Sustainable Finance: Mobilizing capital through regulation and private sector
3.6.2019 @ 08:15 - 12:00
The event will address the following topical themes with keynotes and panel discussions with a wide range of experts representing key stakeholders from the private and public sectors:
EU launched its sustainable finance roadmap in March 2018 to facilitate private investments to close the estimated annual €180 billion gap of additional investments needed to meet the EU’s climate targets. In March 2019, the sustainability related disclosure regulation for financial services sector reached a trialogue agreement and further legislative negotiations are in the agenda during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. What regulations are in the process and will they achieve the intended consequences.
The first green bond was issued just over a decade ago and the market has developed globally on a self-regulated basis reaching close to USD 180 billion issuance in 2018. EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) is expected to finalize its ground breaking work during summer and for example set definitions for sustainable economic activities from climate change mitigation and adaptation perspective and create EU standards for green bond issuance.
Open to all Finsif and CFA members, and WCEF 2019 registrants.
The registration is closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue Musiikkitalo, Klubi Ravintola
Entrance @ Kansalaistori 2G or via main entrance, Musiikkitalo, Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki 00100, Finland
For more information Leila Räsänen, Finsif
toiminnan koordinaattori, coordinator
Registration and Buffet Breakfast
Welcome Jukka Honkaniemi, Vice chairperson, Finsif Miia Hukari, President, CFA Society Finland
Keynote, Sustainable Finance is the Game Changer Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of European Parliament
Panel 1: Sustainable Finance regulation: force for good or added costs
Leena Mörttinen, Director General,Financial Markets Department, Ministry of Finance Esko Kivisaari, Deputy MD, Finance Finland Eleni Choidas, Senior EU Affairs Officer, Share Action Mikko Sinersalo, Risk Specialist, Financial Supervisory Authority Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of European Parliament
10:45 EU Green bond standards, Aila Aho, Executive advisor, Nordea, Green Bond working group rapporteur, Sustainable Finance TEG
Panel2: Standardizing green bonds:
capturing benefits and addressing pitfalls of market driven innovation
Aila Aho, Executive advisor, Sustainability, Nordea Luca De Lorenzo, Head of Sustainability & Mandate, Nordic Investment Bank Raija-Leena Ojanen, Legal Advisor, WWF Ann Brännback, Senior Portfolio Manager, Varma
Panel sessions- moderated by Peter Lindström, Demos Helsinki and Jukka Honkaniemi, Finsif