Sustainable Finance on a Global Scale

Digitalization And Sustainable Transformation
A New Financial Model

The World has undergone massive changes in the global landscape, in every industry. Financial markets have been primarily affected by the launch of the taxonomy, threatened by the accelerating climate, and put under pressure due to geopolitical uncertainty. With war in Europe, global unrest and political landscapes undergoing massive changes, it is now time to channel powers towards elevating sustainability efforts, for future generations to come. The financial sector plays one of the most important roles since it acts as global enabler for the transformation of the industry. Inflation, the ECB-interest adjustments, a need for specialists in the field of sustainable finance and the development of reporting standards are only a few of many examples which will shape our financial industry in the coming years and will be the key influencer for the financing of sustainable transformation efforts.

Language: DE, EN

April 29 & 30, 2024
Floor 1, Room 5 (Stratus)
Kap Europa, Frankfurt am Main
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DAY 1

April 29, 2024

08:30 am

Registration

09:30 am

Central Opening DIGISUSTAIN 2024


Welcome

Samira Maleki

Member of the Board of Trustees, INGLOSUS, Frankfurt/M.


Opening

Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus

Hessian Minister for Digitalization and Innovation, Wiesbaden


Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg

Mayor, City of Frankfurt

10:00 am

End of the Opening - transition to the conferences

10:15 am

Opening of the Sustainable Finance Conference

Session I - Financing the Transformation – how can Capital Markets help?


Discussion

Livio Stracca

Deputy Director-General, Financial Stability, ECB, Frankfurt am Main

                                               

Jörg Rocholl

President, ESMT, Berlin

 

Andreas Wagner

CSO, Hypovereinsbank, Munich

 

Alexander Ruf

Director, Funding and Investor Relations, Nordic Investment Bank, Helsinki


Moderation:

Dr. Max Weber

Climate Change Risk Pillar Lead, EMEIA, EY, Stuttgart

11:00 am

Fireside Chat - Sustainability Reporting Standards – Where are we?


Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

IFRS / ISSB

 

Kerstin Lopatta

EFRAG

 

Bastian Buck

Member of the Executive Team, Chief Standards Officer at Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Member of the EU Sustainable Finance Platform, Brussels

                       

Moderation:

Christian Heller

CEO, Value Balancing Alliance e.V., Frankfurt am Main

11:30 am

Coffee & DIGISUSTAIN Networking Break

12:00 pm

Session II - Provide meaning to the data spaghetti bowl: Getting the right insights for decision making


Peter Schmidt

VP Accounting & Reporting, KIRCHHOFF Group

 

Teresa Nielsen

Head Finance Impact Strategy, UBS, Zurich

 

Dr. Bernhard Bartels

University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, formerly ESG Product Manager Bloomberg London


Dr. Axel Hesse

Managing Director of SD-M GmbH, Frankfurt am Main


Moderation:                      

Christian Heller

CEO, Value Balancing Alliance e.V., Frankfurt am Main

01:00 pm

Lunch & DIGISUSTAIN Networking Break

02:00 pm

KEYNOTE


Uwe Becker

Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance, State of Hesse, Wiesbaden

02:15 pm

Session III - The valuation of ESG: how financial analysts integrate sustainability in their decisions


LIVE-Zuschaltung


Prof. Dr. Frank Schiemann

Chair of Management Accounting, University of Bamberg


Introduction to the valuation frameworks from DVFA perspective & Panel Discussion


Johannes Böhm

Senior ESG Analyst, Union Investment, Frankfurt am Main


Dr. Rupini Rajagopalan

Head of DVFA Working Group on Sustainability Disclosures 


Christoph Klein

Managing Partner, ESG Portfolio Management 


Henning Eßkuchen

Head of CEE Equity Research, Erste


Moderation

Michael Schmidt

Member of the Board, DVFA 

03:00 pm

Session IV - Impact Investing: How investors drive the sustainable transition

Introduction to the DVFA Guidelines on Impact Investing & Panel Discussion


Dr. Gunnar Friede

Head of DVFA Working Group on Impact 


Clara Mokry

Deputy Head Sustainability, KENFO


Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener

Head of Research of the UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance, Frankfurt School


Fiona Exner

Impact Manager, NEXT Generation Invest AG


Dr. André Höck

Head of ESG Integration, EB-SIM


Moderation

Michael Schmidt

Member of the Board, DVFA 

04:00 pm

Get-together

04:30 pm

MainStage


Keynode

Annahita Esmailzadeh

Passionate Leader at Microsoft & Bestselling Author


Artificial Intelligence Show Act I

NEURA Robotics & Die TanzKompanie

MAiRA


Impuls

Mehmet Ciftci

Project Manager, NEURA Robotics


Gregory Darcy

Die TanzKompanie


Artificial Intelligence Show Act II

NEURA Robotics & Die TanzKompanie

MAiRA

06:00 pm

End of Day 1

DAY 2

April 30, 2024

08:30 am

Registration

09:30 am

Welcome & Session V - Development Finance on a Global Scale: Why Development Banks enable sustainable development in emerging markets


Welcome


Nicola Steinbock (tbc)

