FRDO

FEDERAL COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BELGIUM

29/01 | Sustainable investment in Belgium: Better safe than sorry

Start date / end date: 
29/01/2019 - 09:00 to 17:00

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | 09:00 – 17:00

Brussels | SPF EMPLOI, Salle Storck (South Station, Rue Ernest Blérot 1)

In the context of its work on the financing of the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, the FRDO-CFDD organizes a second seminar on the implementation of the Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth of the European Commission of 8 March 2018. The proposal for a regulation on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks (COM (2018) 354 final) and the revision of the guidelines on non-financial information will be discussed.

The programme also includes an in-depth discussion about the related key issues for the actors of the financing of the transition in Belgium and in Europe: institutional investors, asset managers, savers, NGOs, financial regulators.

 

PHOTOS - REPORT

 

Programme

Seminar organized by the Federal Council for Sustainable Development of Belgium (FRDO-CFDD) with the collaboration of the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils network (EEAC)

Chair of the seminar: Brent BLEYS (UGent)

  • 08:30 Registration
  • 09:00: Welcome

Part I – New rules of the European Union

  • 09:10 - 09:40 The draft regulation on disclosures and the revision of the NFRD guidelines - Sven GENTNER (European Commission)
  • 09:40 - 10:10 Work of the TEG on disclosure and metrics – Sara LOVISOLO (EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, Borsa Italiana, Milan) (presentation + presentation)
  • 10:10 - 10:30 Q & A         
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Coffee

Part II – Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

  • 10:50 - 11:15 A sustainability code for enterprises – Yvonne ZWICK (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Berlin) (presentation)
  • 11:15 - 11:35 Corporate social responsibility and company law in Belgium – Jean-Marc GOLLIER (Eubelius, Brussels) (presentation)
  • 11:35 - 11:55 Q & A
  • 11:55 - 12:35 Panel: Can asset managers and bankers promote corporate social responsibility ? – Anneleen DE BONTE (Fairfin, Brussels) (presentation), Isabelle CABIE (Candriam) (presentation), Tom VAN DEN BERGHE (Febelfin, Brussels) (presentation)
  • 12:35 - 12:50 Q & A         
  • 12:50 - 13:50 Lunch

Part III – Socially responsible investing (SRI)

  • 13:50 - 14:15 SRI and Pension funds in Belgium – Dalia NOSKOWICZ (FSMA, Brussels) (presentation)
  • 14:15 - 14:45 Best practices for climate and ESG reporting for institutional investors – Dominique BLANC (Novethic, Paris) (presentation)
  • 14:45 - 15:05 Q & A         
  • 15:05 - 15:20 Coffee
  • 15:20 - 16:35 Panel: How can Institutional investors and asset managers contribute to sustainable finance ? – Ann VERLINDEN (Pensioplus, Brussels) (presentation), Frank VANAERSCHOT (Fairfin, Brussels), Julia BACKMANN (Bundesverband Investment, Frankfurt a/M.), Kristina LOGUINOVA (VUB, Brussels) (presentation), Paul WINDELS (Assuralia) (presentation), Bernadette MISIGHA and Liesbet BERCKMANS (AG Insurance) (presentation)
  • 16:35 - 16:55 Q & A
  • 16:55 - 17:00 Conclusions of the seminar