Sustainable Finance &
Climate Risk Event
Mastering climate risk management, ESG data and reporting
New regulations, the risk of biodiversity loss; the transition presents the financial industry with both huge challenges and risks, as opportunities. Meanwhile, the sustainability transition needs to be accelerated, and the financial sector is the key player to dictate the speed. Current economic and social crises create an urgency to intensify our efforts towards a sustainable financial system. There is still a long way to go if we want to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal.
About this conference
Highlights of the conference
Who will attend?
What does the Sustainable Finance & Climate Risk Event look like?
Meet with 100+ key stakeholders, leading experts and business peers and learn where their focus lies in the Dutch market. The wide group consists of (institutional) investors, asset managers, banks, insurers, pension funds, private equity, distributors, and service providers to debate current and urgent affairs. You will get the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn how other financial institutions and investors plan on leading the sustainable finance ambition. That’s why this congress is most relevant to organisations who are advanced in their ESG journey
Welcome, registration, coffee and tea
Opening by ChairBrenda Kramer
Opening: Long term considerations in Sustainable FinanceBas Haring
Philosopher Bas Haring shares his reflections on Sustainable Finance and will speak about the essence of sustainability, how should we take into account the quality of life of future people — people who don’t exist yet? He will be reflecting on the added benefits of cold and hard rationality on a soft topic like sustainability and the motivation to care for the topic.
- Long term considerations in Sustainable Finance
- Rationality: Sustainability as a soft and warm topic versus the hardness and coldness of rationality
- Motivation for the topic
Critical Overview - The sustainability transition: the road towards net zeroHeleen de Coninck Koen de Leus Mirjam Bani
Sustainability is a wicked problem in a complex system. How do we make that system part of the solution instead of the problem? This critical overview will discuss what the financial sector is currently doing to take climate risks into account and what is needed to advance this.
- How far have we come and how far to go? Where are we expected to be by now?
- Climate perspective and the role of and influence on the financial sector
- The inclusion of developing countries in the sustainability transition
The Data Dilemma: how to navigate ESG Data complexityTjeerd Krumpelman Erik Breen Leonie Mekel
Biodiversity: designing a Nature positive Financial SystemTineke Lambooij Karin van Dijk
• Quantifying risks of biodiversity loss and incorporation into climate risk frameworks
• Align financial flows with the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework (next steps after COP15)
• Strategic solutions to positively influence biodiversity. From strategy to reporting to implementation
• Beyond Carbon: exploring the links between biodiversity, climate and other ESG issues and their implications for sustainable finance
Building Cultures of SustainabilityWalter Faaij
• Sustainability: is not just about technology and business cases, it’s about people and culture
• Culture: how people shape culture and culture shapes people; how cultural patterns may help (or not).
• Liminality: why the confusion, uncertainty, conflict and power struggles are essential to successful culture change.
• Viral change: how to spread the change contagiously with green rebels, campfire dialogue and storytelling.
• Insight into sustainability as a corporate culture challenge
• Tools and methods to get a better anthropological understanding of corporate culture
• A model to structurally address and embed sustainability into corporate culture
• Stories and inspiration to provide a new perspective and generate ideas)
The importance of sustainability dividends for the Johan Cruyff Arena: a case studyKelly Ruigrok Willem Hegen
In recent years, sustainability has become more than a management ambition at the JCA. It has become a non-negotiable requirement to keep stakeholders happy. As one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment venues, the JCA deals with a wide group of stakeholders, including: shareholders, financiers, governments, regulators, sports clubs, international artists and of course its hundreds of thousands of visitors.
To support its sustainability strategy, the JCA uses GSES not only to measure the sustainability performance of its own organization and its suppliers but also at events such as concerts (Coldplay) and sporting events (football games of Ajax and international matches). This combination has proven to be so successful that GSES and JCA have created a new public standard for measuring the sustainability performance of entertainment venues and events worldwide.
Breakout sessions3 break-outs
Redefining Credit Risk Assessment: The Inclusion of Climate Risk Exposure
- Unveiling the UNEP-certified model for calculating Physical and Transitional Risk exposure in a loan portfolio
- Discover potential avenues for seamlessly integrating climate risks into your existing credit assessment models
- Measure expected and unexpected credit losses borne out of perils like flood, drought etc and transition risk sources
- User stories covering diverse sectors, with current spotlight on real estate assets
CSRD & Double Materiality requirements
- Introduction of the double materiality concept
- Current materiality assessment approaches
- CSRD double materiality conceptual challenges
- Preparation for CSRD implementation
Greenwashing risks in the financial sector
- What is considered to be ‘greenwashing’?
- Does European sustainability finance legislation, such as the SFDR and CSDDD, increase the risk of greenwashing?
- How will supervisory authorities enforce greenwashing claims in relation to legislation which is still in developing mode?
- Will greenwashing lead to civil liability claims?
Breakout sessions3 break-outs
Quantification of physical risks
- Case study based on the residential mortgage portfolio of a Dutch retail bank
- Regulatory expectations with respect to the quantification of climate change risks
- Possible approaches to quantify the impact of flood risk on the expected credit loss (ECL)
- Main results, limitations, and next steps
Managing sustainability risks in the Asset Management Sector – Lessons learned
- The AFM presents its most important observations on how asset managers deal with ESG risks.
- How did asset managers get started?
- And how are the challenges surrounding ESG data dealt with?
- How taxonomies are currently shaping sustainable investing opportunities
- Expanding focus from climate adaptation to biodiversity, circularity, water and pollution.
- Deep dive on biodiversity and how the EU taxonomies is steering investment into biodiversity
ESG and SME-information challenges in the financial market ecosystemMartina Macpherson
- Connecting data and Fintech solutions, “ESG 1.0 – 3.0”
- SME-data value chain considerations
- Implications for the financial ecosystem
CEO PanelRonald Wuijster Jeroen Rijpkema Laura van Geest
- Opportunities & challenges in accelerating the sustainability transition
- Charting a Course for Change: insights and perspectives from leading CEOs on the role of sustainable finance in addressing climate risk and driving ESG performance
Closing by chairBrenda Kramer
Networking + drinks
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