Sustainable Finance Summit & Awards 2024

Bringing Europe through insights and key opinions by leaders and innovators in sustainable finance to revolutionise the industry!

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Why attend?

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR 2024?

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 16th May 2024 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.

Agenda

  • 16 May 2024
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9 AM

Welcome address and chair’s opening remarks

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote Address – Investigating Europe’s Sustainable Behaviour

• Understanding strategies and decision making required to think “outside-the-box”.
• Key opportunities & challenges the finance industry is facing.
• How is the industry currently behaving and where do we change to become revolutionary?
• Output from COP 28 and what’s new in terms of policy and geopolitics.
• Culture and tradition; what more can we do to integrate sustainability into finance to meet Net Zero 2050 goal?

Speakers

Sarah Kemmitt
Sarah Kemmitt, Secretariat Lead, Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Session One – Unravelling the true meaning of sustainability

Speakers

Ian Robertson
Executive Director, Invigors EMEA

9:35 AM

“Beginning Of An End”, Transitioning From Fossil Based To Energy Transition Solutions

• Boosting opportunities of transitioning from nonrenewable to energy efficiency solutions.
• Investigating solutions and techniques to create cleaner energy.
• How are we scaling energy solutions and has the industry truly been successful in this attempt?
• Innovative storage and distribution solutions such as battery storage and charging infrastructure.

9:55 AM

Defining And Executing An ESG Portfolio Strategy

• Calculation of financed emissions at asset and finance product level.
• Monitoring and tracking progress of your portfolio towards ESG goals.
• Modelling out ESG strategy scenarios to meet CO2 reduction targets.
• Defining ESG risk management KPIs.
• Operationalizing ESG within the Originations-Portfolio management workflow.

Speakers

Ivan Bagaliyski
Director Strategy & ESG Value Proposition, Product Management, Solifi

10:15 AM

How Do You Integrate Sustainability into Business Strategies?

  • What are the risks for technology and where are they mitigated?
  • Incorporating sustainability into all business models and how a change of mindset can help to become more environmentally aware.
  • Driving the world to a cleaner environment.

10:35 AM

Panel Discussion Where is the opportunity to quickly scale up our sustainability efforts?

• How is the finance industry currently assessing sustainability opportunities and where are they collecting data from?
• Evolution or true market revolution: do you feel properly equipped to address the opportunities and challenges?
• Actioning new strategy plans and encouraging partnerships to rapidly scale up sustainability pathways.
• Striving to incorporate European Green Deal in each step and process to progress systematically and birth new green opportunities.

Speakers

Sarah Kemmitt
Sarah Kemmitt, Secretariat Lead, Net-Zero Banking Alliance
Ivan Bagaliyski
Director Strategy & ESG Value Proposition, Product Management, Solifi
Patrick Gouin
Executive Director, Invigors

11:05 AM

Refreshment break

Financing The Energy Transition

11:35 AM

“Sustainable Finance” What Are We Talking About?

• Who are the industry players involved and driving the show? (Banks, Private Equity, Investment companies, Lessors, Asset Finance companies)
• What various finance options are there to support new developments? (Project finance, loans, leasing, White Certificates, subsidies, PPA, SPV structure)

11:55 AM

Fireside Chat: Developing strategies and methodologies to tackle new risks in finance

• Uncovering on new markets, new technologies, new products, new solutions, new clients, new risks and assessing the challenges and potential risks
• Successfully future proof your assets and solutions for financing and supply chain in order to increase the positive impact on the environment?
• Outlining strategies are companies using to protect their biodiversity?
• Developing new ideas to adapt to multiple challenges and continue your growth strategy

12:15 PM

Commercialisation Of Waste Management in Your Biodiversity and New Prospects To Meet 2030 Goals

• Outlining the importance of commercialising waste management to encourage and promote cleaner strategies.
• How is the finance industry reacting to waste management and where are we going wrong?
• Investing in societal needs to grow landscape of waste management to meet 2030 goals.
• How do we remarket products to continue its lifecycle?

12:35 PM

Panel Discussion Evolution Or Revolution For The Finance Industry?

• Addressing how to make a paradigm shift to revolutionise finance: how is the finance industry currently assessing the sustainability opportunity?
• Do you feel properly equipped to address the opportunities and challenges? What are your key priorities?
• How do we embrace the cultural change?

