PIP22_Sustainable Finance Policy Conference_v2

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Time: 10:00 - 18:00 CET
Venue: CCIB, Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
Fee: Complimentary 

The PRI Policy Conference aims to convene, for the second time since 2019, leading policymakers, regulators, regulatory affairs professionals and investors to a one-day in-person event dedicated to sustainable finance policy, in the run up to the flagship PRI in Person conference.

This event will be an opportunity to discuss ongoing sustainable finance policy reforms, policy effectiveness and address challenges in policy frameworks to bridge the gap towards sustainability outcomes such as the Paris agreement and the SDGs.

The Policy Conference will include sessions on:

  • Shifting the baseline on sustainable finance: strengths and challenges of different policy approaches around the world, and the value of global alignment
  • Stewardship, duties and policy engagement: the key reforms to empower the pursuit of sustainability outcomes
  • Piloting an economy-wide transition: connecting finance and industrial policy 


This event is of limited capacity. Priority will be given to policymaker and regulatory representatives, and regulatory affairs staff of PRI signatories.


 10:00 Registration & morning coffee
 10:30 Welcome remarks
David Atkin, CEO, PRI

Keynote speech
Ashley Alder, CEO of Hong Kong SFC and Chair of the Board, IOSCO
 11:00 Session 1: Shifting the baseline: financial regulations in the 21st century
This session will start with a presentation of the latest update of PRI’s regulation database, summarising key policy developments around the world. It will be followed by a panel discussion taking a global look at regulatory tools developed to ensure a common language to guide the climate transition and address greenwashing concerns. The session will explore strengths, challenges of different approaches, why different markets are taking different strategies, and what they hope to achieve.
Natasha Cazenave, Executive Director, European Securities and Markets Authority
Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Japan Financial Services Authority
Moderator: Elise Attal, Head of EU Policy, PRI
 12:30 Lunch 
 13:30 Session 2: The next phase for financial regulations: bridging the gap to sustainability outcomes
Building regulations that enable investors to understand, manage and account for sustainability impact of their investment decision-making is essential as an increasing number of investors are set to pursue sustainability targets such as net zero. How are policymakers addressing this need – and what does that mean for future financial policy reforms on investor duties, stewardship and policy engagement? This session will include a presentation of the latest findings of the Legal Framework for Impact project, and a brainstorming activity involving all attendees.

Claudia Chapman, Head of Stewardship, UK FRC
Yasuyuki Konuma, Executive Officer, Tokyo Stock Exchange
Fausto Parente, Executive Director, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
Stephane Tardif, Managing Director, Climate Risks, OSFI Canada
Moderator: Robert Nash, Head of Legal Framework for Impact, Policy, PRI
 15:00 Break
 15:30 Fireside chat: 
PRI’s Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Nathan Fabian
, discusses the connection between financial and real economy policy with John Morton, US Treasury
 15:45 Session 3: Piloting an economy-wide transition: connecting finance and industrial / real economy policy
Shifting financial flows to address key societal concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, increasing inequalities, requires a foundational change not only in financial but also in economic policy. This session will start with a presentation of PRI’s research on transition policy; followed by roundtable discussions to gather feedback on future policy work on the economic transition; and conclude with a summary of key action points.

Jean Boissinot, Head of Secretariat, Network for Greening the Financial System, Banque de France
Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency
Alexander Stafford, Member of Parliament, UK
Moderator: Eliette Riera, Head of UK Policy, PRI
 17:15 Networking reception 
 19:30 Event end