After this FIBS Practice training, you will have an increased understanding on:
- how the landscape for green and sustainability linked financing solutions is developing;
- what the incentives are for companies to use these financing solutions;
- what the incentives are for financial actors to use these financing solutions; and
- what is the outlook for continued development of green and sustainability linked financing solutions.
More and more companies are financing their operations with loans and bonds with prefixes such as green, sustainable and ESG. Also, the range of these type of financing solutions provided by the financial sector is increasing rapidly.
In this session we take a deep dive into why using these kind of financing solutions has increased so rapidly during the last few years. The incentives to engage with such financing solutions are elaborated both from a company perspective and from the perspective of the financial sector. What are or would be the drivers for your company to use these financial instruments?
We also discuss what role these kind of financing solutions will play in the transition to more sustainable companies and more resilient societies. Departing from this, we sum up with an outlook on how this landscape of green and sustainability linked financing solutions could develop in the upcoming years.
Sakari Järvelä, Vice President, Corporate Finance, Citycon
As VP for corporate finance and investor relations at Citycon, Sakari is responsible for the company’s green financing framework. He is an expert on corporate finance and has extensive experience from different positions in the financial sector.
Lena Korkea-aho, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)
Lena is a senior sustainability advisor at NIB, where she has been involved with the development of criteria for the sustainability linked loan product. She has broad experience of working internationally in sustainability consulting and sustainable financing.
Asko Siintola, Head of ESG, OP Corporate bank plc
As Head of ESG at OP Corporate Bank, Asko and his team advance sustainable finance and ESG by offering a wide selection of sustainable finance solutions and by supporting the banks’ corporate clients with sustainable finance advisory. In addition, his team works on improving the bank’s capability to understand and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into corporate clients’ credit worthiness considerations.
Tony Christensen, Lead of Sustainable Finance, project manager and consultant at Enact.
As Lead of Sustainable Finance Tony is responsible for Enact’s service offerings within the area of sustainable finance. He is an expert in sustainable finance and ESG analysis.
Introduction to the theme will be given by FIBS’ Corporate Responsibility Specialist Miira Kokkonen.
- Professionals working with business strategy, sustainability, performance measurement, or business development
- Professionals interested in the theme
Max 2 persons / organization.
The event is included in FIBS Pro service fee.
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