Chairwoman, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt am Main


Jan van Bilsen

Country Manager Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway,

Sweden and Switzerland, International Finance Corporation, Frankfurt am Main


Manuel Bertl

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Upfront Technologies, Frankfurt am Main


Frank Scheidig

Global Head of Senior Executive Banking, DZ BANK AG, Frankfurt/Main


Moderation

David Marques Pereira

Originator ESG, DZ BANK AG, Frankfurt am Main

10:30 am

Session VI - Channeling Competence: Energy, Finance & Digitalization to ensure sustainable growth


Discussion

Henning Schmitt

Specialist / Quant & ESG, London Stock Exchange Group, Frankfurt am Main


Simon Tribelhorn

CEO, Liechtenstein Bankers Association, Vaduz


Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

Chief AI Alchemist, SingularityNET, Arlington


Carolin Wais

Partner, EMEA, Plug & Play, Munich


Moderation

Tim Buchholz

Originator ESG, DZ BANK AG, Frankfurt/Main

11:30 am

Coffee & DIGISUSTAIN Networking Break

12:00 pm

Session VII - The German Sustainable Finance Strategy


Anja Link

Head of Sustainability Germany & Austria, Commercial Banking, HSBC Deutschland München


Ingo Speich

Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance, DEKA Investment GmbH, Frankfurt/Main


Jürgen Kern

Director Corporate Strategy and Sustainability, KfW, Frankfurt/Main


Claus Hecher

Regional Head of ETF Sales DACH and Nordics, BNP Paribas Asset Management


Moderation 

Karsten Fuelster

Managing Director, Polaris Consulting and Invest GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

01:00 pm

Lunch & DIGISUSTAIN Networking Break

02:00 pm

Session VIII - SDG FINANCING


Christian Krämer

Member of the Board, KFW Development Bank, Frankfurt am Main


Bastian Bergerhoff

City Treasurer, Frankfurt am Main


Gaby Hagmans

Direktorin, Caritas, Frankfurt am Main


Moderation

Martino Miraglia

UN HABITAT, SDG Localization Team, Nairobi

03:00 pm

Power Talk – The SDGs in Germany's industry – steering into the right direction?


Katharina Fraune

Head of Transformation, evonik, Rheinfelden


Lutz Trescher

Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP MEE, Walldorf


Moderation

Darius Maleki

Vice-Chairman, INGLOSUS Foundation, Frankfurt am Main

04:00 pm

End of Day 2

Speakers

Uwe Becker

Uwe Becker
Staatssekretär im Hessischen Ministerium der Finanzen, Hessische Staatskanzlei, Wiesbaden

Bastian Bergerhoff

Dr. Bastian Bergerhoff
Stadtkämmerer, Frankfurt am Main

Bastian Buck

Bastian Buck
CSO, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Katharina Fraune

Katharina Fraune
Head of Sustainable Transformation Rheinfelden site, Evonik, Rheinfelden

Gaby Hagmans

Gaby Hagmans
Caritasverband Franfkurt am Main

Claus Hecher

Claus Hecher
Regional Head of ETF Sales DACH and Nordics, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Christian Heller

Christian Heller
CEO, Value Balancing Alliance e.V., Frankfurt am Main

Axel Hesse

Dr. Axel Hesse
Managing Director of SD-M GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Rüdiger Kiesel

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel
Professor, University Duisberg-Essen, Duisberg

Christian Krämer

Christian Krämer
Member of the Board, KFW Development Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Anja Link

Anja Link
Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance, DEKA Investment GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Kerstin Lopatta

Kerstin Lopatta
EFRAG

Darius Maleki

Darius Maleki
Co-founder and Vice Chairman, INGLOSUS Foundation, Frankfurt am Main

David Marques Pereira

David Marques Pereira
Originator ESG, DZ BANK AG, Frankfurt am Main

Martino Miraglia

Martino Miraglia
Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat, Nairobi County, Kenya

Rupini Rajagopalan

Dr. Rupini Rajagopalan
Head of DVFA Working Group on Sustainability Disclosures

Jörg Rocholl, Ph.D

Jörg Rocholl, Ph.D
President, ESMT

Alexander Ruf

Alexander Ruf
Director, Funding and Investor Relations, Nordic Investment Bank, Helsinki

Frank Scheidig

Frank Scheidig
Global Head of Senior Executive Banking at DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt
Member of the Board, DVFA

Henning Schmitt

Henning Schmitt
Specialist / Quant & ESG, London Stock Exchange Group, Frankfurt am Main

Ingo Speich

Ingo Speich
Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance, Deka Investment GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Bettina Storck

Bettina Storck
Head of Group Sustainability Management / Managing Director, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main

Livio Stracca

Livio Stracca
Deputy Director-General, Financial Stability, ECB, Frankfurt am Main

Lutz Trescher

Lutz Trescher
Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP MEE, Walldorf

Simon Tribelhorn

Simon Tribelhorn
President at Liechtenstein Finance, Vaduz

Mihaela Ulieru

Dr. Mihaela Ulieru
President, IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy

Andreas Wagner

Andreas Wagner
CSO, Hypovereinsbank, Munich

Carolin Wais

Carolin Wais
Partner, EMEA, Plug & Play, Munich

Jan van Bilsen

Jan van Bilsen
Country Manager, FC World Bank Group, Frankfurt am Main