Climate Finance Summit 2016

Diverse presentations, valuable discussions and about 80 participants - that was the Climate Finance Summit 2016. Below you will find the presentations from the conference that are released for publication. 

Thank you for joining this years summit. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next conference. 


Time Programme
11:00 - 12:30 Workshop: Why and how to do Green products? 
Christopher Flensborg, Head of Climate and Sustainable Financial Solutions, SEB

13:00 - 13:30  Registration for Climate Finance Summit
13:30 - 13:40 Welcome
Arne Mühlholm, Member of the Board, SEB Germany
13:40 - 14:10 How do I know its Green? – Second Opinion Services
Philipp Rühle, Director Research Services, oekom research
Harald Francke Lund, Senior Climate Finance Specialist, CICERO
14:10 - 14:30 Improve transparency in the Green Bond market: Moody's Green Bond Assessment
Falk Frey, Senior Vice President, Moody's
14:30 - 15:20

Reasons for issuing Green Products – Benefits vs. costs from an issuer's perspective
Keynote: Petra Wehlert, Head of Capital Markets, KFW
Axel Bendiek, Ministry of Finance of North Rhine Westphalia
Uwe Jurkschat, Treasury, DKB
Marcus Jentsch, CFO, juwi AG

Moderator: Christopher Flensborg, Head of Climate and Sustainable Financial Solutions, SEB

15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break 
15:40 - 16:40

What is the value behind Green for an investor?
Alexander Froschauer, Head of Fixed Income Germany, AXA Investment Management
Florian Sommer, Head of Sustainability Research, Union Investment
Hendrik Tuch, Senior Portfolio Manager Fixed Income, Aegon Asset Management
Christopher Wigley, Senior Portfolio Manager, Responsible for Credit, MIROVA - Responsible Investing

Moderator: Christopher Flensborg

16:40 - 16:50  Leg stretcher 
16:50 - 17:20

Moving from Green to broader SRI bonds: What drives issuers?
Philipp Rühle, Director Research Services, oekom research AG
Hella Prien, Leiterin Unternehmensentwicklung, Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein
Claudia Bärdges-Koch, Deputy Head of Treasury, MünchnerHyp
Georg Schürmann, Geschäftsleiter, Triodos Bank

Moderator: Christopher Flensborg, SEB

17:20 - 17:50 Refinancing Green – A case study on Meerwind, the first unsecured Green Project Bond. More to be seen?
Florian Degenhardt, Partner, White & Case
Karsten Wöckener, Partner DCM, White & Case
17:50 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
18:00 Get together 


Conference Language: English