BNP Paribas hosted numerous Sustainable Finance events across the EMEA region, engaging with external specialists on the topic of sustainability.
This year BNP Paribas hosted a series of
events within the EMEA region to discuss the challenges and opportunities
related to sustainability. Sir David King, Special Representative for Climate Change, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office speaking about clean energy Six events were held across Paris, London and
Munich, where external speakers from the United Nations, UK Foreign &
Commonwealth Office, and Marks & Spencer, amongst others, engaged with BNP
Paribas about climate finance, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
(ESG) issues, and the physical impacts of climate change.
In January Paris held a Sustainable Finance
Day, where BNP Paribas management, teams and external speakers gathered to discuss
how sustainable finance solutions can help corporates and investors to meet
their sustainability requirements. This included a panel debate about the costs
and positive impacts of sustainability integration, featuring the UN Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Commission and the Internal
Energy Agency (IEA).
At the end of March BNP Paribas in Munich
held a client event about how to embed ESG into strategic decisions. BNP Paribas Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Stephanie Sfakianos discussing the business of Green Bonds This
included senior BNP Paribas sustainability specialists offering clients insight
into the various ESG solutions available to help address their current and
future ESG needs, such as Green Bonds and ESG reporting. E-mobility was also
incorporated into the event, and visitors were able to test-drive e-cars and
learn more about how electric vehicles can aid the transition to a low carbon
London was host to four lunch seminars throughout March and April, where each event highlighted
BNP Paribas CIB's contribution towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). Topics included clean energy, ESG analytics, Green Bonds and the
Business of Sustainability. Each event featured high profile external speakers
including keynote speakers from the UN, Sir David King ( Special Representative
for Climate Change, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office), British retailer
Marks and Spencer, and NGOs.