Sunday, October 7, 2018

Event - UNEP FI Global Roundtable and Paris Climate Finance

The 4th Climate Finance Day and the UN Environment Finance Initiative’s biennial Global Roundtable will take place on November 26 - 28, 2018, in Paris, France. UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Finance for Tomorrow, an initiative of Paris EUROPLACE, are joining forces to stage three days of action on sustainable finance in the city where decisive action on climate change was finally taken in 2015. Finance for Tomorrow and UNEP FI are co-organizing their two flagship events which together will be the major global rendez-vous in 2018 dedicated to mobilizing the financial sector to deliver a sustainable financial system.

The 4th edition of Climate Finance Day will build on the steady and growing financial sector mobilization worldwide and on the political momentum following the Paris Agreement and the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. The event is the waypoint to take stock of private and public actors’ commitments and major achievements on green and climate finance issues. This year, it will focus on the progress made towards the greening of the global financial system as well as climate action in financial institutions, central banks and supervisors. The event will also highlight the next steps for climate finance development, by showcasing the development and outreach of innovative products, asset classes, and business lines in private equity and green loans.

Speaker Highlights
  • Tengku Zafrul Aziz Group CEO, CIMB Group
  • Nizar Baraka President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Morocco
  • Marine de Bazelaire Head of Sustainability, HSBC Continental Europe
  • Peter Blom CEO of Triodos Bank
  • Jean-Laurent Bonnafé CEO of BNP Paribas
  • Tatiana Bosteels Director Responsibility and Head of Responsible Property Investment at Hermers Investment Management
  • Thomas Buberl CEO of AXA
  • Richard Cantor Chief Risk Officer, Moody’s Corporation & Chief Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Danielle Carreira Senior Manager, Environmental Issues, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Yong-byoung Cho CEO and Chairman of Shinhan Financial Group
  • Fabio Coelho Superintendent of Previc, Brasil
  • Peter Cripps Editor of Environmental Finance
  • Augustin de Romanet Chairman of Paris Europlace
  • Louis Douady Head of Environmental and Social Responsibility, Natixis
  • Denis Duverne Chairman of AXA
  • Gerben Everts Board Member of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets(AFM)
  • Shu Gu President, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
  • Elliott Harris UN Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Economist, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Frank Hovorka Director of Strategy, Quartus
  • Fabian Huwyler Head of Green Solutions, Impact Advisory and Finance, Credit Suisse
  • Dr. Ma Jun Director of the Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research
  • Rana Kapoor CEO of Yes Bank
  • Jung-tai Kim CEO of Hana Financial Group
  • Richard Mattison CEO of Trucost S&P
  • Greg Medcraft Director, OECD Directorate on Financial and Enterprise Affairs
  • Tshokolo Petrus Nchocho CEO of Land Bank
  • Fredrik Nilzén Head of Group Sustainability at Swedbank
  • Saker Nusseibeh CEO of Hermes Investment Management
  • Joshua Oigara Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, KCB Group
  • Maiko OKUNO Chief Analyst in Environment and Energy Dept, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.,Ltd. (MURC)
  • Frédéric Oudéa CEO of Société Générale
  • Josien Piek Head of EMEA at GRESB
  • Brune Poirson Secretary of State, France
  • Marcos Ramírez Miguel CEO of Grupo Financiero Banorte
  • Paula Rey Garcia Team Leader of European Commission
  • Nick Robins Professor of Practice in Sustainable Finance, LSE
  • Madeleine Ronquest Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management, First Rand
  • David Rouch Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Nancy Saich Senior Adviser in Climate and Environment of European Investment Bank
  • Fernando Alberto Silva Facetti National Senator of Authentic Radical Liberal Party
  • Peter Sweatman CEO of Climate Strategy and Partners
  • Guenther Thallinger CEO of Allianz Investment Management
  • Carlos Torres Vila CEO of BBVA
  • Satya Tripathi Assistant Secretary of General UN Environment
  • Eric Usher Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Casper von Koskull President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nordea
  • Herbert Wigwe CEO of Access Bank
  • Philippe Zaouati CEO of Mirova, Chair of Finance for Tomorrow

  • Careen Abb Positive Impact Finance, Programme Lead, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Butch Bacani UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Simone Dettling UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Elodie Feller UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Geeda Haddad Regional Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Sabina Timco Iacazzi Lead, Social Issues and Human Rights, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Anders Nordheim UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Liesel van Ast Membership and Regional Co-ordination Manager, UNEP Finance Initiative
Click here for the agenda
Click here to register.

About Climate Finance Day

Climate Finance Day is the annual flagship event of Finance for Tomorrow which aims to mobilise the international financial sector on the fight against climate change and to showcase innovative solutions provided both by public and private market players. The 1st edition n 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters dedicated to the theme “shift the trillions” initiated the mobilization of the financial sector ahead of COP21. In 2016 the second CFD was held in Casablanca, just before COP22,to move forward especially in Africa. In 2017, the 3rd edition aimed at accelerating actions and commitments on the eve of the One Planet Summit held to celebrate the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement. After the success of the 3 first editions, this Paris Rendez-Vous will annually take stock of the key achievements and the most innovative solutions on green finance issues. For more information go to

About Finance for Tomorrow

Gathering more than 60 members and international observers, Finance for Tomorrow is the initiative launch in June 2017 with Paris EUROPLACE to make green and sustainable finance a key driving force in the development of the Paris Financial Center, in order to position it as the international point of reference on these issues. The development of green & sustainable finance should contribute to redirecting capital flows towards a low-carbon and inclusive economy, in accordance with the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs). For more information go to

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