Event name

The GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Forum 2018

04 September 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Co-Host

GlobalCapital

Lead Sponsor

ABN AMRO
DZ Bank
HSBC
ING Wholesale Banking
Rabobank
Societe Generale

Media Partner

VBDO

Event Overview

Keynote Speakers:

Mandy Barker, Photographer of Marine Plastic

Frank Elderson, Executive Director, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

 

The GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Forum took place on Tuesday 4 September at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. Welcoming over 200 issuers, investors, and financial intermediaries, the one-day conference analysed and debated the big questions and developments in sustainable finance. GlobalCapital ended the day by announcing the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 during the conference cocktail reception.

There are many key takeaways from the conference this year. Listed below are a few key themes to note from the day’s discussions.

Mandy Barker, the internationally recognised photographer of marine plastic and our first keynote speaker of the day, referred to the ‘plastic footprint’ – a new term for many and a way of encapsulating that everyone uses plastic, creates plastic waste and, just like carbon, needs to cut down their consumption.

Imagination and engagement were two other themes brought home forcefully by Barker’s keynote address. Plastic has been in the ocean for years, but people have been ignoring it, even though they know if they think about it, that it is there and is a problem. Barker has imaginatively engaged with the issue, found a way to make it speak to people, and pushed this problem into people’s attention, engaging their interest and sometimes their action. Her communication has helped make an ignored issue into a live one.

Morality emerged strongly as a theme at the conference – in different words and different voices, a variety of speakers reaffirmed the conviction that morality does have a role to play in financial markets.

That connects with the idea of impact, a word that is increasingly being heard in the whole discussion of responsible investing. We will have to think harder about what it means – how we define impact, how we define adequate impact, and what relationship impact bears to the other attributes of investing – risk and reward.

Another crucial issue is data – repeatedly we heard during the conference about the need for information – both pleas for more information but also, sometimes, for less, or at least for it to be clearer, less duplicated, more simply presented, and in harmonised frameworks. This is going to be a hugely important challenge for the market.

But it’s also very important not to let lack of precise information be an excuse for inaction. We heard especially from some of the investors just how active, and proactive, you can be, and how much you can achieve, even in the absence of precise information.

Euromoney would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and delegates, without whom the event would not be possible. We look forward to the seventh Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Forum in 2019, and to seeing you all there.

 

For all enquiries for 2019, please contact Sara Leech on sleech@euromoneyplc.com or +44 207779 8819.

Speakers

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Keynote Speaker

Mandy Barker


Photographer of Marine Plastic

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Keynote Speaker

Frank Elderson

Executive Director
De Nederlandsche Bank

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Luky Alfirman

Director General, Budget Financing And Risk Management
Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia

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Seb Beloe

Partner, Head Of Research
WHEB Asset Management

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Michael Bennett

Head Of Derivatives & Structure Finance
World Bank

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Luca Bertalot

Secretary General
European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC)

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Hans Biemans

Head Of Sustainable Markets
ING

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Maarten Biermans

Head Of Sustainable Markets
Rabobank

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Bram Bos

Senior Portfolio Manager
NN Investment Partners

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Angela Brusas

Senior Funding Manager
Nordic Investment Bank

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Alessandro Canta

Group Finance Director
Enel

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Lauren Compere

Director, Shareholder Engagement
Boston Common Asset Management

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Alban de Fay

Sri Portfolio Manager
Amundi Asset Management

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William de Vries

Fund Manager
Triodos Investment Management

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Lars Eibeholm

Head Of Treasury And Sustainability Ratings
Nordic Investment Bank

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Ulf Erlandsson

Lead Portfolio Manager
Glacier Impact Fund

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Arnold Fohler

Managing Director, Capital Markets
DZ Bank

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Sven Gentner

Head Of Unit, Asset Management, Dg Fisma
European Commission

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Gerbrand Haverkamp

Executive Director
Index Initiative

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Armin Hermann

Head Of Treasury
Deutsche Kreditbank

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Joop Hessels

Head Of Green Bonds
ABN AMRO

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Ingrid Holmes

Head of Policy
Hermes Investment Management

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Mandy Kirby

Chief Strategist And Co-Founder
City Hive

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Wolfgang Kuhn

Fellow
ShareAction

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Anne Leclercq

Director Treasury And Capital Markets
Belgian Debt Agency

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Justine Leigh-Bell

Head Of Market Development
Climate Bonds Initiative

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Dick Ligthart

Sustainable Banking
ABN AMRO

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Willem Littel

Senior Manager Of International Capital Markets
BNG Bank

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Harald Lund

Head Of Second Opinions
CICERO

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Stephane Marciel

Head Of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets
Societe Generale CIB

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Jesus Martinez Perez

Head of Treasury and Finance
Iberdrola, S.A.

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Roland Mees

Director, Sustainable Finance, Wholesale Banking
ING

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Tom Meuwissen

Co-Head Treasury Alm
NWB Bank

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Will Oulton

Global Head, Responsible Investment
First State Investments

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Joris Reijnders

European Head Of Loans Syndications
Rabobank

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Adam Richford

Group Treasurer
Renewi

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Rodrigo Robledo

Head Of Capital Markets
Instituto de Credito Oficial

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Aldo Romani

Deputy Head Of Eur Funding
European Investment Bank

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Carlos Sanchez

Climate Resilience Finance Director
Willis Towers Watson

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Rebecca Self

Chief Financial Officer, Sustainable Finance
HSBC

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Emma Sri Martini

President Director
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

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Eszter Vitorino

Head Of Capital Markets Engagement
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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Otto Weyhausen Brinkmann

Senior Funding Manager
KFW

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Christopher Wigley

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Credit and Green Bonds
Mirova

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Bodo Winkler

Head Of Funding & Investor Relations
Berlin Hyp

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Videos

Awards and Poll

GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 at our Forum in Amsterdam on the evening of 4 September.

This year’s two sovereign debut green finance issues, from Indonesia and Belgium, won Deals of the Year in their regions, and there were double laurels for Danone, in both the bond and loan markets.

For the full list of winners and their accolades, please visit GlobalCapital's article here.

Speaker Presentations

Masterclass: ESG in Fixed Income
 
 

Target Table Takeaways

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Events, Articles and Videos that might interest you

Our Plastic Ocean by Mandy Barker

16 November 2018 | Euromoney Conferences

Mandy gave a visual and unique account of plastic pollution in our oceans, highlighting the harmful effect on marine life at The GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum 2018.

The GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum 2018 Highlights

12 November 2018 | Euromoney Conferences

View all the highlights from the The GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum 2018!