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Date: 13 June 2023
Time: 14:30 - 18:30 EEST
Location: Nordic Investment Bank, Fabianinkatu 34, Helsinki / Virtual

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Join the ICMA Women’s Network, Nordic region, for an event in Helsinki where experts will discuss the nexus between security, sustainability and the rebuilding of war-torn countries.

Hanna Smith, Senior Strategic Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, will deliver a keynote on the current security environment in Europe. Following this, our panel of industry and market experts will discuss how sustainable finance is keeping pace amid turbulent financial and geopolitical climates. To conclude, Antti Kuronen, foreign news correspondent at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle, will discuss the current situation in Ukraine, and the challenge of rebuilding through the lens of the economy, infrastructure and human capital.

Please join us after the formal proceedings for a networking reception.

Virtual attendance via livestream is available.

Admission: This event is free to attend both in person and via livestream. The in-person event is open to ICMA members and invited guests. The livestream is open to all interested attendees. Register now.

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Registration to attend in person will close at 17:00 EEST on 5 June 2023. Virtual registration will close at 12:00 EEST on 12 June 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.

14:30   Registration
15:00   Welcome remarks
Katie Kelly, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Angela Brusas, Director, Funding & Investor Relations, Nordic Investment Bank and IWN Steering Committee Member
15:10   Keynote address: Current security environment in Europe
Hanna Smith, Senior Strategic Advisor to the Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
15:40   Panel discussion: Sustainable finance: navigating turbulent waters
Moderator: Anna Kajander, Director and Sector Head for the Services & Consumer, Nordic Investment Bank

  • Nina Arkilahti, Head of Business Banking, Member of Group Leader Team, Nordea Bank Abp
  • Maiju Westergren, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Public Affairs and Member of Management Group, Helen Ltd
  • Jeanette Vitasp, Vice President and Head of Lending, Nordic Investment Bank
16:25   Comfort break
16:40   Interview: Ukraine - Hope on the horizon; from warzone to rebuild
Antti Kuronen, Foreign news correspondent, Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle
Angela Brusas, Director, Funding & Investor Relations, Nordic Investment Bank and IWN Steering Committee Member
17:00   Closing remarks
17:10   Networking reception
18:30   Event close


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