13.30 – 14.00 Registration and welcome coffee and virtual networking
14.00 – 14.05 Introductory remarks by Moderator
14.05 – 15.45 Session 1: A European strategy for a sustainable financial system
14.05 – 14.45 Introductory remarks by speakers
14.45 – 15.45 Panel Discussion and Q&A
15.45 – 16.00 Break & virtual networking
16.00 – 17.40 Session 2: Sustainable reporting, disclosure and taxonomy
16.00 – 16.40 Introductory remarks by speakers
16.40 – 17.40 Panel Discussion and Q&A
SESSION 1: A European strategy for a sustainable financial system
- What role can the financial sector play in reaching the climate goals of the European Green Deal?
- How do we create a sustainable finance framework that truly supports the flow of private funds towards sustainable activities?
- How do we extend the existing sustainable finance toolbox to facilitate the access to transition finance?
- How do we provide the right tools and incentives to SMEs and consumers to get access to transition finance?
- How can we improve the resilience to sustainability risk?
- How can the contribution of the financial sector to sustainability further increase?
- How can the integrity and orderly transition of the financial sector to sustainability be ensured?
Albane Demblans Deputy Head B2 – Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission
Emmanuel Buttin Policy Officer, Unit B2 – Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission
Sirpa Pietikäinen Member of European Parliament
David Henry Doyle Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, EMEA, S&P Global
Chris Muyldermans Head EU Affairs, Corporate Public Affairs KBC Group NV
Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath, Bankwatch Strategic Area Leader and Senior Policy OfficerModerated by David Veredas Partner and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at Vlerick Business School
SESSION 2: Sustainable reporting, disclosure and taxonomy
- Will the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) succeed in making sustainability reporting by companies more consistent and comparable?
- Will the common standards for disclosure set out in Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) make investor better informed and able to compare?
- How can we ensure that the EU Taxonomy sorts green from greenwashed?
- Does the delegated act supplementing article 8 of the taxonomy regulation provide markets and investors with the clear and comparable sustainability information needed to prevent greenwashing?
Alain Deckers Head of Unit C1–Corporate Reporting, Audit & Credit Rating Agencies, DG FISMA, European Commission
Angelique Laskewitz Executive Director, VBDO
Anna Driggs Director and Associate Chief Counsel, Global Funds Policy at Investment Company Institute
Ilan Jacobs Director, EMEA Government Affairs, Citi
Moderated by David Veredas Partner and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at Vlerick Business School