Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Caribbean 2019

14-15 October 2019 | Sao Paulo, Brazil


The UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on the 14-15 October 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil, which will bring together UNEP FI members and sustainable finance practitioners for two days of insights into advances in sustainable finance.

The two-day event, co-organised with the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN), will feature a mix of high-level plenaries and keynotes from public and private sector leaders in sustainable finance, as well as technical sessions covering approaches to sustainability in investment, insurance and banking. The Roundtable will enable participants to network with policy makers, regulators and peers from across the finance industry in Latin America and the Caribbean as well to exchange ideas and experiences to help advance sustainable finance in the region.

The Roundtable is free-to-attend, so register now before spaces fill up!

Agenda for LAC Regional Roundtable

08:00 – 09:00Registrations
09:00 – 09:20Welcome & Opening Remarks
Eric Usher - Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
Murilo Portugal - President, FEBRABAN
09:20 – 09:30Keynote 1:
Latin America Context: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges

Leo Heileman - Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, UNEP
09:30 – 09:40Keynote 2
Candido Bracher - CEO, Itaú Unibanco
09:40 – 09:50Keynote 3
09:50 – 11:00Plenary 1: The Role of Regulation and National Plans for the Financial Sector in Creating a Sustainable Economy
Genaro Segura -Financial Supervisor of Costa Rica
Mariana Escobar -Financial Supervisor of Colombia
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 12:40Plenary 2: Integrating Social and Environmental Risks in Latin America and Caribbean
Daniel Orellana -Environmental Officer, Banco Hipotecario
Marcela Ponce -Climate Finance Lead for LAC, IFC
•Moderator: Sebastian Sommer -Green Finance Project Director, GIZ
12:40 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:10Session 1: Principles for Responsible Banking
Julia Spinasse - Corporate Sustainability Manager, Bradesco
Session 2: Climate Goals: from TCFD to Portfolio Alignment
(lending and investment)

Renato Eid - Portfolio Manager, Itaú Asset Management
Mario Sergio - Director of Institutional Relations, Febraban
Marcelo Seraphim - Head of Brazil, PRI
•Moderator: Remco Fischer -Climate Lead, UNEP FI
15:10 – 16:20Session 3 Plastics and Sustainable Blue Economy Finance (led by WWF)
Butch Bacani - Programme Leader at UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
•Introduction: Elizabeth Aceituno - Finance Specialist, WWF
Session 4: The Energy Transition & Climate Goals in the context of Latina America and Caribbean
Gabriel Guedes - Director, Itaú
Laura Ramirez - Analyst, 2 Degrees
•Moderator: Sergio Leitão -Executive Director, Instituto Escolhas
16:20 – 16:40Coffee Break
16:40 – 17:50Session 5: Green, Social & Sustainability Bonds (led by IDB)
•Moderator: Maria Netto -Climate Change Lead Specialist, IDB Group
Session 6: Sustainable Infrastructure and Green Cities (led by CAF)
•Moderator: Mauricio Velasquez -Executive Director, Instituto Escolhas
17:50Closing RemarksClosing Remarks
18:00Cocktail - Sustainable Stock Exchange – 10 Year anniversary
Sonia Favaretto - Sustainability, Communication and Social Investment Director, B3 & President, Brazilian Global Compact Network
Olga Cantillo - Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Bolsa de Valores de Panamá, S.A.
08:00 –09:00Registrations
09:00 –09:10Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:10 –09:20Keynote 1
09:20 –09:30Keynote 1
Gema Sacristan -Chief Investment Officer, IDB Invest
09:30 –09:40Keynote 2
09:40 –10:40Plenary 1: Financial mechanisms to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (led by Global Compact)
Karine Bueno - Head of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility, Santander
Leo Letelier -Founder and CEO, Sitawi
Sandra Abella - Regional Director, Eco Business Fund
José Alexandre Vasco - CVM, Director of Investor Protection and Assistance Office
•Moderator: Sonia Favaretto -Sustainability, Communication and Social Investment Director, B3 & President, Brazilian Global Compact Network
10:40 –11:00Break
11:00 –12:00Plenary 2: Financial Education and inclusion to leverage our Economy
Walter Savaglia - Itau
Miguel Achury Jiménez - Vice President of Planning and Institutional Development, Bancamía
Patrícia Coimbra - Human Capital, Administrative and Sustainability Vice President, SulAmérica Insurance Brazil & Member of UNEP FI Global Steering Committee
12:00 –13:00Plenary 3: Deforestation Risks and Sustainable Land Use Finance
Nelson Rivas - General Manager, Banco de Fomento Agropecuário
Mirta Martinez Bazzano - General Manager, Roundtable for Sustainable Finance-Paraguay
13:00End of UNEP FI Regional Roundtable
13:00 –14:00Lunch
14:00 –17:00Workshop: How to implement and set targets considering Principles for Responsible Banking (only for UNEP-FI members)
08:00-09:00Registration and refreshments
09:00-09:30Welcome remarks and keynote addresses
09:30-09:50Keynote presentation
How is the PSI shaping the global sustainable insurance agenda?
Butch Bacani - Programme Leader at UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
09:50-10:00Group photo
10:00-11:00Workshop 1: Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks in non-life insurance underwriting
11:20-12:10Workshop 2: Launch of the PSI-WWF-UNESCO Global Guide to protect World Heritage Sites
Isabel Ponce de León - Senior Underwriter Agriculture
12:10-13:00Workshop 3: TCFD and the insurance industry: Evolving market and supervisory practices
14:10-14:20Keynote presentation
14:20-15:20Workshop 4: Shaping the agenda for the life & health insurance industry and sustainable development
15:50-16:50Workshop 5: Developing sustainable insurance roadmaps: Aims and trends
16:50-17:00Closing remarks
Butch Bacani - Programme Leader at UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative
Workshop: Climate Risks and TCFD Recommendations
Date: October 16th, 2019
Time: 09:00-13:00
Further detailed information to be announced soon
Collaborating with CAF
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