SUSTAINABLE FINANCE FORUM 2022 – LLF EVENT
Luxembourg for Finance invites you to join our livestream session:
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE FORUM
4 & 5 October 2022
Record breaking heatwaves across Europe are causing extreme droughts, as well as lengthening wildfire seasons, and the effects of climate change are only growing. In this environment, financial services finds itself thrust into the spotlight, playing a critical role in financing the transition of our businesses and economies to ensure a more sustainable future.
Bringing together sustainability and regulatory experts, as well as financial services leaders from across the world, LFF’s 5th annual Sustainable Finance Forum will explore the critical issues on the sustainable finance agenda.
The event will be livestreamed across two days, the 4th and 5th of October 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00, and will be headlined by addresses from HE Yuriko Backes, Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance, Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB.
Keynote speeches from industry leaders Jennifer Wu, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Verena Ross, Chair of ESMA, Claude Marx, Director General of the CSSF, Genuino Christino, CFO of ArcelorMittal, and Simon MacMahon, Head of ESG Research at Sustainalytics (invited), as well as panel discussions with other leading experts will make up the event.
The first day will explore the latest regulatory developments and how trends in the industry are shaping the future of sustainable finance. The second day delves into sustainable finance beyond the “E”.
For more details about the programme and the speakers line-up, please see below. The event is free of charge.
For sponsorship opportunities and information regarding the event, please contact: Aurélie Zambeaux
DAY 1: Accelerating the sustainability agenda
Extreme climate events, from the driest summer on record in Europe, to flash floods in Pakistan have only served to reinforce the fact that the sustainability agenda must be rapidly accelerated. On day 1 we will explore the latest market trends, investor appetite for sustainability, the regulatory agenda, and how the industry goes about transitioning towards sustainability.
Judith Bogner, Master of Ceremonies
Financing Europe’s Sustainable Future
HE Yuriko Backes, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
Market Trends in Sustainable Finance: How hungry are investors?
Jennifer Wu, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Returns and sustainability, a contradiction?
Early adoption of sustainable finance was often hampered by the idea that returns and sustainability were contradictory to each other. However, recent evidence seems to show otherwise. Compared to their traditional counterparts, many sustainable investments seem to outperform and have also seen a far stronger growth in terms of net flows. Does this contradiction therefore still exist? Our first panel will delve into this, looking at the search for both yield and sustainability.
Moderator: Kenza Bryan, Moral Money Reporter, Financial Times
Christopher Flensborg, Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance, SEB
Abraham Lioui, Finance Professor, EDHEC Business School
Where are we in the Sustainable Finance action plan and what’s next on the EU regulatory agenda?
Claude Marx, Director General, CSSF
Global alignment of Sustainable Finance: convergence or divergence?
How can the sustainability agenda be accelerated? Is it through the convergence of sustainable finance standards across the globe, or do market intricacies make that an impossible task? The EU has taken a firm stance on a regulatory top-down approach, while in the US, for example, a markets-based approach is likely. What does this mean for investor and financial firms that seek clarity? Will defined standards bolster confidence in the market? Our second panel of day one will examine this intricate issue.
Moderator: Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor, Financial Times
Rie Asakura, Deputy Director for the International Affairs and Risk Analysis Division, Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA)
Victor van Hoorn, Managing Director & Head of Brussels Office, ICI Global
Petr Wagner, Deputy Head of International Affairs Unit, European Commission
Financing the transition: the industry perspective
Genuino Christino, CFO, ArcelorMittal
interviewed by Sarah Murray, Journalist, Financial Times (invited)
End of day 1
DAY 2: Developments in Sustainable Finance
Combatting climate change is a clear priority for the sustainability agenda, however sustainable finance goes beyond the E. On the second day of the sustainable finance forum we’ll delve into the other factors of sustainable finance, including the S & G, labelling, the data issues and the carbon market.
Judith Bogner, Master of Ceremonies
The growing importance of the S and the G
Julie Becker, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Finance and Human Rights: Assessing Progress
Prof. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, University of Geneva
Cecilia Barral Diego, Head of the legal research team, Löning – Human Rights & Responsible Business
Swimming in a sea of data
Sustainable Finance toolbox
Green bonds are undoubtedly the most well-developed instrument relating to sustainable finance, however a wide range of innovative solutions now exists for financial services firms looking to increase their sustainable finance offering: from new debt-instruments such as sustainability-linked bonds, social bonds and more, to sustainability or ESG-linked loans and Article 8 or 9 funds. How do firms go about developing these solutions and matching them to their product line-up? Our first panel of the day will explore this very topic.
Moderator: Adrienne Klasa, Asset Management Reporter, Financial Times
Florent Deixonne, Head of ESG Regulatory Strategy, Amundi
Denise Delaney, Head of Responsible Business, Liberty Specialty Markets
Ross Keeling, Origination Director, Sustainable Finance Europe, HSBC
The EU Carbon Market Reform
Verena Ross, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
What future for labelling?
Sustainable finance is becoming increasingly ingrained into the overall financial landscape. New disclosure regulations, taxonomies, and standards are formalising financial products. How will this formalisation affect the future of sustainable finance labelling? Our final panel brings together two experts to delve into how labelling will evolve going forward.
Moderator: Silvia Pavoni, Journalist, Financial Times (invited)
Isabelle Delas, CEO, LuxFLAG
Per Sandell, Head of Financial Services, Nordic Swan Ecolabel
Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
End of day 2