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The highly anticipated Principles for Responsible Banking were publicly launched by their 30 Founding Banks on September 23rd, at a high-level event hosted at BNP Paribas — during the United Nations General Assembly.

The event brought together bank CEOs and global thought leaders, as well as environmental and sustainable development experts to explore the implementation and impact potential of the newly launched Principles for Responsible Banking.

The event had approximately 350 attendees, including 20+ bank CEOs, bank sustainability leads, investors, stakeholders, policy makers & regulators, academia, civil society organizations and international media.

10 :00-10:08Opening Remarks from the Core Group of Founding Banks
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé - CEO, BNP Paribas
10 :08-10:15Opening Remarks from UN Side
Eric Usher - Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
10 :15-10:25Keynote: Keynote: A New Era for Banking
Hiro Mizuno - Chief Investment Officer, GPIF
10 :25-10:35The Principles for Responsible Banking
Simone Dettling - Banking Lead, UNEP FI
10 :40-11:35International CEO Panel I: The Future of the Banking Industry
Guy Cormier - CEO, Desjardins
Karsten Dybvad - Chairman, Danske Bank
Norihiko Kato - CEO, Golomt Bank
Keith Mestrich - CEO, Amalgamated
Konehali Manana Gugushe - Acting CEO, Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa
Peter Blom - CEO, Triodos Bank
Ravneet Gill - CEO, Yes Bank
Dmitry Gusev - CEO, Sovcombank
Arif Khan - CEO, IDLC
Adembola Adebise - CEO, WEMA Bank
•Moderator: Martina Fuchs -Senior Business Reporter, CGTN
11 :35-12:30International CEO Panel II: Implementing the Principles for Responsible Banking
Herbert Wigwe - CEO, Access Bank
Olaug Svarva - Chairwoman, DNB
Ralph Hamers - CEO, ING
Joshua Nyamweya Oigara - CEO, KCB Group
Lilja Björk Einarsdóttir - CEO, Landsbankinn
François Riahi - CEO, Natixis
Adeyemi Odusanya - CEO, Keystone Bank
Casper Wilhelm von Koskull - CEO, Nordea
Sola David-Borha - CEO, Standard Bank Africa
12 :30-13:30Lunch
13 :30-14:15Technical Round Table 1: Identifying your “area of most significant impact”
Dimitrios Dimopulos - Director, Sustainability Unit, Piraeus Bank
Omobolanle Victor Laniyan - Head of Sustainability, Access Bank
Léon Wijnands - Global Head of Sustainability, ING
•Moderator: Tumelo Puleng Ndjwili-Potele -Banking, UNEP FI
14 :15-15:00Technical Round Table 2: Setting targets contributing to sustainable development and climate goals
Antoni Ballabriga - Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA
Paul Taylor - Global Head of Shipping Finance, Societe Generale
Wendy Dobson - Head, Group Policy, Advocacy, and Sustainability, Standard Bank
Siobhan Toohil - Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac Group
Kaj-Martin Georgsen - Head of Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs, DNB
15 :00-15:30Coffee Break
15 :30-16:15
Technical Round Table 3: Innovation to meet clients’ needs in the transition to a sustainable economy
Laurence Pessez Hublot - Group Corporate Social Responsibility Director, BNP Paribas
Davida Heller - Senior VP, Corporate Sustainability, Citi
Karen Degouve - Head of Sustainable Business Development, Natixis
Namita Vikas - Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank
Morgan Despres - Head, Secretariat, Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)
•Moderator: Simone Dettling -Banking Lead, UNEP FI
16:15-16:30Closing keynote: Inspiring forward-looking words by a Youth Leader

You are invited to attend this event by the 30 Founding Banks of the Principles for Responsible Banking:

About the Principles for Responsible Banking

The Principles for Responsible Banking provide the framework for a sustainable banking system in which a bank’s business strategy is aligned with society’s goals, and guide banks in demonstrating how they are making a positive contribution to society – an increasing expectation of their customers, clients, employees and investors, as well as society-at-large.

Find out more here.