Now in its 18th consecutive year, the European Financial Services Conference is widely considered as the major event in the Brussels calendar on financial services, annually attracting some 400 senior bankers and financial policymakers to discuss the most pertinent issues affecting European and global financial markets. Hosted by Accenture, Barclays, Bloomberg and Kreab, the 2020 edition will look at embracing change in a time of uncertainty.
This year’s event will be taking place virtually over two days due to the continuing circumstances surrounding Covid-19. Please register as normal, and a unique URL will be sent to you closer to the event date to grant you access to the event platform.
Topics to be discussed include:
Risks and Opportunities in the global economy
Sustainable Finance and Green Recovery
Capital Markets Union
Full speaker biographies for this year’s conference can be found below, please check back regularly for updates.
Confirmed speakers include:
Executive Vice President 'An Economy that Works for People', European Commission
CEO, Barclays Europe
Vice Chair for Global Public Policy, Bloomberg, Head of TCFD Secretariat and Vice Chair of CFLI
Member, European Parliament
Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority
Anchor, Editor-At-Large, Bloomberg Television
Head of Public Policy, Schroders
Director, Horizontal Policies, DG FISMA, European Commission
Senior Managing Director, Financial Services Europe, Accenture
Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Secretary General, European Financial Services Round Table
Vice President, European Investment Bank
CIO of Emerging Markets and Head of RI Center of Expertise, AXA Group
The Coronavirus pandemic has triggered a severe global economic downturn. At the same time financial players and policymakers have created an alliance to call for a reboot and reboost for a sustainable future.
Over the last few years global moves towards a more sustainable economy have gathered pace showing how finance is playing and can continue to play a key role in the transition to a climate neutral economy. With the Sustainable Action Plan and the launch of the EC Platform for International Sustainable Finance and the consultation on a renewed Sustainable Finance strategy Europe has shown that it is committed to leading the debate and action for a climate focussed revival of the economy.
This panel will explore the drivers for sustainable investment, including the need for better disclosure and understanding of climate-related risks and opportunities, and how further progress can be made globally to achieve, in the wake of COVID 19, a sustainable economy and a much needed Green recovery.
Europe needs diversity of financing more than ever. The banking system alone cannot be the only significant source of finance for European businesses and entrepreneurs. Government support schemes via loans, grants and equity recapitalisations are only a temporary fix.
With Europe aiming to strengthen and not just repair its economy, capital markets must be part of the solution for a resilient financing model better equipped to manage climate change and embrace the benefits and challenges from digitalisation. Without deeper and more efficient capital markets Europe risks falling further behind other major economies. Europe must do a lot more and quickly. The COVID 19 crisis has also shown that acting together strengthens the Single Market. Brexit on the other hand continues to undermine access to capital and deep markets within Europe. So:
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