In this section you will find the activities related to the promotion of Sustainable Finance developed or planned to be developed in the near future by BCFE 4S, as well as the projects in which BCFE 4S is participating or plans to participate, both its own and those linked to the FCS4 network or other ESG or sustainable finance entities.

Participation in FC4S

 

On 15th April of 2021, the first meeting between the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and FC4S took place, organized by BCFE4S and with the cooperation of Tanja Foundation. In this meeting, first of all, UfM (Union for the Mediterranean) presented its objectives, its Africa-Europe cooperation and its sustainability policies. Next, FC4S presented its objectives, members and regional nodes. Subsequently, a debate was opened in which an action plan for the development of sustainable finance in the Mediterranean area was proposed with the possibility of cooperation between UfM and FC4S. Finally, the next steps for a sustainable financing initiative in the Mediterranean were raised.

 

Incorporation of Mr. Luís Herrero, president of Barcelona Centre Financer Europeu (BCFE) since March 2017, in the Steering Committee of the Financial Centers For Sustainability (FC4S) network. The first meeting of the FC4S Steering Committee took place on 31st March of 2021.

Activities

25 May,2021

I4C 2021 - FC4S: International Cooperation of Financial Centres for Climate Action

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Innovate 4 Climate (I4C). Time: 9:30am (EDT) | 1:30pm (GMT) | 15:30 (CET).

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01 November,2021

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 26

Place: Glasgow, UK. Date: 1 – 12 November 2021.

21 April,2021

The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Banco de EspañaTime: 12:00.

Speakers: Matthew Agarwala, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge (Wealth Economy project); Matt Burke, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge; Patrycja Klusak, University of East Anglia and Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge; Moritz Kraemer, CreditRisk.io and SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance; Kamiar Mohaddes, Judge Business School and King’s College, Cambridge; Andrés Alonso, Moderator, Banco de España.

07 April,2021

La importancia de los objetivos ESG para la financiación de las empresas. Cotizadas o no. Grandes y pequeñas. De cualquier sector.

Place: Seminari Web. Organizers: IEAF and Bolsa de Barcelona. Time: 16:30h.

Speakers: Cirus Andreu, President of the Catalan Delegation of the IEAF, Alfredo Echevarría, Director of Lighthouse Analysis, IEAF Analysis Services, and Eduardo Ansaldo, Executive President of the Barcelona Stock Exchange.

02 December,2020

European Green Deal: Una oportunitat per a les PIMES d’esdevenir sostenibles

Place: Zoom. Organizers: PIMEC, Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya and Barcelona Centre Financer Europeu. Time: 10:00.

Speakers: Jaume Puig, President of the PIMEC Sustainability Commission; Ana García, president of the Commission of Economy and Sustainability of the College of Economists of Catalonia; Luis Herrero, President of Barcelona Centre Financer Europeu For Sustainability; Laura Rahola, Head of Communication of the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona; Antoni Vallès, Director of Business Development at the Institut Català de Finances; José Manuel Pedregal Varela, Director of Financing Solutions at Banc Sabadell; Joan Pera, CEO of Manufactures Arpe and president of PIMEC Maresme – Barcelonès Nord; Joan Vila, owner of LC Paper and chairman of the PIMEC Energy Commission; Pol Font, of the Financial Economics Commission, Col·legi d’Economistes of Catalonia; Joan Barfull, technical director of the PIMEC Sustainability Commission.

05 November,2020

Launch of UN FC4S pan - European Sustainable Finance Skills Gap Report supported by Deloitte.

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Financial Centres For Sustainability FC4S. Time: 9:00am – 10:30am.

Michael Flynn, Partner and global financial advisory public sector leader and the infrastructure & capital projects Emea Leader, Deloitte; Anne-Claire Roux, CEO Finance for Tomorrow Paris; Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA and Chairman of the Sustainable Finance Working Group, European Banking; Jean Laville, Deputy CEO, Geneva, Swiss Sustainable Finance; Stephen Nolan, Managing Director, UN convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S).

29 October,2020

Los emisores soberanos ante la revolución sostenible

Place: Webinar. Organizers: IEF and Caja de Ingenieros. Time: 18h.

