Banks' & insurers' role in supporting the sustainability transition: investment, lending, underwriting

Banks and insurers play an important role in the transition to sustainability and help reach Europe’s goals. Innovation in investment, underwriting products, lending and saving are necessary to grow sustainable activities and drive rapid transition. The event, organised by Insurance Europe, the European Banking Federation, and ClimateWise, will explore practical actions and tools used by banks and insurers, including engagement, education, product innovation, and research.

Opening remarks

Clare Shine

Director & CEO, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Andreas Brandstetter
President, Insurance Europe
Wim Mijs
CEO, European Banking Federation

Keynote speech

Eric Usher
Head, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Panel debate

Renaud Guidée
Group chief risk officer, Axa
Chair, Net Zero Insurance Alliance
Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi
CEO, Aegon, Netherlands
Karl-Oskar Olming
Head, Sustainability Strategy, Policy & Governance, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
Hacina Py
Chief sustainability officer, Société Générale
Moderator: Nina Seega
Research director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Closing remarks

Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe