ESG for Banks, Firms and Institutional Investors: Advances and Challenges
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 14.10-16.45 UK Time
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 14.30-16.45 UK Time
Organized by the Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation (IFFR) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
The conference will address a wide range of topics on ESG (Environmental-Social-Governance) of interest to banks, companies, institutional investors, regulators, policy makers, and supervisors in Greece and abroad. This is a high-quality event organized by two prominent organizations to inform all interested parties on the latest developments in the ESG field and discuss challenges and solutions.
Distinguished academic and professional speakers from prestigious organizations will deliver in-depth presentations and convey their experience to inform the audience on what it takes for all stakeholders to succeed in this demanding reformulation of practices in the finance industry.
Why do ESG ratings differ across providers?
- Why does this discrepancy arise?
- Should we care about it?
- How can we solve it?
- What is the role of the regulator?
How can corporates take ESG criteria into account & succeed?
- Identifying, managing, monitoring and reporting. What is ESG integration and how can corporates do it right?
- Following robust ESG management practices increases access to finance for corporations. What do investors and banks require?
- How have leading corporates maintained global leading ESG rankings over time?
- Practical examples on required reforms: Operational efficiency, acquisitions, climate risk and resilience and social impact
Sustainable banking: The present and the future
- What should banks do to interact in an ESG manner with corporates?
- What are the latest trends in sustainable banking and what can a company do to benefit from it?
- Sustainable banking: What are the challenges?
- Green bonds
Institutional investors and ESG: The practice
- Introduction to ESG investment terminologies and implementation approaches
- Overview of the prevailing responsible investing spectrum in the market
- How does an asset owner apply ESG criteria to its investment process?
- How do investors engage with corporates?
- What is the role of stock exchanges?
Case studies for Corporates & Institutional investors: BGO and Swiss Re
Climate risks: Do investors take them into account & How can we measure them?
- Do institutional investors care about climate risks?
- How can we measure climate risks in practice? The role of Fintech
- What types of climate risks do U.S. stock prices reflect?
EU Regulation: Existing & Forthcoming proposals
- Sustainable finance and EU policy
- European Green Deal
- What are the reforms in the Greek market?
EU Recovery and Resilience Fund for Greece: How does this relate to ESG?
The conference is organized by Professor George Skiadopoulos, Director of IFFR and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). IFFR is a leading international research center which bridges the gap between finance industry and academia. Experts, academics and professionals from prominent universities and institutions conduct state-of-the-art research on current and emerging topics of interest to the finance industry, regulators, and policy makers. EBRD is owned by 69 countries as well as the EU and the EIB. Since 1991, it has played a historic role and gained unique expertise in fostering change, by investing almost €150 billion in a total of more than 6,000 projects across three continents. The EBRD is now committed to ensuring that, by 2025, the majority of its business volume is green.
Registration is free.