DAY ONE: 7 September 2020

1:00 pm

Welcome from edie

1:05 pm

Introduction from conference chair

1:10 pm

Speed networking

Connect with fellow attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session

1:25 pm


1:25 pm

Moving beyond ESG in a post-COVID world

  • The inextricable link between human, animal, ecosystem and economic health
  • How will industries and dialogues need to evolve to build future resilience?


1:35 pm


1:40 pm

Panel discussion: Transforming the economy post COVID-19

  • Assessing pandemic events as a dry run for climate change – what rethinking is needed in terms of government intervention and level of preparedness?
  • What next for the redesign and redeployment of finance? What are the priorities?
  • Are current models fit for a post-COVID world? What needs to change and what role will social contracts play?


2:20 pm

Take a break

Refuel and refresh ahead of the next session


2:30 pm

Panel discussion: Moving beyond ESG

  • What does the future look like beyond ESG integration?
  • Why we need to accelerate the shift NOW
  • What’s needed to close the gap between leaders and laggards?


  • Susanne Stormer

    Susanne Stormer
    Chief sustainability advisor, vice president - Novo Nordisk

  • Amy Clarke

    Amy Clarke
    Co-founder & chief impact officer - Tribe Impact Capital

  • Seb Beloe

    Seb Beloe
    Partner - head of research - WHEB Group

3:10 pm

Virtual booth tour

Discover innovative solutions by walking our virtual exhibition floor and

connecting with potential partners

3:25 pm

Take a break

Refuel and refresh ahead of the next session

3:35 pm


3:35 pm

How the financial sector can optimise the EU Taxonomy

  • Understanding how to apply it
  • Which products are most appropriate for application?


  • Prof Andreas Hoepner

    Prof Andreas Hoepner
    Chair in operational risk, banking & finance and VP EDI, College of Business - University College Dublin (UCD)

3:50 pm


3:55 pm

Panel discussion: Aligning investor and corporate thinking to unlock the full potential of the EU Taxonomy

  • Improving access to the right type of data
  • Making sense of competing frameworks
  • Aligning what is material for both investors and corporates – where are the common benefits?
  • Improving the understanding of companies’ products and services and their alignment with global sustainability goals
  • How can corporates and investors bridge the gap between varying levels of disclosure required?


  • Leon Kamhi

    Leon Kamhi
    Head of responsibility - Federated Hermes International

  • Neha Coulon

    Neha Coulon
    Global head of ESG solutions - JPMorgan

  • Peter Munroe

    Peter Munroe
    Head of investor relations - European Investment Bank

4:35 pm

Take a break

Refuel and refresh ahead of the next session

4:45 pm

Panel discussion: What is needed from regulators, corporates and investors to drive more robust and consistent disclosure on financial, social and environmental risk?

  • What metrics are most valuable to determine resilience?
  • Have we been asking the right questions to minimise risk and drive behaviour change?
  • What disclosure is needed in a post-COVID world?
  • How can we drive more proactive collaborative discussions between corporates and investors regarding post-COVID strategies?


5:25 pm

Close of day one

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Open networking session

Grab a drink and connect with fellow attendees in an open-format informal networking session