During next decades the climate change will be one of the most prominent challenges that mankind needs to solve. Due to climate change and changing customer preferences firms need to adapt their technologies and business models. Also financial sector will be affected. To fulfill our duty towards future generations and to safeguard financial stability, it is important to take action. Substantial investments are needed in various sectors to counteract negative effects, to avoid economic costs and financial risks.
In order to enhance the exchange of views and ideas on these topical issues, the Bank of Finland and the Finnish Ministry of Finance are co-hosting a conference entitled Greener Finance for Sustainable Future. The conference will focus on issues with direct relevance to the green finance. Green financing will also be one of the priorities during the Finnish presidency.
TOPICS AND PROGRAMME
The program will deal with the following themes
- How the climate change will impact the financial industry
- How financial industry can support green financing
- The importance of digitalization, fintechs and information for green investments
- How to define what is green and what is not
- The importance of climate change for financial risks and supervision
The conference will take place on 30-31 October 2019 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. The registration for this event has already closed and the event is fully booked.
The conference will be streamed and following live stream does not require separate registration.
We welcome central bankers, supervisors, market participants, fintechs, academics and experts of the conference topics to participate in the conference.
Conference day 1, Wednesday 30 October
09:00-10:20 Conference opening, PresentationsNicholas Stern, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, Recording
|Jyri Häkämies, Director General, Confederation of Finnish Industries, Recording
Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament
Mika Anttonen, Founder and Chairman, St1
Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Principles for Responsible Investment
Katja Keitaanniemi, President and CEO, OP Corporate Bank
Jochen Krimphoff, Deputy Director, Sustainable Finance and International Relations, WWF-France
Anna Hyrske, Head of Responsible Investments, Ilmarinen
Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury, Nordic Investment Bank
Anu Sammallahti, Deputy Director, Funding and Investor Relations, State Treasury
Torsti Silvonen, Deputy Director General, DG- Market Operations, European Central Bank
|17:00-17:15 Closing remarks
Conference day 2, Thursday 31 October
08:45-10:30 Conference opening, Presentations
Maximilian Horster, Managing Director, ISS ESG
Lauri Rosendahl, President, Nasdaq Stockholm Ab
Stanislas Pottier, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Amundi
Pasi Kyckling, SVP Group Treasurer, Stora Enso Oyj
Antti Kontio, Head of Funding and Corporate Responsibility, Municipality Finance
Leonie Schreve, Global Head Sustainable Finance, INGBank
Ilya Khaykin, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman
Ari Kaperi, Head of Group Credit Risk Management, Country Senior Executive in Finland, Nordea
Harald Francke Lund, Senior Adviser, CICERO
Jukka Vähäpesola, Head of Equities, Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company
|15:15-15:30 Closing remarks