Sustainable Finance and FinTech in Europe Workshop

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“Sustainable Finance and FinTech in Europe” is a study by the UN Environment Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) European platform in collaboration with Stockholm Green Digital Finance. It marks the start of the FC4S Europe Fintech Innovation Workstream on the intersection of Sustainability – Finance -Technology. FC4S Europe activities are supported by EU EIT Climate-KIC.

The initial study maps out FinTech applications in the European region that advance capital flows towards sustainable companies and projects. The objective is twofold - to support policy makers in the European Union around the synergies between Sustainable Finance and FinTech; and to serve as a starting point for FC4S Network global work in the field.

Date & time
20th March 2019, 3pm – 5pm

Venue
Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union, 75, avenue de Cortenbergh, B-1000 Brussels

Workshop Program

3 pm. Welcome remarks

Pierre Ducret, Co-Chair, Financial Centres for Sustainability Network
• Introducing FC4S & FC4S role in supporting EC efforts
• Round of introductions

3.10 pm. Introducing EU EIT Climate-KIC

Scott Williams, Director Decision, Metrics & Finance, EIT Climate-KIC

3.15 pm. Sustainable Finance and FinTech in Europe - the study

Cecilia Repinski, Executive Director, Stockholm Green Digital Finance & member of FC4S Network
• Methodology and assessment framework
• Presentation of findings
• Questions and reflections from attendees

3.40 pm. Selected cases

Diana Kaliff, Stockholm Green Digital Finance
• Deep diving into selected cases
• Questions and reflections from attendees

4.00 pm. Open Innovation Platform (OIP)

Anna Asikainen, OIP Project Manager South Pole Group & member FC4S Europe Working Group
• Introducing the platform

4.15 pm. Realising the EC Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth

Martin Spolc, Head of Sustainable Finance & Fintech Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

4.25 pm. Discussion

Facilitated by Cecilia Repinski, Stockholm Green Digital Finance
• Updates from FC4S members on respective fintech initiative
• Agenda setting for FC4S FinTech strategy
• Next steps

4.55 pm. Closing

Pierre Ducret, Co-chair Financial Centres for Sustainability Network