The second edition of the European Finance Summit (EFS) will take place on March 18th, 2021. This online edition will bring together several local and international experts who will discuss the latest trends of the sector and exchange their best practices. In the current context, the organizers picked a topic that is more relevant than ever, “from Financial Leaders to Change Makers: Time to Renovate”, with a focus on sustainable recovery and green transition.

The financial services industry is undergoing seismic change and the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) trend cannot be ignored anymore. Nowadays, a climate risk clearly represents a financial risk and investors are increasingly applying non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. Whether it is based on a long-term strategy or an immediate investment, we can all contribute to launching a sustainable recovery, which will help us go past the current crisis that hits the world. EFS, through its dedicated session organized from Luxembourg, will therefore highlight the latest initiatives and actions in terms of sustainable finance, as well as highlighting some of the startups that are revolutionizing the sector.


Insightful conference sessions

The morning session will be focused on increasing the awareness and the need for a green recovery, it will consist in the sharing of several milestones and actions achieved so far. Moreover, long-term goals based on the incorporation of today's sustainability considerations will also be tackled. Experts will share their knowledge and notably explain how and why the climate risk is actually associated with financial risks, and will discuss the future we need to build to make our planet – as well as businesses – more sustainable, in Luxembourg and abroad.

The afternoon conference will be divided into four distinct parts. First, experts will participate in a session dedicated to the funds industry, discussing ESG, SRI, thematic funds, etc. The following session will focus on Wealth Management and Private Banking: how is sustainable finance shifting the investment industry? What is the role of UHNWI? More questions will be raised. Finally, the conference will end with a session dedicated to CFOs and treasurers: COVID-19 as a Catalyst to sustainable processes, the role of Fintechs to accelerate transformation.

Anne-Claire Roux (Managing Director, Finance for Tomorrow), Hedda Pahlson-Moller (Founder & CEO,, Linda Zeilina (Founder & CEO, International Sustainable Finance Centre), Raymond Schadeck (Chair of the Board of Regents , Sacred Heart University), Sachin Vankalas (CEO, Luxflag), Julien Froumouth (Sustainable Finance Adviser, ABBL), Nicolas Mackel (CEO, Luxembourg for Finance) and Philipp von Restorff (Deputy CEO, Luxembourg for Finance) have already confirmed their participation to EFS 2021, with more experts to be confirmed soon!


During the day, participants will also have the opportunity to discover the latest Finance startups and discuss with their peers thanks to the digital exhibition and networking areas provided to them by the organizers. Finally, the event will feature the traditional Luxembourg Finance Awards.


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Publié le 26 janvier 2021