ICMA and ASSIOM FOREX Conference: Developments in the Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets – Italy and Europe

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Date: 28 November 2019
Time: 11.00 - 18.00
Centro Congressi Fondazione Cariplo, Milan, Italy

Event overview

The sustainable bond market has already experienced continued rapid growth in 2019, with global issuance this year now totalling over $150.76 billion. As the market has grown the Green Bond Principles, the Social Bond Principles and Sustainability Bond Guidelines – voluntary guidelines for issuers, supported by ICMA, have become the definition for a credible international green, social or sustainable bond issue.

This one day conference presented by ICMA and ASSIOM FOREX, in partnership with Banca IMI, looked at the increasing involvement of the official sector in promoting green finance in Europe and in Italy with particular emphasis on the European Commission’s proposed Green Bond Standard and its interaction with the Green Bond Principles and on government initiatives in Italy.

Speakers from the official sector and the industry discussed policy and innovation in support of the green bond market and how green bonds can be used to promote transition to a low carbon economy.

11.00   Registration
11.30   Opening Remarks
Massimo Mocio, General Manager, Banca IMI Intesa Sanpaolo Group; Chairman, ASSIOM FOREX

  Keynote Presentation
Sergio Costa, Minister, Ministry of the Environment
  Keynote Presentation
Stefano Del Punta, Chief Financial Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo
12.05   Keynote Presentation
Luca Lazzaroli, Director General, Deputy Head of Operations, European Investment Bank
  Panel Discussion: Policy and innovation in the green, social and sustainability bond market

Nicholas Pfaff, Managing Director, ICMA and Secretary, Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles

Pascale Forde Maurice, Sustainable banking team, Credit Agricole CIB
Sara Lovisolo, Group Sustainability Manager, London Stock Exchange Group; Member, Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
Fabio Massoli, Head of Finance, Gruppo Cassa depositi e prestiti
Francesca Passamonti, Senior Director European Regulatory and Public Affairs, Intesa Sanpaolo
Federico Pezzolato, Vice President - SPO Business Manager, ISS Corporate Solutions
Maarten Vleeschhouwer, Seconded National Expert, European Commission
13.20   Lunch

  Keynote Presentation
Paolo Marullo Reedtz, Director General for Markets and Payment Systems, Bank of Italy

  Panel Discussion: The EU Taxonomy and EU Green Bond Standard: The market's view
Eila Kreivi, Director, Head Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank

Elise Attal, Institutional Affairs Manager, Vigeo Eiris
Julien Bras, SRI Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors
Simone Chelini, Head of ESG & Strategic Activism, Eurizon Capital
Rossella Leidi, Deputy General Manager and Chief Wealth and Welfare Officer, UBI Banca S.p.A.
Jacob Michaelsen, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Nordea
Luca Moroni, Chief Financial Officer, Hera
15.35   Coffee Break


  Panel Discussion: The role of green bonds in promoting transition
Marco Lattuada, Head of Investment Banking and Structured Finance, Banca IMI - Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Alessandro Canta, Head of Finance & Insurance, ENEL
Alban de Fay, Head of SRI Fixed Income processes, Amundi
Samuel Mary, Vice President, PIMCO Europe Ltd
Sergio Molisani, Finance Director, Snam S.p.A.
Stefano Pierini, Managing Director Finance, Investor Relations, Insurances and Assets, Ferrovie dello Stato
Bernhard W. Schießl, Director & COO, CICERO Shades of Green

  Closing Remarks
Mauro Micillo, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Division, Intesa Sanpaolo
16.55   Networking Reception
18.00   Event Close