Global Sustain Group held its 4th ESG Responsible Investments & Sustainable Finance Forum  in Frankfurt on 21.5.2019, partnered by the Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG) & SEB AB, Frankfurt Branch. 
Among forum speakers were senior managers from: European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), SEB AB Frankfurt Branch, BMO Global Asset Management, FNG, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), Cicero Climate Research Center, SD-M, Global Sustain and others.


16.30 – 21.00 (SEB AB, Frankfurt Branch Conference Centre)

16.30 – 17.00: Registration & Warming Up

17.00 – 17.10: Introductory Remarks by Co-Organizers: Global Sustain, FNG, SEB AB (Terje Andersen, Markets Senior Advisor)

17.10 – 17.40: 1st Impulse Speech: Michael Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group & Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director Global Sustain GmbH   

17.40 – 18.00: 2nd Impulse Speech: Stefan Pletzer, Head of Financial Institutions, SEB AB (Frankfurt Branch) 

18.00 – 19.00: 1st Panel Discussion: The ESG Market Trends, ESG Investment/Integration/Evaluation Strategies. ESG not only as Trend but also as Performer? How can we achieve common ESG Standards? (with Q&A)

  • Marius Cara, Deputy Head Investor Relations, European Investment Bank 
  • Christina Wadsjoe, Co-Head ESG Analysis, SEB Investment Management AB 
  • Nina Roth, Nina Roth, ESG Responsible Investments, BMO Global Asset Management  
  • Volker Weber, President, FNG 
  • Dr. Axel Hesse, Founder, SD-M GmbH  

Moderated by: Yannis Salavopoulos, Global Sustain  

19.00 – 20.00: 2nd Panel: How the new EU regulatory/taxonomy proposals, Sustainable Finance & ESG Initiatives (e.g. TCFD) & can impact investment & ESG industry & how ESG can be integrated into sustainability reports? (with Q&A)

  • Maya Hennekes, ESG Sector Head, Financial Intermediaries, EBRD 
  • Luis Neves, CEO, Global e-Sustainability Initiative 
  • Alexander Oliver Berg, Senior Advisor, CICERO Climate Research Centre     

Moderated by: Michael Spanos, Global Sustain   

20.00 – 20.10: Sumup – Conclusions – Q&A 

20.10 – 21.00: Networking Reception with Buffett








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