Speaker: Andrés Alonso, senior economist of Banco de España.

28 October,2020

BForPlanet - Live. II Encuentro por un modelo productivo sostenible

Place: Event virtual. Organizer: BforPlanet. Time: 12:00 CET.

Speakers: Francisco Lombardo, Founder of BForPlanet; Constantí Serrallonga, General Manager of the Fira de Barcelona; Pau Relat, President of the Fira de Barcelona; Jaume Collboni, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council; Rodolfo Lacy, Director of the Environment of the OCDE; Josep González, President of PIMEC; Ángel Alloza, CEO of Corporate Excellence; Leire Pajín, President of REDS; Mónica Oviedo, Head of Sustainability Management at IBERDROLA; Josep Sánchez Llibre, President FOMENT del Treball; Cristina Sánchez, Director General of Pacte Mundial; Joan Tristany, General Manager of AMEC; Ana Palencia, Director of Communication and Sustainability at Unilever; Antoni Ballabriga, BBVA Global Business Director; Nacho García-Valdecasas, Sustainability Lead for Amazon’s Spain and Italy.

09 July,2020

BForPlanet - Live. I Encuentro por un futuro sostenible

Place: Event virtual. Organizer: BforPlanet. Time: 17:00 CET.

Speakers: Teresa Ribera, Fourth Vice President and Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge of Spain; Pedro Duque, Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain; Pau Relat, President of the Fira de Barcelona; Francisco Lombardo, founder of BforPlanet; Joan Tristany, General Manager of AMEC; Jaume Collboni, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council; Damià Calvet, Minister of Territory and Sustainability in the Government of Catalonia; Bernat Solé, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency in the Government of Catalonia; Manuel Pulgar, Director of the WWF International Climate and Energy Program; Daniel Truran, B Corp Ambassador at B Lab Europe, CEO of ebbf – ethical business building the future; Yolanda Kakabadse, Former Minister of Environment of Ecuador (1998-2000); Augusto López-Claros, Economist, Director of Global Indicators and World Bank Analysis; Juan Costa, head of Ernst & Young’s international climate change division; Nicolás Cock, President of BioProtection Global; José Carlos Díez, member of the advisory board for Latin America of the PNUD.

25 June,2020

Global perspectives on how financial regulations can guide the transition to a low-carbon economy

Place: Webinar. Organizers: Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) and Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S). Time: 9:30-10:45.

20 May,2020

Talk with TEG Experts: EU Benchmarks Report. A discussion on Climate & ESG Benchmarks

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Climate Bonds. Time: 15:00 Paris (14:00 London).

Speakers: Andreas Hoepner, Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD); Elena Philipova, Refinitiv; Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative.

24 April,2020

Climate Bonds Green Bonds Treasury Survey 2020 Launch

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Climate Bonds. Time: 15:00h.

Speakers: Carlo Houblie, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Lars Mac Key, Danske Bank, Lea Muething, Climate Bonds Initiative, Caroline Harrison, Climate Bonds Initiative

22 April,2020

EU Green Bond Standard: Talk with TEG Experts

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Climate Bonds. Time: 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST).

Speakers: Aila Aho, Executive adviser, Nordea; Tanguy Claquin, Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB; Eila Kreivi, Head of Capital Markets, European Investment Bank; Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative.

16 April,2020

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts. Manufacturing

Place: Webinar. Organizers: Climate Bonds. Time: 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST).

Speakers: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, President, Club of Rome; Carel Cronenberg, Associate Director EBRD; Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative.

09 April,2020

EU Taxonomy Explored: A Talk with TEG Experts. Electricity & Energy Generation

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Climate Bonds. Time: 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST).

Speakers: John Sinner, European Investment Bank (EIB); Karsten Löffler, German Government Sustainable Finance Advisory Council; Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative.

07 April,2020

Webinar about Sustainable finance

Place: Webinar. Organizer: IEF. Time: 17:00h.

26 March,2020

EU Taxonomy Explored: A Talk with TEG Experts

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Climate Bonds. Time: 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST).

Speakers: Nathan Fabian, PRI; Helena Viñes Fiestas, BNP Paribas AM; Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds.

Participation in projects and consortiums

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