Sustainability and Banking, Helsinki

28 May, 12:30

IBM Helsinki, Laajalahdentie 23, 00330 Helsinki, Finland

About the event

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking were released last year with the aim to help any bank – whatever its starting point – to align its business strategy with society’s goals. This means that banks would avoid in supporting companies involved in abuses of human rights, environmental damage and any other activities that could damage Planet Earth. It’s a nice idea, but is it practical?

We've invited some of the leading companies and individuals supporting responsible banking to join us to see, as well as an open discussion about how we could support and progress this ideal.

12.30 - Coffee and Registration

13:00 - Welcome: Iren Tranvaag, CEO NFI and Mirva Antila, Country General Manager IBM

13:10 - Introduction: Sustainability and Banking, Chris Skinner, Chair of NFI

13:30 - The new era of Sustainability: "Innovation for impact"

13:30 - 13:45 Keynote: James Vaccaro, Director of Corporate Strategy, Triodos Bank & GABV

13:45 - 13:55 Anne Maria Salonius, Director of the Finnish Mainland Business Area, Ålandsbanken

13:55 - 14:05 Pete Saarnivaara, Managing Partner, Kaiku

14:05 - 14:15 Tommi Tulisalo, Business Unit Executive IBM Watson Financial Services Solutions

14:15 - 14:35 Discussion

14:35 - “What must finance do for the climate/ or world of sustainability”

14:35 - 14:50 Mark Campanale, Founder Carbon Tracker Initiative

14:50 - 15:00 Jukka Honkaniemi, Head of Sustainability at division Large Corporate and Financial Institutions, SEB

15:00 - 15:10 Mika Leskinen, CIO at FIM / S-Bank

15:10 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 15:40 Sébastien Mandron, CSR Director of the Worldline Group

15:40 - 16:00 Discussion

16:00 - UN Principles for Responsible Banking “Revolution or evolution in banking?”

16:00 - 16:15 Per Bengtsson, Sustainable Finance in Nordea

16:15 - 16:25 Anna Asikainen, South pole

16:25 - 16:45 Discussion, James Vaccaro, Jussi Nokala, PWC will participate in the panel

16:45 - Epilogue: Chris Skinner

17:00 - Tapas and Mingling

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