Sustainable Finance Summit & Awards 2023

Driving Change in the Real Economy. With sustainable finance topping the agenda for the world’s leading banks, Arena International, publishers of Leasing life and Motor Finance are proud to announce the inaugural Sustainable Finance Summit & Awards 2023 event will be held on 11 May 2023 in Paris.

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  • Four Seasons George V, Paris
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WHAT TO EXPECT FOR 2023?

With businesses under increasing stakeholder pressure to achieve a neutral, if not positive, environmental and social impact, senior professionals and C Level executives from across continental Europe and the UK will gather under one roof on 11 May 2023 to explore pathways to helping clients manage the change and cost associated with transitioning to a more sustainable future. We will explore product trends associated with the most popular approaches to green funding: renewable asset finance, energy transition assets and solutions and zero-emission vehicles together with how to exploit the opportunities digital technologies offer for a sustainable future.

In association with Leasing Life and Motor Finance Online

Agenda

  • 11 May 2023
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9 AM

Welcome address and chair’s opening remarks

Speakers

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote Address : “It is not too late …but …”

  • Climate change and Global population growth are not theoretical concepts
  • Each tenth of a degree matters
  • What if …
  • No need for a disruptive innovation, we can get there with existing technologies
  • Acting together help create a collective knowledge and act It is our responsibility. From “Eco anxiety” to “Eco action

9:34 AM

Session One – What our ecosystem tells us? And how is it for our industry?

9:35 AM

The banks: The net zero banking alliance

    The industry-led, United Nations, convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance brings together a global group of banks, currently representing about 40% of global banking assets, as well as Insurers and Investors which are committed to aligning their lending and investment portfolios with net-zero emissions by 2050

  • Presentation and objectives
  • Key programs
  • Key performance indicators
  • What about a “Net Zero Leasing Alliance”?

9:55 AM

How are our peers addressing the transition? Examples from the car industry

  • The e mobility going forward. Areas, reality, and future direction
  • How car manufacturers are addressing the net zero objective
  • How fleet financing players are contributing
  • Exploring case studies of e-trucks to batteries, Looking at fuel cells and alternative fuels , The broader E- mobility scope: ev chargers, e bikes , …
  • Key learnings for our industry

Speakers

10:15 AM

Why is sustainability so critical for the asset finance industry?

  • The background of sustainability and aligning this with asset funding and management
  • Understanding the EU standards, principles, and lending regulations we need to be aware of
  • Laying the groundwork for a more sustainable and inclusive economy; what role can the industry play?
  • Combining objectives with not only economic but also key societal concerns

 

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10:35 AM

Panel Discussion: How we can all contribute and … urgently

Reserved for DLL

Speakers

11:05 AM

Refreshment break

11:34 AM

Session Two – What does sustainability look like for the asset finance industry?

11:35 AM

The circular economy: From ownership to use and use to reuse

  • What does the circular economy look like in asset finance?
  • Looking to the circular economy for long-term value creation
  • Utilizing existing equipment and navigating design change of equipment for longer use
  • Embracing the circular economy as an industry and utilizing the opportunities available

Speakers

11:55 AM

What is the energy transition story?

  • Looking towards an energy efficient climate neutral economy
  • Understanding the value chain from renewables to energy efficiency within market segments and asset categories
  • Breaking down barriers to energy action
  • Navigating contemporary energy consumption and evaluating EU government grants

Reserved for PEAC Finance

12:15 PM

Financing green assets

  • What exactly is "green," and how do we define and measure this?
  • Avoiding greenwashing and enforcing measures to limit green terms
  • Keeping to EU regulator directives and avoiding perception-reality misalignment

12:35 PM

Panel Discussion: How can we bring the circular economy, energy transition, and e-mobility to the forefront of financial thinking?

Reserved for PEAC Finance

Speakers

1:05 PM

Lunch

2:04 PM

Session Three – What are the challenges and opportunities?