1:05 PM

Lunch

Session Three – Technology and Operations

2:05 PM

Moving Into Sustainable Assets – Understanding Market Dynamics

• What does Sustainability mean to customers?
• In a financial services industry where rules are constantly evolving, how can we be sure that finance is enabling sustainability?
• From obstacles – unknowns and residuals – to data insights
• A spotlight on the industrial technology space – working with Siemens and specialist vendors

Speakers

Matthias Grossmann
Global CEO of Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services

2:25 PM

Fireside Chat: How Do We Know What Is Green And What Is Not?

• Defining true meaning of sustainable assets.
• Understanding the best methods to measure “green” in all areas to ensure transparency and consistency.
• Why is the industry struggling to understand green finance and how can we tackle greenwashing?

2:45 PM

How To Leverage Green Assets And Bonds

• Pinpointing “green” assets and bonds and how to optimise and protect the environment and reduce emissions.
• Understanding residual value of a green asset.
• How green assets and bonds stimulate growth and develop your business?
• How government incentives and green schemes to enable businesses to reach Net Zero.

3:05 PM

Panel Discussion Navigating Technologies And Operational Best Practice To Drive Transition

• What technologies does the industry need to move forward to meet Net Zero by 2050?
• What are your top priorities? Massive change, substantial investments. Can we secure return on investments?
• Barriers to adoption of new technologies and how to overcome.
• What are you doing in practice to drive and accelerate the transition?

3:35 PM

Refreshment break

Session Four – How Can We Make A Greener Future?

4:05 PM

Fireside Chat: Where Do We Go From Here?

• What investments and strategies can adopt to help progress within sustainable finance?
• Reviewing green calculators and plans to mobilise sustainability for the future
• How to develop and grow in competitive markets and what is the scope for 2024/2025?
• Navigating how to ensure sustainability and create a longer product life in a volatile market

4:25 PM

How Do You Integrate Sustainability Into Business Strategies?

• What are the risks for technology and where are they mitigated?
• Incorporating sustainability into all business models and how a change of mindset can help to become more environmentally aware.
• Driving the world to a cleaner environment.

4:45 PM

Challenges, Solutions, And Strategies

• Where should the industry change its decisions to become more sustainable?
• How sustainable finance improves transparency to clients and the market.
• How can we use new models to adopt and open consumption data?

5:05 PM

Closing Panel Discussion Addressing people, clients and businesses to become greener

• Highlighting importance of client education on assets, solutions and choices
• Tackling cultural change and tradition for the future
• How will COP16 change pathways and what will be in for the industry?
• How Taxonomy Regulation can help businesses and clients to prefer a greener lifestyle and invest where sustainability has adverse impacts
• Green vs investment: how to become more sustainably robust?

5:35 PM

Closing Remarks and Key takeaways

5:45 PM

Conference Close

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AWARDS

6:30 PM

Pre- Awards Drinks Reception

7:30 PM

Sustainable Finance Awards

Dress Code Black Tie Preferred

2024 Speakers

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Sarah Kemmitt
Sarah Kemmitt, Secretariat Lead, Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Sarah Kemmitt works with the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative where she helped to establish and leads the Secretariat for the Net Zero Banking Alliance. With an earlier career in ecological conservation, agroforestry and soil science, after the financial crisis Sarah took the opportunity move into financial services regulation, including roles within the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England. In recent years she brought her environmental expertise to bear on her supervisory work at the Bank, contributing to the UK regulation and supervision of the risks from climate change on the banking and insurance sectors.

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Panel Discussion Where is the opportunity to quickly scale up our sustainability efforts?

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Opening Keynote Address – Investigating Europe’s Sustainable Behaviour

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Matthias Grossmann
Global CEO of Commercial Finance, Siemens Financial Services

Matthias Grossmann is the CEO for the Commercial Finance business of Siemens Financial Services. Matthias has almost 30 years’ experience with the Siemens Group. He has worked in the US and Germany; and was until 2019 based in Sweden where he was CFO for the Siemens Nordic region. He was also Head of Corporate Pensions, the unit responsible for group-wide and Siemens AG pension management. Matthias has extensive experience and knowledge of both the finance and industry markets. He also has a keen interest in sustainability, and is leading the SFS Commercial Finance drive to enable businesses across the global to invest in more sustainable equipment and technology. Matthias holds a degree in Business Administration from the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

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Moving Into Sustainable Assets – Understanding Market Dynamics

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Ivan Bagaliyski
Director Strategy & ESG Value Proposition, Product Management, Solifi

Ivan Bagaliyski, 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.

