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What it Means to be Green? A Discussion about Greenwashing, Transparency and the Purpose of Regulation

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Tuesday, October 4, 2022
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).

Speakers:

Johanna Preisig

Member 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 Baumann

Envoy 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 Borremans

Head 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 Favier

Head 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 Feller

Global Policy Lead, UNEP Finance Initiative

Elodie Feller is the Global Policy Lead at the UNEP Finance Initiative. Until recently she worked at the European Commission DG FISMA where she co-led the 2021 EU Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy and prior was part of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

Sonia De la Fuente

Counsel, 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 Amiguet

Partner, 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).

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