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Sustainable finance in Nordic-Baltic seminar - watch live at 8:30 on 9 November

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​To discuss EU strategy for sustainable finance in our region, Finance Latvia Association and Finance Finland, in partnership with the European Commission, are organizing a deep dive on sustainable finance. Our keynote speaker is Valdis Dombrovskis. The event starts at 8:30 and can be watched  live below.

Streaming of the event starts at 8:30

 


Programme

8:30 Opening

Piia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director, Finance Finland

 

8:40 Introduction

Risto Murto, President and CEO, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

 

9:00 – 9:10 Keynote speech

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

 

9:10 Panel discussion: EU’s Sustainable Finance Agenda

 

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

Marja Nykänen, Deputy Governor, Bank of Finland

Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA & Chair of the Sustainable Finance Working Group at European Banking Federation

Ieva Tetere, CEO, SEB Latvia & Supervisory Council, Finance Latvia Association

Risto Murto, President and CEO, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Satu Hassi, Member of the Parliament, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Environmental Committee

 

Moderator: Piia-Noora Kauppi, Managing Director, Finance Finland

 

9:55 Opening of session

Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association

 

10:00 Work of European Banks on Climate Change 

Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA & Chair of the Sustainable Finance Working Group at EBF

 

10:10 Panel discussion: Sustainable Finance in action – how to think about the impact in Baltics and Nordics and how to measure it

 

Esko Kivisaari, Deputy Managing Director, Finance Finland

Robert Kitt, CEO, Swedbank Estonia

Jukka Honkaniemi, Senior Banker, SEB

Lija Strašuna, Chief Economist, Swedbank Latvia

Timo Pietilä, Head of Capital Markets Financing, OP Financial Group

Igors Kasjanovs, Senior Economist, Sustainability and Mandate, Treasury department, Nordic Investment Bank

 

Moderator: Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association

 

10:55 Break

 

11:20 Opening of session 

Aila Aho, Executive Adviser, Sustainability, Nordea & Member of European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Rapporteur of Green Bond subgroup

11:30 Green Bond Structuring and Early Stage Scoping

Leena Kassinen, Associate Director, Green Bonds, OP Corporate Bank

 

11:40 Panel discussion: Sustainability-driven Business Models, Funding Vehicles and Mechanisms

Discussion will focus on funding vehicles and mechanisms in corporate sector as well as in public sector, including in municipalities

 

Eric Gällstad, Head of Public Sector Lending in the Nordics, Germany and Austria, European Investment Bank

Paulius Zarauskas, Head of Capital Markets, Baltic Division at SEB

Lauri Rosendahl, President, Nasdaq Nordic

Nicholas Stancioff, Latvian Baltic Energy Efficiency Fund

Joakim Holmström, Executive Vice President, Head of Capital Markets, Municipality Finance

 

Moderator: Aila Aho, Executive Adviser, Sustainability, Nordea & Member of EC Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Rapporteur of Green Bond subgroup

 

12:35 Closing - Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association

Lunch