8:30
8:30

Doors opening

Registrations and Welcome Coffee

9:00
9:00

Welcome address

Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance

Master of CeremonyJudith Bogner

9:05
9:05

Keynote

Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance

9:20
9:20

Keynote: Towards an EU strategy on sustainable finance

Ugo Bassi, Director, DG FISMA – Financial Markets at European Commission

9:35
9:35

Policy- or market-driven? Finding the right path to make finance more sustainable

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

Experts:

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

10:20 Coffee break

10:20 Coffee break

10:40
10:40

Call of duty: the asset management industry’s role in sustainable investment

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

Experts:

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

11:25
11:25

Keynote

Dr Frank M Hatheway, Chief Economist, Nasdaq

11:45
11:45

Taking stock: How can capital markets contribute to a sustainable and low-carbon economy?

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

Experts:

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

12:30 Networking Lunch

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:45
13:45

Sustainable finance products and the challenge to satisfy investor demand

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

Experts:

Hugo Lasat, CEO, Degroof Petercam Asset Management

Aldo Romani,  Deputy Head of Funding, Euro, European Investment Bank

Fabrice Sauvignon, La Mondiale Europartner

Béatrice Verger Head of SRI Deevelopment and Promotion, BNP Paribas Asset Management

14:30
14:30

The way to transparency: sustainability standards and reporting

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

Experts:

Don Gerittsen, 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

 

15:15 Coffee break

15:15 Coffee break

15:45
15:45

Impact plus- stories from the field

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

Experts:

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

16:30
16:30

Announcement ceremony

1st cohort of asset managers to the International Climate Finance Accelerator, Luxembourg

17:00
17:00

Closing