Conference Programme

Day 1 - Tue 05 Dec

  • 08:00 - 08:30:

    Tea & Coffee

  • 08:30 - 08:40:

    Opening Remarks

    • Nandini
      Nandini Sukumar CEO World Federation of Exchanges
  • 08:40 - 09:25:

    Fireside chat

    • Nandini
      Nandini Sukumar CEO World Federation of Exchanges
    • Tajinder
      Tajinder Singh Deputy Secretary General International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
  • 09:25 - 10:25:

    Session 1: The Potential of Green Equities to Support a Sustainable Transition

    The WFE recently launched a standard for green equities – providing principles and guidelines for public consultation. Green equities can contribute towards a transition to a sustainable economy. Reflecting on these guidelines, the session will explore what makes an effective green equity designation? What impacts are issuers seeing on investor relations as a result of issuing green equities? What does investor confidence in a ‘green’ label currently look like and what can be done to increase it?

    • Cesar
      Cesar Sanches Head of Sustainability B3

    • Tomas
      Tomas Thyblad Head of ESG solutions, European Markets Nasdaq
    • Johanna
      Johanna Grönroos Chief Development Officer Lamor Corporation Plc.
    • Virginia
      Virginia Ribeiro Head of Sustainability and Corporate Governance Sabesp
  • 10:25 - 10:45:

    Coffee Break

  • 10:45 - 10:55:

    Keynote: Voluntary Carbon Markets

    • Rostin
      Rostin Behnam Chairman Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • 10:55 - 11:55:

    Session 2: Creating Effective Voluntary Carbon Markets

    According to a 2023 BCG study, global voluntary carbon markets are expected by reach between $10bn to $40bn by 2030. Given their potential as a key and significant tool towards a more sustainable global economy, it is vital that the appropriate market infrastructure is in place as they scale to protect both issuers and investors. What are the current challenges being seen within VCMs that may prevent scalability? What role can the financial services industry play to address these challenges?

    • Owain
      Owain Johnson Global Head of Research & Product Development CME Group

    • Mikkel
      Mikkel Larsen Chief Executive Officer Climate Impact X
    • Martina
      Martina Macpherson FICRS, PhD (c.) Head of ESG Product Strategy & Management SIX Group
    • Frederick
      Frederick Teo CEO GenZero
    • Chris
      Chris Leeds Head of Carbon Market Development, Standard Chartered, and Chair, Market Formations and Communications Committee Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM)
    • Rostin
      Rostin Behnam Chairman Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • 11:55 - 12:55:

    Session 3: Just Transition - The Role of Exchanges

    ‘Just Transition’ can mean moving towards a more green economy without leaving behind those in traditionally high polluting industries. It may mean a COO considering reskilling some of the company’s workforce as the company moves its focus to more sustainable economies. It could also mean a government ensuring impacts on all communities are considered before it begins to invest in more energy efficient infrastructure.

    So what exactly is a ‘Just Transition’ and what role does the finance industry have to play in this?

    • Victoria
      Victoria Powell Senior Manager, ESG Regulatory Affairs World Federation of Exchanges

    • Brendan
      Brendan Curran Senior Policy Fellow (Sustainable Finance) London School of Economics and Political Science Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
    • Daphne
      Daphne Breyer Head of ESG BB Asset Management
    • Itumeleng
      Itumeleng Monale Chief Operating Officer Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • 12:55 - 13:00:

    Concluding Remarks

    • Nandini
      Nandini Sukumar CEO World Federation of Exchanges