea & Member of European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Rapporteur of Green Bond subgroup
Green Bond Structuring and Early Stage Scoping – Leena Kassinen, Associate Director, OP Corporate Bank
Panel discussion: Sustainability-driven Business Models, Funding Vehicles and Mechanisms Discussion will focus on funding vehicles and mechanisms in corporate sector as well as in public sector, including in municipalities
14.00 – 15.30 – Study visit to financial institution(s) to showcase sustainable finance in action