Speakers

2:05 PM

Impact finance: Associating carbon and energy impact to contractual structure

  • Measuring the impact of carbon and energy on contractual and commercial structure
  • Calculating the carbon footprint of direct and indirect emissions
  • The impact of ESG ratings; how are they assessed?
  • Supporting fresh eco-initiatives

2:25 PM

ESG In the driving seat

  • Using ESG data as a project to make the right lending decision
  • ESG portfolio steering frameworks
  • Translating the benefit of ESG projects to increase usage
  • Increasing business resilience and competitive advantage by placing a premium on social and environmental issues

 

Reserved for Siemens Financial Services

2:45 PM

The industry in action

  • Renewable Energy: o Presenting industry examples of solar panel project financing and community energy projects o Navigating the implementation challenges, solutions, and opportunities , value propositions
  • Reducing carbon consumption through energy efficient services
  • Utilizing heating, cooling, and lighting as a service
  • Factoring in these services and overcoming common mistakes

3:05 PM

Panel Discussion: How do I future-proof my business against climate change?

Reserved for Siemens Financial Services

Speakers

3:35 PM

Refreshment break

4:04 PM

Session Four – How do we get there?

4:05 PM

What do the relevant solutions look like to adapt to the environmental responsibility context?

 

  • New asset management approach
  • Provision of services management facilities
  • Availability of Pay-per-use" to promote recycling processes
  • Include CO2 calculation gains
  • Reporting

Speakers

4:25 PM

The move to “KYA”: Know Your Asset

  • Exploring the requirements to get there
  • Getting the right asset expertise on board
  • Navigating the new standard and new challenges

4:45 PM

New Markets “KYB”: Know Your Business

  • Looking at the risk’s areas at stake
  • Tackling the risks; what strategies work best?

5:05 PM

Closing Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges: What did we learn today?

Speakers

5:35 PM

Closing Remarks

5:45 PM

Conference Close

6:30 PM

Pre- Awards Drinks Reception

7:30 PM

Sustainable Finance Awards

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Alejandro Gonzalez
Editor, Leasing Life
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Ivan Bagaliyski
Director Offer Management, Solifi

Ivan Bagaliyski, Strategy Director at Solifi, develops innovative value propositions for the equipment and automotive finance sectors. He’s passionate about translating customer requirements into strategic software solutions to drive business growth and efficiencies for banks, independents, and captives.

 

Ivan previously worked in investment banking, wealth management, regulatory reporting, and risk management software organizations. He also holds an MBA from the London Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University

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Panel Discussion: How we can all contribute and … urgently

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How are our peers addressing the transition? Examples from the car industry

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Dr. Mathias Wagner
CEO, CHG-MERIDIAN

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The circular economy: From ownership to use and use to reuse

2023-05-11, 11:35 AM

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Panel Discussion: How can we bring the circular economy, energy transition, and e-mobility to the forefront of financial thinking?

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Nick Leader
CEO, Acquis

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Panel Discussion: How do I future-proof my business against climate change?

2023-05-11, 3:05 PM

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Session Three – What are the challenges and opportunities?

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Nicolas Ullmo
Deputy CEO, Basikon

Nicolas has extensive experience in management consulting for the banking industry as well as in financing softwares. He has been Pre-Sales Director, Program Director and Product Marketing Director for wholesale finance, credit and leasing activities in Europe and Asia. He is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a graduate of ESSEC.

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Closing Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges: What did we learn today?

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What do the relevant solutions look like to adapt to the environmental responsibility context?

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Patrick Gouin
Executive Director, Invigors

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Welcome address and chair’s opening remarks

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Awards

Nominations are open for the Sustainable Finance Awards!

The Sustainable Finance Awards will recognise the efforts by leading financial institutions to achieve their sustainable outcomes through innovation, breadth of coverage, and rigorous use of data across the continent – will close the Sustainable Finance Summit conference.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

  • Best ‘ESG/Sustainability’ Initiative of the Year: Environmental Aspects

    This award is meant to recognise major initiatives undertaken by a lessor in the ESG/Environment domain, either within their company or outside

    Judges will consider the existence of:
    • Proven initiatives with case studies: Applicants should demonstrate a major initiative to protect the environment and save energy with a view to reducing carbon emissions
    • If possible, with a supporting testimonial

  • Best ‘ESG/Sustainability’ Initiative of the Year: Social Aspects

    This award is meant to recognise major initiatives undertaken by a lessor in the ESG/Social domain, either within their company or outside

    Judges will consider the existence of:
    • Proven initiatives with case studies: Applicants should demonstrate a major initiative to promote diversity, inclusion, and equality at work, and other social programmes
    • If possible, with a supporting testimonial

  • Best ‘ESG/Sustainability’ Initiative of the Year: Governance Aspects

    This award is meant to recognise major initiatives undertaken by a lessor in the ESG/Governance domain, either within their company or outside