 

Bagaliyski 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 Where is the opportunity to quickly scale up our sustainability efforts?

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Defining And Executing An ESG Portfolio Strategy

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Patrick Gouin
Executive Director, Invigors

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Awards

Sustainable Finance Awards 2024

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

Take a look at the award categories below, and download the nomination form for details on how to enter.

Good luck!

The deadline for entries is 5pm GMT on 28th March 2024. 

2024 Award Categories

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

    This distinguished award acknowledges significant strides made by lessors in the ESG/Environment domain, both internally and externally. Applicants vying for this honour are expected to showcase proven initiatives accompanied by compelling case studies. The focus is on substantial efforts to safeguard the environment, conserve energy, and mitigate carbon emissions. The inclusion of supporting testimonials adds an extra layer of credibility to the initiatives presented.

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

    This accolade aims to highlight major initiatives undertaken by lessors in the ESG/Social domain, whether within their organisation or beyond. Applicants are urged to provide evidence of impactful initiatives through case studies, demonstrating a commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, equality and other socially responsible programmes. A supporting testimonial, if available, strengthens the narrative.

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

    Recognising excellence in ESG/Governance initiatives, this award emphasises the fight against corruption and fraud, emphasising transparency to stakeholders. Applicants are expected to substantiate their claims with case studies showcasing major initiatives in the governance domain. A supporting testimonial can enhance the credibility of the presented initiatives.

  • Best Circular Economy Model: Equipment

    This award spotlights nominees implementing operational solutions across the equipment value chain. Criteria for consideration include the application of ‘end-to-end’ asset management information systems, organisational resilience in sourcing used equipment, refurbishment capabilities, and robust remarketing channel capabilities.

  • Best Circular Economy Model: Auto

    This award focuses on operational solutions within the automotive value chain. Judges will assess the application of asset management systems, resilience in sourcing used vehicles, refurbishment capabilities, and effective remarketing channel strategies.

  • Best “Give me a New Life” Funding Programme

    This category honours initiatives that proactively finance second-hand equipment, emphasising corporate tenders with green financing, promoting ‘needs’ over ‘state of the art’ solutions, and redeploying second-hand equipment to schools and employees.

  • Best Resource Optimisation Model: As-A-Service/Shared Economy

    To qualify for this award, nominees must demonstrate effective asset optimisation through initiatives like a ‘True’ As-A-Service solution with integrated usage risk and shared economy models that finance equipment for multi-users.

  • Best New Services Solutions: Data and Asset Management

    Recognising innovation, this award requires nominees to have funded and implemented data management solutions optimising asset use or capturing energy consumption. Initiatives may include IoT solutions for predictive maintenance and smart metering for energy consumption monitoring.

  • Best Energy Transition Financing Programmes

    This award acknowledges lessors’ contributions to financing new assets and solutions in the energy transition. Judges seek initiatives related to renewables, energy storage, and infrastructure, supported by case studies and statistics.

  • Best Energy Efficiency Financing Programme

    Recognising contributions to financing energy efficiency solutions, this award considers initiatives such as financing renewables, energy-efficient lighting, innovative real estate, and heating and cooling systems. Case studies and statistics are essential components for evaluation.

  • Best E-mobility Financing Programmes

    Focused on lessors’ contributions to e-mobility solutions, this award requires initiatives related to refinancing e-mobility assets like e-cars, e-bikes, and e-scooters, supported by case studies and statistics.

  • Best Impact Finance Solution

    This accolade recognises lessors’ financing solutions contributing to customers’ transition to a carbon-neutral status. Initiatives may include financing offers aligned with lessees’ carbon impact performance or financing carbon capture technologies, substantiated by case studies.

  • Best Energy Transition Strategy: Business Model & Service Innovation

    Acknowledging lessors’ financing solutions, this award emphasises a dedicated Energy Transition/Green Technology roadmap, market segmentation strategies, and new/alternative financial solutions. Case studies are crucial for evaluating the effectiveness of these initiatives.

  • The Best Sustainable Finance Company of the Year

    This prestigious award acknowledges a company — whether it be a lessor, bank, vendor, or investor — that has showcased tangible initiatives across the spectrum of sustainable finance activities. The judges will meticulously evaluate the presence of substantiated initiatives, supported by authentic case studies in the realms of ESG, financing the energy transition (through transactions and investments), commitment to the circular economy, and comprehensive reporting on carbon footprint reduction efforts.

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