What it Means to be Green? A Discussion about Greenwashing, Transparency and the Purpose of Regulation
16:00 – 17:30
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room B
A two-part presentation exploring the notion of greenwashing, its challenges, as well as the controversies around it. The first part will set the framework to better understand the issues at stake. It will then be followed by a panel discussion with participants from the main stakeholders (industry, investors, regulator).
Johanna PreisigMember of the Executive Board, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
Johanna Preisig is member of the Executive Board at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and Head of the Strategic Services division. This division includes i.a. the Sustainable Finance unit, which coordinates and provides technical support for FINMA's various activities in the area of sustainability.
Christoph BaumannEnvoy of the State Secretary for Sustainable Finance - State Secretariat for International Finance
Mr. Baumann holds an LLM in international law from the University of London, a master's degree in economics from the University of Zurich, and is a CFA charterholder.
Eric BorremansHead of ESG, Pictet Asset Management SA
Eric Borremans leads ESG integration across Pictet Asset Management SA including investment policies, proxy voting and engagement practices and is a member of Pictet Group Stewardship & Sustainability Board.
Amandine FavierHead of Sustainable Finance - WWF Switzerland
Amandine Favier is the Head of the Sustainable Finance department at WWF Switzerland. She is responsible for projects that aim to improve the integration of sustainability within the decision-making of banks, investors, financial supervisors, and regulators. In addition, her team develops solutions for a sustainable financial center. Before joining WWF in 2012, she worked for various financial institutions and also teaches Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investments at the University of Zürich and St. Gallen.
Elodie FellerGlobal Policy Lead, UNEP Finance Initiative
Sonia De la FuenteCounsel, OBERSON ABELS SA
Sonia De la Fuente is Counsel at OBERSON ABELS SA. She practices in the field of business law with a specialization in the areas of banking and finance law as well as sustainable finance.
Antoine AmiguetPartner, OBERSON ABELS SA
Antoine Amiguet has been advising financial institutions on banking and financial regulations for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the Strategy and Surveillance Committee of Sustainable Finance Geneva and lectures in the legal aspects of the CAS in Sustainable Finance (HEG-Geneva).