The Sustainable Finance Forum Luxembourg will bring together the European sustainable finance community ranging from policy makers, practitioners, public stakeholders to corporate and retail investors.
The high-level conference, featuring business and political leaders, will address key regulatory and market challenges, the asset management industry’s role in sustainable investment, as well as how capital markets can contribute to a sustainable low-carbon economy.
Workshops in the afternoon will focus on sustainable products available on the market and investors’ demand, as well as reporting and data accessibility.
Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
High-level UN representative
Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Towards an EU strategy on sustainable finance
Policy- or market-driven? Finding the right path to make finance more sustainable
The discussion will shine a light on regulatory and market developments that drive finance to include more than just financial returns and at the same time make sustainable finance more mainstream.
Moderator: James Kynge, FT Emerging Markets Editor
Julie Becker, Head of International Primary Markets, Member of the Executive Committee and member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank
|10:30 Coffee break|
Call of duty: the asset management industry’s role in sustainable investment
What impact are asset managers having in the fight against climate change? Topics to be discussed include: current trends and opportunities for sustainable investment management, asset classes and capital flows, as well as investment impact.
Ana Harris, CFA, Managing Director, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategy EMEA, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)
Florian Meister, Managing Director, Finance in Motion
Valeria Piani, Director, Sustainable Investing, UBS
Sylvie Préa, CSR Director, Société Générale
Taking stock: How can capital markets contribute to a sustainable and low-carbon economy?
Green, social and sustainable bonds are growing in popularity. How can investors be sure that the capital is being deployed sustainably? Beyond bonds: where will the next product innovations come in sustainable finance?
Moderator: Susanne Bergius, independent journalist, Germany
Maximilian Horster, Managing Director, ISS Ethix
Nicolas Pfaff, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Robert Scharfe, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Global Head Sustainable Investments, BNP Paribas CIB
|12:40 Networking Lunch|
Sustainable finance products and the challenge to satisfy investor demand
A hands-on panel on the availability of sustainable asset classes for individual and institutional clients and the optimum structures for such investments on the one hand, and customer’s expectations and needs on the other hand.
Moderator: Denise Voss, Chairwoman, ALFI
Hugo Lasat, CEO, Degroof Petercam Asset Management
Gaëtan Obert, Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Fabrice Sauvignon, La Mondiale Europartner
Jochen Wermuth, CEO, Wermuth Asset Management
The way to transparency: sustainability standards and reporting
There is a lot of work being done on national as well as international level, but how far are we away from a common taxonomy for sustainability underpinning standards and labels? And how can the industry provide investors with data on the impact of their sustainable investments?
Moderator: Mario Mantrisi, General Manager, LuxFLAG
Manuel Adamini, Director, Advisory Services, Climate Bonds Initiative
Don Gerittsen, Head of Benelux, UNPRI
Julia Haake, Head of Responsible Investment Advisory, oekom
Oriane Schoonbroodt, Executive Director, Label R
|15:30 Coffee break|
Impact plus- stories from the field
An overview of concrete projects, their financing needs, the challenges they face, as well as the concrete impacts investment managers can make.
Tanmay Chetan, CEO, Agora Microfinance
Ximena Escobar de Nogales, Head of Impact Management, Bamboo Capital Partners
Dirk Müller-Remus, Founder & Managing Director, Diversicon
1st cohort of asset managers to the International Climate Finance Accelerator, Luxembourg
Please register on the dedicated website.