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Event on 2 November 2021 at University of Zurich

Sustainable Finance in Europe under a Swiss-Spanish Perspective

Event date:
2 Nov, 9:00 – 11:30 CEST

The event is jointly organised by the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich and the Spanish Embassy in Bern.

About the event:
Over the past couple of years, the ties between the economic ecosystems of Spain and Switzerland have become even stronger. This is particularly true in the area of finance, since in 2020 there have been various relevant investments in Spain by big Swiss financial companies, which will surely lead to additional investment flows between both countries over the coming years.

This conference aims to explore the synergies that could result from the growing economic ties of the two countries in addressing the need to make the European financial system more digital and more sustainable. In return, participants in the conference will also discuss to what extent current sustainable finance initiatives are contributing effectively to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Welcome remarks: Philipp Aerni, CCRS

Keynote: Pablo de Ramón-Laca Clausen, Director General of the Treasury and Financial Policy, Spanish Treasury; “Sustainable finance in Spain”

Keynote: Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX Group; "The role of SIX Group in sustainable finance"

Keynote: Prof. César Hidalgo, University of Toulouse/Harvard University; "Economic complexity and sustainability: a new research frontier"

Discussant: Marc Lussy, F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator

Roundtable Discussion:
    • Moderator: Sabine Döbeli, CEO Swiss Sustainable Finance
    • Michael Manz, Assistant State Secretary, Ambassador, SIF
    • Ernesto Negredo, Deputy Directorate General for Regulation of Capital Markets and Financial Instruments, Spanish Treasury
    • Toni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business BBVA
    • Daniel Wild, Head of Global ESG Strategy, Crédit Suisse
    • Evelyne Pflugi, CEO Singularity Group
    • Christoph Müller, CEO Inrate

Final Remarks: Francisco de Miguel Álvarez, Spanish Deputy Mission Chief to Switzerland

Apéro (Spanish wine, cheese and ham)

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Aula RAA-G-01 of the Gebäude RAA of the University of Zurich (Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich)

Main hall (Lichthof) in the main building of the University of Zurich (Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich)