“Connecting Green Finance with Sustainable Brands: ESG Investments in Digitalization, Clean Energy & Sustainable Brands, as Growth Drivers towards a Low Carbon Economy”

Agenda

16.00 – 16.10: Welcome / Introductory Remarks: Volker Weber, President, FNG & Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH

16.10 – 17.10: 1st Panel: ESG Sustainable Investments & Green Finance Trends Panel with Q&A

Panels Moderator: Detlev Glow, Head of EMEA Research, Thomson Reuters Lipper

Panel Speakers:

      1. Kristina Jeromin, Head of Group Sustainability (Germany)
      2. Claudia Tober, Managing Director, FNG Forum (Germany)
      3. Marius Cara, D. Head of Investor Relations, European Investment Bank (Luxemburg)
      4. Kostis Tselenis, Head of Investments, Quadia (Switzerland)
      5. Jean-Florent, Head of FI Business Development, Trucost (S&P Dow Jones Indices)
      6. Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience & Sustainability, AON (UK)
      7. Marius Cara, D. Head of Investor Relations, European Investment Bank (Luxemburg)

17.10 – 17.25: 1st Keynote Speech: Michael Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group & Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH (CEO, CCG GmbH) on the “Future of ESG Responsible Investments & Green Finance. From Theory to Praxis. A disruptive Approach”

17.25 – 17.40: 2nd Keynote Speech: Claudia Tober, Managing Director, FNG on “ESG Responsible Investments Market Trends in Germany & DACH Region”

17.40 – 18.40: 2nd Panel: Connecting ESG Investments & Green Finance with Sustainable Brands Panel with Q & A

Panel speakers:

      1. Dr. Maja Göpel, General Secretary, German Advisory Council on Global Change – Scientific Council of the Federal Government of Germany
      2. Christian Pech, Director IBB & Regional Chairman IBF
      3. Peter Koegler,  Director Corporate & Ecosystem Finance, Conservation International
      4. March Weissberger, CFO, Climate KIC
      5. Markus Schwaniger, CFO Ecoligo GmbH

18.40 – 19.00: Sum up + Conclusions

19.00: Networking Reception with Buffet

 

Speakers

Kristina Jeromin, Head of Group Sustainability, Deutsche Börse AG

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Since October 2015, Kristina has been responsible for Group-wide sustainability management, covering the company’s roles as an international capital market organiser, DAX-listed company and member of society. She joined Deutsche Börse Group in 2009 was responsible for internal and external communication of Deutsche Börse Group’s sustainability strategy.

Jean-Florent, Head of FI Business Development, Trucost (S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Jean-Florent is Head of Business Development at Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. Jean-Florent is responsible for Germany, France, Switzerland and other European countries. Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.

Detlev Glow, Head of Research, EMEA, Thomson Reuters Lipper

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Detlef is Head of EMEA Research at Lipper. He joined the firm in 2005 from FERI Wealth Management, where he was Director of Portfolio Management, managing segregated accounts for high net worth individuals (HNWI). Prior to FERI, he spent nine years with tecis Holding AG, most recently as Head of Fund Research for tecis Asset Management AG.

Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience & Sustainability, AON Plc

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Leading Aon’s global strategy and initiatives to address the urban protection gap, leveraging analyics to enhance resilience, and reduce our environmental impacts. Head of the sustainability programme for Aon’s UK operations, including Aon Risk Solutions, Aon Benfield, and Aon Hewitt • Leading development of an EMEA sustainability programm

Volker Weber, President, Forum für Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)

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Volker serves since September 2007 as Chairman of the Board for the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), the Sustainable Investment Forum of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MAMA Sustainable Incubation AG based in Berlin. Between September 2008 and November 2009 he worked for the consultancy Beratungsgesellschaft Erfinderdienst mbH based in Hamburg.

Claudia Tober, Managing Director, Forum für Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)

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Claudia Tober ist seit März 2009 Geschäftsführerin des Forums Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V. für Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (FNG). Seit 2011 ist Sie außerdem Vizepräsidentin des Europäischen Dachverbandes Eurosif – European Sustainable Investment Forum.

Marius Cara, Deputy Head of Investor Relations, Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank

Marius Cara is the Deputy Head of Investor Relations and Marketing Division at EIB. His main responsibilities include marketing of the EIB Climate Awareness Bonds (CAB), on-going liaison with investors, rating agencies and credit analysts and general market communication on EIB developments. 

Dina Lorentz, Business Development Manager Regulatory, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Dina Lorentz studied economic law focusing on finance and started her career as a consultant and investment banker specialized in the acquisition and respective valuation of financial institutions.

Christian Pech, Director, Investitionsbank Berlin & Regional Chairman IBF

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Christian is head of loans / banks / fund management in the Investment Bank Berlin. After a bank apprenticeship and studying business administration at the University of Siegen, he worked, from 1993 until 1997, for the Weber bank and then until 1999 for Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse corporate customers.

Peter Koegler, Director, Corporate and Ecosystem Finance, Conservation International

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Peter Koegler is a senior leader with core competencies in programme management, policy and strategy development in the areas of circular economy, sustainable development, climate change and emissions trading, renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

Markus Schwaninger, Co-Founder & CFO at ecoligo GmbH

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Ecoligo was founded by Markus Schwaninger and Martin Baart, three years after they met at a solar conference in Kenya in 2013. Thanks to many years of experience in the renewable energy and development cooperation, the two have impressive knowledge of these fields and an extensive professional network.

Reinhard Oldenburg, Treasurer, International Bankers Forum (IBF)

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Trainee Bank fuer Handel un Industrie AG, Berlin, 1977-1979. Practicant Dresdner Bank New York branch, New York City, 1982-1983. Reginal manager Bayerische Hypotheken und Wechsel Bank, Munich, 1985-1987. International credit analyst Berliner Bank AG, Berlin, 1987-1989, manager international syndications, 1989-1991. Corporation banking officer, vice president Commerzbank AG, 1992-2000, head corporation banking department, since 2000.

Kostis Tselenis, Head of Investments, Quadia (Switzerland)

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Kostis has more than a decade of focused experience with Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Project Finance. He has worked with private and institutional investors, such as the COFRA Group / Good Energies (now known as Bregal Energy), a leading global private investor in Real Estate and Renewable Energy.

Marc Weissberger, Group CFO, Climate KIC

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Marc was previously CFO and Managing Director of Veolia, Deutschland, where he was co-responsible for the overall management of 120 companies with 3 business lines (energy, water, recycling) serving 100 communities and 130,000 industrial customers.

Dr. Maja Göpel, Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Scientific Council of the German Federal Government

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Since 1 September, Dr. Maja Göpel has been the new Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Maja Göpel was the head of the Berlin Office of the Wuppertal Institute and is a member of the Club of Rome and the Ballaton Group. Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind.

Michael Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group

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Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of Global Sustain Group, an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); an AHC Group Senior Associate; and a member of the secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Network and of the Advisory Board of the CEO Clubs in Greece. 

Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH (MD, CCG GmbH)

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Yannis Salavopoulos (MBA, MSc), is Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH & Group Head International Affairs. He is also Visiting Lecturer for Public Affairs at SRH Berlin University and Senior Advisor for Public Affairs/Policy & Strategy for various companies.

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