Sustainable Finance Discussions

March 2021

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs and IOGP organised a series of virtual events to explore the future of Sustainable Finance in Europe.

1st Webinar – EU Taxonomy as a driver for sustainable energy transition

The first online discussion of the series took place on 2nd March. It explored the potential evolution and impacts of a new system for sustainable investments.

The speakers tackled the role of sustainable finance in enabling the EU’s energy transition.

 

Speakers:

  • Adela Tesarova, Deputy Head of Unit of Economic Analysis and Foresight, Recovery at DG ENER, European Commission
  • Ondrej Knotek, Member of the European Parliament
  • Charlotte Gardes, Deputy Head of Unit of Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk at the French Treasury
  • Rachel Bonfante, Co-chair of the IOGP Corporate Governance, Transparency and Reporting Subcommittee

Moderator:

  • Martin Bresson, Former Counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU

Opening remarks:

  • François-Régis Mouton, Regional Director Europe at IOGP

2nd Webinar – EU Taxonomy and its use in practice

As the EU develops a framework to support sustainable investments, questions arise around how this will be put to use both for private and public actors.

On 11th March, the speakers discussed the usability of Taxonomy in the EU’s energy transition, focusing on its development, evolution and impact.

 

Speakers:

  • Elia Trippel, Policy Expert at SG RECOVER, European Commission
  • Slavka Eley, Head of Markets, Products, Innovation at the European Banking Authority
  • Jaakko Kooroshy, Head of Sustainable Investment Data & Methodologies at FTSE Russell

Moderator:

  • Martin Bresson, Former Counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU

Opening remarks:

  • François-Régis Mouton, Regional Director Europe at IOGP
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