Euronext ESG Summit

FINANCING THE BLUE AND
GREEN ECONOMY
Lisbon, 8 – 9 June 2021

On demand

About the event

The “Financing the Blue and Green Economy” virtual summit begins on 8 June 2021, World Oceans Day, the United Nations day celebrating the role of oceans in our ecosystem and inspiring action to protect our marine resources.

This high-level pan-European summit aims to promote discussion on the acceleration of economic recovery, and contribute to the stimulation of ESG investments to facilitate a transition to a sustainable society.

Join us for leadership insights from the world’s foremost experts, exploring pressing concerns and questions faced by all levels of market participants today.

  • How will economic recovery be accelerated and supported by the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility?
  • How much is expected from private investment and capital markets?
  • What opportunities will there be for Blue and Green investments during the recovery?
  • How will Europe lead and influence global capital markets in financing the energy transition and the objectives of the Paris agreement?
  • How will the social pillar be reinforced in the aftermath of the pandemic?
  • What will be the role of financial innovation in accelerating the sustainable agenda?

Confirmed Speakers

António Guterres

Secretary-General of the
United Nations

Augusto Santos Silva

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Portugal

Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Norway

Gabriele Galateri di Genola

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Assicurazioni Generali

Guntram Wolff

Director
Bruegel

Ilham Kadri

CEO and President of the Executive Committee
Solvay

Isabel Ucha

CEO
Euronext Lisbon

Isabelle Job-Bazille

Group Chief Economist
Crédit Agricole S.A

Jean Lemierre

Chairman
BNP Paribas

Kjerstin Braathen

CEO
DNB ASA

Mairead McGuinness

European Commissioner for Financial Services
European Commission

Maja Markovčić Kostelac

Executive Director
European Maritime Safety Agency

Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO
EDP & EDPR

Paolo Gentiloni

European Commissioner for Economy
European Commission

Peter Oosterveer

CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board
Arcadis

Peter Thomson

UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Roberto Cingolani

Minister for the Ecological Transition of Italy

Sabine Lochmann

President
Vigeo Eiris

Stéphane Boujnah

CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board
Euronext

Steven Maijoor

Member of the Governing Board
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Tomas Nauclér

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Tore Enger

CEO
TECO 2030 ASA

Yves Perrier

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Amundi

Conducted by

Alastair Marsh

Journalist
Bloomberg

Greg Ritchie

Journalist
Bloomberg

Karen Koh

Master of Ceremonies
Journalist

Sharon Chen

Journalist
Bloomberg

Todd Gillespie

Journalist
Bloomberg

Agenda

Day 1
8 June 2021 | 09:30 – 12:30 CEST

Day 2
9 June 2021 | 09:30 – 12:30 CEST

Summit opening

Opening session

  • Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board, Euronext
  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Isabel Ucha, CEO, Euronext Lisbon
  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway
  • Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Portugal

Session 1 | Accelerating a sustainable recovery of Europe

Session 3 | Financial Innovation for Blue and Green Investment

This session will address the recovery path that lies ahead for Europe, namely the challenge for monetary and fiscal policies to support economic growth. The economic impact of the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility will be discussed with a focus on a green and digital economy. As financing the Green Deal will require significant investment from both private and public capital, speakers will also explore the role of capital markets in directing European savings to accelerate this goal, as well as promoting sustainable finance by incorporating ESG factors into investment decision-making.

Centred on investment, this panel will discuss how investors are shaping financial markets in their search for returns and impact, and how companies are adapting to that pressure. On the product side, speakers will look at the performance of ESG Bonds, be they Green, Social, Blue or Sustainability-linked, and their development as a financing and investment solution. The panel will also cover the growing relevance of ESG Indices, ESG ETFs and other ESG- linked products in reshaping investor portfolios, as well as whether the increasing retail participation in the marketsis pushing the ESG agenda.

Keynote speech

  • Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy, European Commission

Panel discussion

  • Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman of the Board of Directors,
    Assicurazioni Generali
  • Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel
  • Isabelle Job-Bazille, Group Chief Economist, Crédit Agricole S.A.
Moderated by Todd Gillespie, Journalist, Bloomberg

Keynote speech

  • Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Panel discussion

  • Jean Lemierre, Chairman, BNP Paribas
  • Kjerstin Braathen, CEO, DNB ASA
Moderated by Greg Ritchie, Journalist, Bloomberg
  • Miguel Stilwell de Andrade, CEO, EDP & EDPR in conversation with Greg Ritchie

Session 2 | Sustainable Finance: leading from Europe

Session 4 | Blue economy: a sea of opportunities

The European Union is leading the way to become the first carbon neutral continent by 2050, setting the framework for finance to play a key role in pushing the sustainability agenda. This panel will focus on the EU Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy going forward, and governance and social issues in particular.

As the establishment of common and internationally-recognised standards is key to attracting more investments, the session will also cover significant recent developments in ESG international standards, including taxonomies, accounting and reporting rules.

What would it take for the European Union to reach its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050? This session will explore the pathways to decarbonise Europe and its socioeconomic implications, with a special focus on blue activities.

The ocean has a key role to play in the recovery from the global pandemic, the transition to a net-zero resilient economy and the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The session will offer perspectives on how we can expand our use of the ocean to produce food, energy and mobility. To better understand how we can use the ocean more sustainably, Euronext will present a snapshot of listed companies in the Blue Economy and showcase some best practices and outstanding projects.

