OPENING 9:00 - 9:30
MORNING SESSIONS 9:30 - 12:45
ROUND TABLE 1
How to scale up and measure real impact ?
Impact finance is growing and brings together a diversity of actors internationally. This new interest demonstrates the strong appetite of institutional investors and individuals, but paradoxically contributes to a scattering of practices and raises questions about the methodological robustness behind the logic of impact.
This roundtable will provide an opportunity to discuss the tools and methodologies needed to see the emergence of impact finance and measure its effect. To be credible and to meet the challenges of transition, impact finance must be structured on the basis of common references developed at the international level
Moderated by Philippe TAFFIN, Co-Pilot of the Impact Finance Taskforce, Finance for Tomorrow & Chief Investment Officer, AVIVA
Introduction by Olivia GREGOIRE, French Minister of State for Social, Inclusive and Responsible Economy
Fire side chat #1
ROUND TABLE 2
Unlocking finance for resilience to climate change
Thanks to financial regulation and supervision, financial institutions are progressively gaining knowledge of the physical risks coming from climate change. Yet, introducing adaptation considerations into financial decisions is still nascent. This roundtable will demonstrate that adaptation finance is a good option by showcasing examples from innovative financial actors, practice, and financial instruments.
Moderated by Eric USHER, Head, UNEP FI
Introduction by Emma HOWARD BOYD, Chair of the Environment Agency of the UK
NETWORKING LUNCH 13:15 - 14:15
AFTERNOON SESSIONS 14:15 - 18:00
The transition underway is enmeshed in a troubled social context, and the issue of social justice has been foregrounded from the very start of climate activism. Gradually a reconciliation of climate objectives and socio-economic imperatives has appeared as a necessary condition for the transition’s success. Social issues cannot be divorced from environmental challenges, and the private sector has also to assume its share of responsibility and commitments.
The conference will seek to outline the particular relevance and importance of the Just Transition and highlight the challenges we face in its implementation and what crucial steps are required if we are to meet these challenges. The conference will exhort the Financial Centers to take strong action on the Just Transition, a few days before the COP26.
Moderated by Pierre-Alix BINET, Head of strategic development and institutional relations, Finance for Tomorrow
Introduction by Pascal CANFIN, Chair, Environment committee of the European Parliament
#2 Sustainable finance for citizens
Individual investors are growingly willing to invest in a sustainable manner. This supposes that they have access to sufficiently relevant offers and that their advisors are able to explain the ESG characteristics of financial products. Are new regulations developing the market ? What are the guarantees provided by labels? How to demonstrate the impacts of investments to generate confidence ?
Moderated by Pierre DUCRET, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Qivalio & Advisor to the Chair of Finance for Tomorrow
#3 Fintech Ceremony Awards
The session will focus on the ways to jointly mobilize the dynamism of the fintech and sustainable finance ecosystems to foster the growth of innovative and sustainable ideas. It will be the occasion to discover innovative projects able to transform the practices of the financial sector, with the awards ceremony of the 4th edition of the Challenge Fintech for Tomorrow, under the theme “Providing digital solutions to put finance at the service of the sustainable transition”.
Introduction :Stephen NOLAN, Managing Director, FC4S
Moderator : Marion NIBOUREL, Managing Director, La Place Fintech
Fire side Chat #3
ROUND TABLE 3
Finance to protect biodiversity
Following the first part of COP15 on Biological Diversity, what are the possible investment and financing strategies to achieve international ambitions and objectives ? A collective dynamic is notably supported by the launch of the TNFD for the harmonisation of data on Nature. The session will discuss the growing mobilisation of public and private financial actors who are not only increasingly committing to reduce their negative impacts, but also aiming to identify positive economic models in favor of natural capital.
Moderated by Pierre SIDEM, Founder, RSE Data NEWS media
Introduction by Elizabeth MARUMA MREMA, Executive Secretary, UNCBD