PwC Sustainable Finance Conference

Current developments on sustainable finance and impact investing

About the event

Please join us for this exclusive opportunity to meet a high-calibre panel of practitioners, academics and consultants discussing current developments on sustainable finance and impact investing.

The European Union strives to develop and enforce a uniform ESG standard for the financial industry. As a result, sustainability is no longer just an issue dealt with by the social responsibility departments of individual companies, but has found its way into the core business of entire industries. Financial institutions in particular have recognised the importance of sustainability and have integrated ESG standards into their mainstream products. Due to its strong influence, the financial industry is thus assuming a leading role in introducing sustainability standards across the board.

The hosts Patrick Mäder, Swiss and Europe Financial Services Leader, and Dr Guenther Dobrauz, Partner and Leader, PwC Legal Switzerland, will discuss the current changes and where the developments will go with their guests.

Agenda

12:30 Welcome coffee
13:00

Welcome speech “Sustainable Finance Conference”

Patrick Mäder, Swiss and Europe Financial Services Leader, PwC Switzerland

13:05

Call to action and introduction to agenda

Dr Guenther Dobrauz, Partner and Leader, PwC Legal Switzerland

13:10 Karin Oertli, COO Region Switzerland, UBS Switzerland
13:30

How billionaires are transforming the business of global sustainability

Dr Marcel Tschanz, Partner and Wealth Management Consulting Leader, PwC Switzerland

14:00

Biodiversity: the next frontier in financial risk management

  • Amandine Favier, Head Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland
  • Dr Antonios Koumbarakis, Head Foresight, Sustainability Regulation & Macroprudential Intelligence Service, PwC Switzerland
  • Stephan Hirschi, Head Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC Switzerland
  BANKING & CENTRAL BANKING
14:30

EUAP – Moving target: momentum from practice

Dominic Gaillard, Managing Director, CEO Office, Vontobel

14:50

Greenness in central banking – quo vadis?

Dr Antonios Koumbarakis, Head Foresight, Sustainability Regulation & Macroprudential Intelligence Service, PwC Switzerland

15:10 Coffee break
  INSURANCE
15:30

Introduction speech “Sustainability in the insurance industry”

Robert Borja, Partner and Insurance & Markets Leader Risk Assurance, PwC Switzerland

15:40

OWN - Our Wealth Network: the financial services sector and its role in social responsibility

Cecilia Reyes, Co-Founder of OWN, ex-Group Chief Risk Officer and ex-Group Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Insurance Group

16:00

The role of public tax transparency in sustainability reporting

Michael Ludlow, Head of Group Taxes, SwissRe

16:20

The role of the EU Action Plan in financing sustainable growth on Swiss insurances

Dr Agnes Neher, Senior Responsible Investment Manager, Baloise Asset Management

16:40 Coffee break
  IMPACT INVESTING
17:00

SDG investing: impact investing

Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Founder, PVA Advisory, and Co-Founder, CEO Chi Impact Capital

17:20

The role of impact platforms and the SDG opportunity set

Audrey Selian, Director of the Artha Initiative associated with Rianta Capital

17:40

Holistic sustainability strategy for real estate investments

Marie Seiler, Partner Deals and Head Real Estate Advisory, PwC Switzerland

18:00

Panel discussion: impact investing

  • Dr Guenther Dorbrauz, Partner and Leader, PwC Legal Switzerland 
  • Dr Tobias Reichmuth, CEO & Founder, SUSI Partners AG
  • Dr Martin Vogelsang, Bundesinitiative Impact Investing
  • Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Founder, PVA Advisory, and Co-Founder, CEO Chi Impact Capital
  • Ben Banerjee, President, Swiss Impact Investment Association
  • Svetlana Baurens, CEO & Co-Founder, Galileo International Impact Investing Centre (Galileo IIIC)
18:30

Circular economy - beauty comes full circle

Karin Lanz, circular economy entrepreneur

18:50 Apéro riche

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Contact us

Salomé Staubli

Marketing, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41797928312