Sao Paulo Seminar : The Financial System, the Green Economy and Climate Change

Date: 21 Sep 2015

On September 21st 2015 the Inquiry hosted an international seminar with the Federação Brasileira das Associações de Bancos (FEBRABAN), and the Center for Studies in Sustainability of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (GVces).

The meeting was opened by Murilo Portugal, President, FEBRABAN, Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP and Alexandre Tombini, President and closed by Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment of Brazil and Joaquim Levy, Brazilian Finance Minister.

Areas of discussion included prudential regulation and the green economy, how different countries are incorporating a systemic view on a sustainable financial system, private funding and the green economy and the role of the private sector in the climate negotiations.
Achim Steiner

Panelists included:

  • Silvia Marques, Head of Department of Financial System Regulation of the Brazil Central Bank
  • Inci Otker-Robe, Advisor for Macroprudential and Monetary Policies of the IMF Monetary Capital Market Departament
  • Ernesto Sepulveda, Financial Specialist, Directorate of Macrofinancial Risk Analysis of Banco de México
  • Paul Collazos, Head of Specialized Lending Risk Oversight Department, Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Private Pension Fund Managers of Peru
  • Claudia Politanski, Itaú Unibanco’s Vice President for Legal, Ombudsman, Human Resources, Government Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Kern Alexander, Professor, Chair in Banking and Financial Market Regulation of Zurich University
  • Habil Olaka, CEO, Kenya Bankers Association
  • Wang Yao, Professor and Director, Research Center for Climate and Energy Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics and Deputy Secretary General of Green Finance Committee, China Finance Society
  • Olivier Jonglez, Heading the French Financial Department in New York
  • Edi Setijawan, Deputy Director, Indonesia Regulatory Authority
  • Nick Robins, Co-Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Alexandre Kossoy, Senior Financial Specialist Climate Change Policy & Finance World Bank Group
  • João Consiglio, Executive Vice-President Corporate Banking of Santander Brazil
  • Nelson Carvalho, Doctor Professor of University of São Paulo
  • Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-Founder of Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Siobhan Cleary, Consultant to the World Federation of Exchanges
  • John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC
  • Donald MacDonald, CEO of IIGC – Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • Fabio C. Barbosa, Independent Counselor of Directors Board, Itaú-Unibanco Bank
  • Rathin Roy, Director of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy – India
  • Arnaldo Calil Pereira Jardim, Secretary of Agriculture and Suply, State of São Paulo

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