    Judges will consider the existence of:

    • Proven initiatives with case studies: Applicants should demonstrate a major initiative to fight corruption and fraud, demonstrating transparency of information to the various stakeholders
    • If possible, with a supporting testimonial
  • Best Circular Economy Model: Equipment

    To qualify for this award, nominees must have implemented operational solutions covering the full value chain from collection of used equipment to remarketing

    Judges will consider the existence of:

    • Application of ‘end-to-end’ asset management information systems
    • Organisational resilience and processes to source used equipment from off lease and/or trade-ins
    • Refurbishment capabilities, including required data erasure and waste management etc.
    • Remarketing channel capabilities
  • Best Circular Economy Model: Auto

    To qualify for this award, nominees must have implemented operational solutions covering the full value chain from collection of vehicles to remarketing

    Judges will consider the existence of:

    • Application of ‘end-to-end’ asset management information systems
    • Organisational resilience and processes to source used vehicles from off lease and/or trade-ins
    • Refurbishment capabilities, including required data erasure and waste management etc.
    • Remarketing channel capabilities
  • Best “Give me a New Life” Funding Programme

    To qualify for this award, nominees must have implemented initiatives to proactively and regularly finance second-hand equipment

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • Supporting corporate tenders with green financing
    • The promotion of ‘needs’ versus ‘state of the art’ solutions with mixed new and used equipment
    • Redeployment of second-hand equipment to schools, employees
  • Best Resource Optimisation Model: As-A-Service/Shared Economy

    To qualify for this award, nominees must have implemented operational solutions demonstrating the optimisation of the use of assets

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • ‘True’ As-A-Service solution that offers integrating usage risk
    • Shared economy model: financing equipment for multi-users
  • Best New Services Solutions: Data and Asset Management

    To qualify for this award, nominees must have i) Funded and ii) Implemented:

    Data Management to optimise the use of assets or optimise/capture energy consumption

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • IoT solution to capture the effective use of a given asset, to assist predictive maintenance
    • Smart metering solutions to capture energy consumption and monitoring
  • Best Energy Transition Financing Programmes

    This award is meant to recognise lessors’ contributions to the financing of new assets and solutions as part of the energy transition revolution, related to energy generation, storage and infrastructure

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • The existence of initiatives/programmes regarding the financing of renewables, the storage of energy and infrastructures – with case studies and statistics
    • New/alternative financial solutions to address these emergent markets/asset types
  • Best Energy Efficiency Financing Programme

    This award is meant to recognise lessors’ contributions to financing the optimisation of energy consumption solutions

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • The existence of initiatives/programmes for financing renewables energy efficiency solutions (lighting, innovative real estate, heating and cooling systems) with case studies and statistics
    • New/alternative financial solutions to address these emergent markets/asset types
  • Best E-mobility Financing Programmes

    This award is meant to recognise lessors’ contributions to e-mobility solutions, with case studies and statistics

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • The existence of initiatives/programmes for re-financing e-mobility assets: e-cars, e-bikes and e-scooters
    • New/alternative financial solutions to address these emergent markets/asset types
  • Best Impact Finance Solution

    This award is meant to recognise lessors’ contributions to the implementation of financing solutions designed to help customers achieve a transition to a carbon neutral status

     Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • Financing offers with terms (rates, tenure) that are closely aligned with the lessee’s performance in terms of carbon impact or energy saving impact
    • Or financing carbon capture technologies
  • Best Energy Transition Strategy: Business Model & Service Innovation

    This award is meant to recognise lessors’ financing solutions and go-to-market model to support the acceleration of their energy transition

    Judges will consider the existence – with case studies – of initiatives such as:

    • A dedicated Energy Transition/Green Technology roadmap
    • Market segmentation – pricing and vendor partnership programmes
    • New/alternative financial solutions to address these emergent markets/asset types

Enquiry

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SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES

Ray Giddings

Events Director

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SPEAKER ENQUIRIES

Megan Gleave

Programme Director

+44 020 4540 7727

MARKETING ENQUIRIES

Moona Popal

Marketing Manager

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Ray Giddings

Director of Events


+44 (0)20 7936 6512 M. +44 (0)7803 393327

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To enquire about speaking opportunities for the conference, please contact:

Megan Gleave

Senior Conference Producer


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