Sustainable Finance in Nordic-Baltic

FinanceEstonia general

Date:
09.11.2018
Time:
08:00 - 15:30
Location:

Da Vinci Auditorium, Itämerenkatu 11-13, Helsinki

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 seatFinal agenda and details of planned study visit will be shared with registered participants.

AGENDA:

8.00 Registration and coffee 8.30 Opening

Piia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director, Finance Finland

Keynote speech
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

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
  • Marja Nykänen, Deputy Governor, Bank of Finland
  • Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA & Chair of theSustainable Finance Working Group at European Banking Federation
  • Ieva Tetere, CEO, SEB Latvia & Supervisory Council, Finance Latvia Association
  • Risto Murto, President and CEO, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Satu Hassi, Member of the Parliament, Chairperson of the Parliamentary EnvironmentalCommitteeModerator: Piia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director, Finance Finland

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

  • Esko Kivisaari, Deputy Managing Director, Finance Finland
  • Robert Kitt, CEO, Swedbank Estonia
  • Paulius Zarauskas, Head of Capital Markets, Baltic Division at SEB
  • Lija Strašuna, Chief Economist, Swedbank Latvia
  • Timo Pietilä, Head of Capital Markets Financing, OP Financial Group

Moderator: Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association

10.50 Break

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

  • Eric Gällstad, Head of Public Sector Lending in the Nordics, Germany and Austria, European Investment Bank
  • Jukka Honkaniemi, Senior Banker, SEB
  • Lauri Rosendahl, President, Nasdaq Nordic
  • Nicholas Stancioff, Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Fund
  • Igors Kasjanovs, Senior Economist, Sustainability and Mandate, Treasurydepartment, Nordic Investment Bank
  • Finnish municipalityModerator: Aila Aho, Executive Adviser, Sustainability, Nordea & Member of EC Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Rapporteur of Green Bond subgroup12.35 Closing – Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association 12.40 – 13.30 – Salad buffet

    14.00 – 15.30 – Study visit to financial institution(s) to showcase sustainable finance in action