Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
The Sustainable Finance Forum Luxembourg brings together the European sustainable finance community: policy makers, practitioners, public stakeholders and corporate and retail investors.
Meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the climate change ambitions of the Paris Agreement means that an unprecedented level of capital needs to be mobilised over the coming years. It requires a concerted effort not only by governments, but also substantially by the private sector in order to scale up investments. As a result, sustainable finance has gained momentum as a new asset class with a long-term social, environmental, and economic benefit.
The Sustainable Finance Forum Luxembourg, organised by Luxembourg for Finance, brings together the European sustainable finance community: policy makers, practitioners, public stakeholders and 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.
Afternoon panels will focus on sustainable products available on the market and investors’ demand, sustainability standards and reporting, as well as impact investments.
Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance
Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Ugo Bassi, Director, DG FISMA – Financial Markets at European Commission
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: Judith Bogner, independant journalist
Julie Becker, Member of the Executive Committee and member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament (Alliance 90/The Greens)
Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank
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.
Moderator: Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor, Responsible Investor
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
Dr Frank M Hatheway, Chief Economist, Nasdaq
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
Peter Munro, Director, Green Bond Principles Secretariat, ICMA
Robert Scharfe, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Global Head Sustainable Investments, BNP Paribas CIB
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
Yamina Safer, Senior Funding Officer, Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank
Fabrice Sauvignon, La Mondiale Europartner
Béatrice Verger, Head of SRI Deevelopment and Promotion, BNP Paribas Asset Management
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
Don Gerritsen, Head of Benelux, UNPRI
Julia Haake, Head of Responsible Investment Advisory, ISS-oekom
Karthik Iyer, Commercial Director, Climate Bonds Initiative
Oriane Schoonbroodt, Executive Director, Label R
An overview of concrete projects, their financing needs, the challenges they face, as well as the concrete impacts investment managers can make.
Moderator: Judith Bogner, independent journalist
Tanmay Chetan, CEO, Agora Microfinance
Ximena Escobar de Nogales, Head of Impact Management, Bamboo Capital Partners
Xavier Heude, Co-Managing Director, Backbone
Dirk Müller-Remus, Founder & Managing Director, Diversicon
1st cohort of asset managers to the International Climate Finance Accelerator, Luxembourg
Amine BEL HADJ SOULAMI
Global Head of Sustainable Investments Corporate & Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas
Ximena Escobar De Nogales
Head of Social Performance & Impact Management, Bamboo Capital Partners
CFA, Managing Director, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategy EMEA, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)
Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
Senior Funding Officer, Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank