Registration and Welcome coffee 8:15 - 09:00
9:00 - 9:30
MORNING SESSIONS 09:30 - 12:45
Fire side chat 1
Fire side Chat #1
Moderated by Hugh Wheelan, Co-founder, Response Global Media Managing Editor, Responsible Investor, Managing Editor , ESG Magazine
ROUND TABLE 1
How can the sustainable finance reboot the European economy and support a fair transition?
In the aftermath of the Covid 19 crisis, the European Union must reconcile economic recovery while maintaining the course towards carbon neutrality in 2050 and allowing a just transition. Multiple tools are and will be deployed: an accommodating ECB policy, an increased European budget, the InvestEU program and the Just Transition Fund, to which national policies are linked. How can we combine recovery with a just transition toward a sustainable economy? What are the economic needs and expectations of businesses? What role can the financial sector play?
Moderation by Thierry DÉAU, Chair, Finance for Tomorrow & Founder and CEO, Meridiam
Introduction by Pascal CANFIN, Chair, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety & European Deputy
Coffee break & Networking 11:00 - 11:15
Fire side chat 2
ROUND TABLE 2
Make the Green Deal finance the real economy and the territories
There is a consensus that certain sectors will be key, both for recovery and for the transition: mobility, real estate, industry and SMEs. How can territories and economic sectors take up the policies and tools deployed by the Union? How can the financial sector support them?
InvestEU designing tools, How to finance specific sectors and projects? How to make finance all the territories?
Introduction and moderation by Ambroise FAYOLLE, Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Fire side Chat 3
Networking Lunch 12:45 - 14:15
AFTERNOON SESSIONS 14:15 - 18:00
#1 On the way to carbon neutrality: financing negative emissions – lead by HSBC
A growing number of States, local governments, companies and financial entities are committed to achieving carbon neutrality as part of an alignment with the Paris Agreement. It requires ambitious emissions reductions as well as negative emissions generation to neutralize the residual emissions, being it with natural solutions or technological ones. Emerging or mature solutions, what are the challenges to bring those solutions at scale?
Moderation by Marine de BAZELAIRE, Head of Sustainability, HSBC
#2 Finance and Biodiversity – lead by BNP PARIBAS
International institutions such as the IPBES or the UN Convention on Biological Diversity have increased awareness regarding the urgency of action and the materiality of nature-related risks. Even if the outlook for 2020 – the Super Year for Nature – was disrupted, the outbreak of the Covid-19 due to the impacts of human activities on Nature makes it even more important to respond effectively to the ongoing biodiversity crisis. Financial institutions and companies are developing innovative ways to incorporate nature-related risks, dependencies, and opportunities in their activities. To scale-up, they need specific tools such as footprints indicators based on Nature-related financial transparency. Moreover, they must find how to transform their processes, to go away from products standardization and adapt to the diversity of local ecosystems. As such, the “finance & biodiversity” session will showcase state-of-the- art projects and strategies for natural capital investment.
Moderation by Sebastien SOLEILLE, Global Head of energy transition and environment, BNP PARIBAS
#3 Fintech for green & Fintech for Tomorrow Challenge Awards – lead by F4T/ADEME
The session will focus on the ways to jointly mobilize the dynamism of the fintech and sustainable finance ecosystems to foster the growth of innovative sustainable projects. It will be the occasion to discover innovative projects able to transform the practices of the financial sector, with the awards ceremony of the 3rd edition of the Challenge Fintech for Tomorrow under the theme “Creating a fertile ground to strengthen the contribution of fintechs to the ecological transition”.
Introduction by Philippe TAFFIN, Chief Investment Officer, Aviva France & Chair of the Challenge
COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING 15:30 - 15:45
AFTERNOON SESSIONS 15:45 - 18:00
Fire side Chat 4
ROUND TABLE 3
How capital markets are integrating the green transition?
The Sustainable Finance Action Plan is gradually being implemented and will be complemented by the renewed strategy. How is the European financial sector implementing it? Is it a tool to contribute to sustainable recovery? The financial players are taking stock of progress and placing the sustainable finance strategy in the context of post-crisis recovery.
Moderation by Jean-Jacques BARBERIS, Head of institutional and corporate clients division, Amundi, and Vice-President Finance for Tomorrow