Conference: How Can Green Finance and Insurance Secure a Greener Future?

22 March @ 09:00
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Join us at the conference "How Can Green Finance and Insurance Secure a Greener Future?",
organised in partnership with the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce,
on Friday 22 March 2024 at 9am at the Hotel Lev in Ljubljana.


The conference will bring together prominent decision-makers and experts in finance, insurance, and sustainability to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in green finance and insurance products. We will look at current trends in Slovenia, Croatia and the United Kingdom, with the latter being recognised as a leader in this field.

With interest rates rising, the cost of financing green transition investments and technologies is becoming a pressing issue. How can banks play a proactive role in accelerating decarbonisation and what innovative green finance products will drive this transformation? The implications of the green transition go beyond finance, affecting monetary and investment policy. It is crucial to discuss how central banks can encourage financial institutions to actively support green projects, and what fiscal policies and regulations governments can put in place to encourage green investment.

Turning our attention to green insurance products, we will also explore the potential benefits for those who choose sustainable insurance options and the role of regulatory institutions in steering the industry toward environmentally conscious offerings.

*The event will be held in English. Attendance at the event is free of charge, however, you must register in advance using the registration form below. You can cancel your participation free of charge up to 24 hours before the event. If you are unable to attend and you do not inform us of your cancellation within the deadline, we will charge you a no-show fee in the amount of EUR 50 + VAT.

Program of the conference:

8.30–9.00 Arrival and Registration

9.00–9.30 Welcoming Remarks

  • Luka Vesnaver, Chairman of the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Partner at Ion Advisory
  • Boštjan Vasle, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia
  • H. E. Tiffany Sadler, British Ambassador to Slovenia

9.30–10.30 Navigating Sustainability through (Innovative) Green Finance Products

  • Blaž Brodnjak, President of the Management Board of NLB
  • Benjamin Jošar, President of the Management Board of Triglav Skladi
  • Luke Davies, Director, Sustainable Banking Group at Barclays Investment Bank
  • Felicity Hall, Head of Sustainable Finance Innovation, City of London Corporation
  • Nikolina Kolarić, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hrvatska poštanska banka
  • Maja Žgajnar, Partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Moderated by Robert Bauchmüller, Chief Officer | Strategy at Centre of Excellence in Finance.
Panel Partner: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

10.30–11.30 Green Transition – Impact on Monetary and Investment Policy

  • Tina Žumer, Vice Governor of the Bank of Slovenia
  • Sandra Švaljek, Deputy Governor of the Croatian National Bank
  • Marjan Divjak, Director-General of the Treasury Directorate at the Ministry of Finance and Member of the Supervisory Board of the SID Bank
  • Tamara Perko, Director of the Croatian Banking Association
  • Stanislava Zadravec Caprirolo, Director of the Bank Association of Slovenia
  • Nina Seega, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Moderated by Simon Savšek, Head of Ljubljana Office, European Investment Bank

11.30–11.50 Coffee Break

11.50–12.50 How to Empower Consumer Awareness and Drive Green Insurance Products With Regulatory Support?

  • Maja Krumberger, Managing Director of the Slovenian Insurance Association
  • Ante Žigman, President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency
  • Marijana Jakovac, CEO of Allianz Hrvatska
  • Peter Filip Jakopič, Director of UW and PD for Property and Casualty at Zavarovalnica Triglav
  • Rebecca Deegan, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Association of British Insurers

Moderated by Gorazd Čibej, Managing Director of the Insurance Supervision Agency.
Panel Partner: Zavarovalnica Triglav

12.50-13.00 Closing Remarks

  • Miha Košak, Vice Chairman of the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Honorary Chairman of Chapter Zero Slovenia

13.00–13.30 Networking