ESG data – the capital in the sustainable transition

Hanken Svenska handelshögskolan, Finance Finland, Finance Denmark ordnar ett webbseminarium med EU-parlamentariker Sirpa Pietikäinen för att diskutera den nuvarande tillgänglighetet av ESG data och ideér för att öka tillgängligheten. Seminariet hålls på engelska.


ESG data – the capital in the sustainable transition

Webinar on 11th June 2020, 11-12.45  (10.-11.45 CEST)

Following the awareness of environmental limits to human actions, and EU’s sustainable finance developments, attention is now directed to the need for reliable and comparable ESG data as the key to driving forward the sustainable transition. This need is apparent in the financial sector, but also of key importance to other stakeholders in the society, such as corporates, policymakers and the academic community

Hanken School of Economics, Finance Finland, Finance Denmark host a webinar with Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament, to discuss the current availability of ESG data and ideas to make it more accessible and usable for financers, policy makers, researchers and many more. The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards applied to a company’s operations that help to evaluate the company’s overall performance and health.

Agenda of the event is following:

     11.00–11.30 Introduction (10.00-10.30 CEST) 

Welcoming words by Othmar Lehner, Director of the Hanken Centre of Accounting, Finance and Governance, Hanken School of Economics

  • EP Sirpa Pietikäinen 
  • Martin Spolc, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission 
  • Lars Müller, Policy Officer, DG ENV, European Commission 

    11.30–11.50 Presentation of the ESG data register (10.30-10.50 CEST)

  • Kristiina Vares-Wartiovaara, Portfolio Manager, Head of ESG, OP Financial Group
  • Hanna Silvola, Associate Professor, Hanken School of Economics 

   11.50–12.40 Discussion (10.50-11.40 CEST)

First comments: 

  • Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe 
  • Rasmus Nikolaj Due Skov, Director, Head of Sustainability, Group Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted
  • Aleksandra Palinska, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, Efama
  • Sinne Conan, Director of European Affairs, Finance Denmark
  • Esko Kivisaari, Deputy Managing Director, Finance Finland   

‘Open floor’ Q&A        
     12.40–12.45 Closing remarks by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (11.40-11.45 CEST)    

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