Sustainable Finance Forum Luxembourg

General information

Event date:
30 May 2018
Event location:
Cercle Cité - Place d’Armes
Luxembourg, L-2012 Luxembourg
Organizer:
Luxembourg for Finance
Organizer email:

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.

Programme

9:00

Welcome address

Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance

9:05

Keynote

High-level UN representative

9:20

Keynote

Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance

9:35

Keynote

Towards an EU strategy on sustainable finance

9:50

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

Experts:

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
10:50

Keynote

11:05

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.

Experts:

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

11:45

Keynote

12:00

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

Experts:

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
14:00

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

Experts:

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

14:45

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

Experts:

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
16:00

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.

Experts:

Tanmay Chetan, CEO, Agora Microfinance

Ximena Escobar de Nogales, Head of Impact Management, Bamboo Capital Partners

Dirk Müller-Remus, Founder & Managing Director, Diversicon

16:45

Announcement ceremony

1st cohort of asset managers to the International Climate Finance Accelerator, Luxembourg

Registration

Please register on the dedicated website.

Contact

Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg

Address

12, Rue Erasme L-1468 Luxembourg

Phone Fax
Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:30.