Lunch seminar

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The EU Commission’s action plan for sustainable finance launched earlier this March has provoked a lot of debate in the EU, to say nothing of all the buzz-words it contains, from green supporting factors and fiduciary responsibilities to sustainability taxonomies and green bond labels. But what will all this actually mean for Norway’s finance industry and business community?

The Center for International Climate Research (CICERO) and Kommunalbanken Norway (KBN) would like to invite you to a lunch seminar on the EU’s work in the sustainable finance area. The event will feature a range of experts who will guide us through the various measures contained in the EU’s action plan and share their thoughts on what it might mean in terms of greater expectations and responsibilities. 

 PROGRAM:

Welcome!
Tor Ole Steinsland, Chief Communications Office, KBN

The EU Commission’s Action Plan for Sustainable Finance and the Road Ahead
Beate Sjåfjell, Professor dr. juris at University of Oslo. Head of the research project "Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade" (SMART)

Will a Common European Sustainability Taxonomy Increase the Level of Green Investment?
Harald Francke Lund, Senior Advisor and Head of CICERO Second Opinions

Title to be announced.
Thina Saltvedt, Senior Analyst, Nordea Sustainable Finance

Company Reporting and Climate Risk: Will the TCFD Recommendations Become Mandatory, and if so for Whom? What Will They Mean for Reporting Organisations and Information Users?
Martin Skancke, Chair of the Board of PRI, a member of the TCFD, and Chair of the Norwegian Government’s Expert Commission on Climate Risk

The Norwegian Perspective: How Big will the Changes Actually Be for Norwegian Companies and Financial Institutions?
Maria Gjølberg, Principal Consultant, DNV GL

Short panel discussion, with the opportunity for questions from the audience
Harald Francke Lund, CICERO


The event will officially end at 12:30. We have reserved the venue until 13:00, meaning attendees will be able to continue their conversations over a cup of coffee after the seminar.

We reserve the right to make changes to the program.

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