Keynote speech

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, European Commission

Panel discussion

  • Sabine Lochmann, President, Vigeo Eiris
  • Yves Perrier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Amundi
Moderated by Alastair Marsh, Journalist, Bloomberg

Keynote speech

  • Tomas Nauclér, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Fireside chat

  • Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director,
    European Maritime Safety Agency
Conducted by Sharon Chen, Journalist, Bloomberg

Case studies

  • Snapshot of Blue companies listed on Euronext
  • ESG flagship projects
    • Ilham Kadri, CEO and President of the Executive Committee, Solvay
    • Peter Oosterveer, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, Arcadis
    • Tore Enger, CEO, TECO 2030 ASA

Closing

  • Steven Maijoor, Member of the Governing Board of
    De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Summit closing

  • Roberto Cingolani, Minister for the Ecological Transition of Italy
  • Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board,
    Euronext

Day 1
8 June 2021 | 09:30 – 12:30 CEST

Summit opening

  • Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board, Euronext
  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Session 1 | Accelerating a sustainable recovery of Europe

This session will address the recovery path that lies ahead for Europe, namely the challenge for monetary and fiscal policies to support economic growth. The economic impact of the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility will be discussed with a focus on a green and digital economy. As financing the Green Deal will require significant investment from both private and public capital, speakers will also explore the role of capital markets in directing European savings to accelerate this goal, as well as promoting sustainable finance by incorporating ESG factors into investment decision-making.

Keynote speech

  • Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy, European Commission

Panel discussion

  • Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman of the Board of Directors,
    Assicurazioni Generali
  • Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel
  • Isabelle Job-Bazille, Group Chief Economist, Crédit Agricole S.A.
Moderated by Todd Gillespie, Journalist, Bloomberg

Session 2 | Sustainable Finance: leading from Europe

The European Union is leading the way to become the first carbon neutral continent by 2050, setting the framework for finance to play a key role in pushing the sustainability agenda. This panel will focus on the EU Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy going forward, and governance and social issues in particular.

As the establishment of common and internationally-recognised standards is key to attracting more investments, the session will also cover significant recent developments in ESG international standards, including taxonomies, accounting and reporting rules.

Keynote speech

  • Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, European Commission

Panel discussion

  • Sabine Lochmann, President, Vigeo Eiris
  • Yves Perrier, CEO, Amundi
Moderated by Alastair Marsh, Journalist, Bloomberg

Closing

  • Steven Maijoor, Member of the Governing Board of
    De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Day 2
9 June 2021 | 09:30 – 12:30 CEST

Opening session

  • Isabel Ucha, CEO, Euronext Lisbon
  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway
  • Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Portugal

Session 3 | Financial Innovation for Blue and Green Investment

Centred on investment, this panel will discuss how investors are shaping financial markets in their search for returns and impact, and how companies are adapting to that pressure. On the product side, speakers will look at the performance of ESG Bonds, be they Green, Social, Blue or Sustainability-linked, and their development as a financing and investment solution. The panel will also cover the growing relevance of ESG Indices, ESG ETFs and other ESG- linked products in reshaping investor portfolios, as well as whether the increasing retail participation in the marketsis pushing the ESG agenda.

Keynote speech

  • Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Panel discussion

  • Jean Lemierre, Chairman, BNP Paribas
  • Kjerstin Braathen, CEO, DNB ASA
Moderated by Greg Ritchie, Journalist, Bloomberg
  • Miguel Stilwell de Andrade, CEO, EDP & EDPR in conversation with Greg Ritchie

Session 4 | Blue economy: a sea of opportunities

What would it take for the European Union to reach its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050? This session will explore the pathways to decarbonise Europe and its socioeconomic implications, with a special focus on blue activities.

The ocean has a key role to play in the recovery from the global pandemic, the transition to a net-zero resilient economy and the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The session will offer perspectives on how we can expand our use of the ocean to produce food, energy and mobility. To better understand how we can use the ocean more sustainably, Euronext will present a snapshot of listed companies in the Blue Economy and showcase some best practices and outstanding projects.

Keynote speech

  • Tomas Nauclér, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Fireside chat

  • Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director,
    European Maritime Safety Agency
Conducted by Sharon Chen, Journalist, Bloomberg

Case studies

  • Snapshot of Blue companies listed on Euronext
  • ESG flagship projects
    • Ilham Kadri, CEO and Chairwoman of the Executive Committee, Solvay
    • Peter Oosterveer, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, Arcadis
    • Tore Enger, CEO, TECO 2030

Summit closing

  • Roberto Cingolani, Minister for the Ecological Transition of Italy
  • Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board,
    Euronext

About Euronext

This summit will leverage Euronext’s commitment to the financial ecosystem, not only to ensure financial stability, but to contribute decisively to a sustainable growth model.

Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting local economies to global capital markets to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. With a strong commitment to sustainability, Euronext operates regulated and transparent exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal, and provides custody and settlement services through central securities depositories in Denmark, Italy, Norway and Portugal.

In 2020, Euronext was the Number 1 exchange for ESG bonds and the leading ESG index provider for structured products in Europe.

Find out more about Euronext and its commitment to sustainability.

There are no costs associated with the participation in the Euronext ESG Summit, but if you would like to contribute to a cause, we are supporting Ocean Alive, Portugal’s first co-operative dedicated to ocean protection.

Ocean Alive’s project is focused on the Sado estuary, where seagrass meadows are the nursery habitat for both the prey of the resident dolphin population and for the fish and shellfish which the fishing community’s economy depends on. Led by women, its programme empowers local fisherwomen to act as Keepers of the Sea, with marine education projects and activities that transform behaviours for ocean protection. Ocean Alive’s institutional partner is UNESCO.

 If you would like to learn more: visit www.ocean-alive.org

If you would like to donate or contribute: www.ocean-alive.org/en/donate

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