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
  • Prime Minister António Costa, Portugal
  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Isabel Ucha, CEO, Euronext Lisbon
  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norway

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, CEO, 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 Chairwoman of the Executive Committee, Solvay
    • Peter Oosterveer, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, Arcadis
    • Tore Enger, CEO, TECO 2030

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