Date: 6 May 2024 

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ICMA Women's Network in Copenhagen hosted speakers from the sustainable finance industry, who shared experiences and best practices to help encourage leadership, career progression and to create a long-lasting, meaningful culture of gender equality.

Keynote speaker Lisa Ekstrand, VP Sustainability at Vestas and one of Time100's 2023 Climate Leaders, referenced her own lived experiences to share insights into her leadership journey, and described how she retains prominence in the sustainable finance industry. 

The keynote was followed by a panel discussion on the opportunities presented by the ESG agenda for career progression and gender equality, with industry experts discussing these developments through the lens of their firms' sustainability agendas.

The event concluded with a fireside chat about the importance of creating a lasting, meaningful culture that aligns with a firm’s vision, purpose and goals, and how to manage difficult situations within it.

13:30   Registration
14:00   Welcome remarks
Katie Kelly, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA and Co-Founder, ICMA Women's Network
Kristian Skovmand, Head of SEB Denmark
14:10   Keynote: Navigating leadership and maintaining influence in the sustainable finance industry
Lisa Ekstrand, VP Sustainability, Vestas and one of Time100's 2023 Climate Leaders
14:40   Panel: Harnessing the potential of sustainable finance for career progression and gender equality
Moderator: Lars Eibeholm, Head of Sustainable Banking, SEB Denmark
  • Kimberly Bauner, Head of Treasury, SEB
  • Rebekah Bray, Senior Funding Officer, AP Möller Maersk
  • Guðrið Weihe, Head of Sustainable Finance, KommuneKredit
15:20   Coffee and comfort break
15:40   Fireside chat: Change management - how to create a good culture and legacy
Louise Christine Askholm, Fixed Income Sales, SEB Denmark
Cecilie Hoffmeyer, Head of Nordic Fixed Income, Danske Bank Asset Management
Kristine Rasmussen, Head of Monetary Policy Implementation and Government Debt, Danmarks Nationalbank
16:10   Closing remarks
Angela Brusas, Director of Nordic Investment Bank and Chair, ICMA Women's Network
16:15   Networking reception
18:00   Event close
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