Join us on June 25 for our monthly Fin & Tonic on the future of Sustainable Finance! During this Fin & Tonic, we will bring experienced practitioners with a global perspective to fuel a lively discussion on ESG metrics, green bonds and the future of Sustainable Finance.
Environmental, social and governance issues are now a major factor in investment. In fact, in the words of former NYC Mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, “capital markets are one of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change”. And one which is often overlooked!
Sustainable finance refers to any form of financial service integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the business or investment decisions for the lasting benefit of both clients and society at large.
According to Leonie Schreve, ING's Global Head of Sustainable Finance, the appetite for green bonds and loans is growing across all sectors and types of companies. The demand, Schreve says, is coming from companies learning they can use this financing to achieve sustainable goals.*
6.00 Doors open
6.30 Welcome & Intro by Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt
6.45 Panel Discussion
• Arnaud Brohé, PHD, CEO - CO2Logic
• Stephen Freedman, PHD, Head of Sustainable Investing Solutions - UBS
7.45 Networking reception
Arnaud Brohé, PhD, is CEO of CO2logic Inc., an international carbon management and offset firm. Brohé teaches carbon management at Imperial College London. His book Carbon Markets, published by Routledge in 2009, was the winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Award (2010). Brohé’s new book, a Handbook of Carbon Accounting, was released by Greenleaf Publishing (Taylor & Francis) in December 2016.
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