Innovative Finance for the SDG's- A global showcase banner, milan

Date: Tuesday 17 December 2019
Time: 09:45am – 6:00pm (Followed by networking drinks)
Location: Congress Hall, Borsa Italiana, Milan, Italy

In partnership with the UN Global Compact and Borsa Italiana, we are pleased to invite you to Innovative Finance for the SDGs – A Global Showcase.

As part of the SDG Investment Forum series, the event is designed to connect investors seeking to align investments with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to potential investment opportunities in multiple asset classes.

The conference will feature a series of panel discussions and investor presentations from Chief Financial Officers and other corporate representatives who are taking action on the SDGs. You will also have the opportunity to hear from governments, investors and financial institutions on their approach to the SDGs and how these Goals are shaping the future of responsible investment.

This showcase will conclude with an evening reception where the UN Global Compact, with support from PRI, will announce new initiatives to scale up SDG-enabling investments in 2020 and beyond.

To confirm your attendance, please register below. A detailed agenda will follow shortly.




09:45 Registration
10:15 Welcome Remarks

Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO, Borsa Italiana 
10:25  Keynote Interview 
10:45  The CFOs Role: Enabling the SDG transition
This panel will discuss the experiences of CFOs who are using the SDGs as a roadmap to transform their business and explore the implications of this shift on their financial strategies.

Alberto de Paoli, CFO, Enel
Maria Carrasco, CFO, FCC Construction
Massimo Mondazzi, CFO, ENI
Moderator: Lucia Silva, Group Head of Social Responsibility, Generali Group  
11:30 Coffee Break 
12:00  The Investor View: Creating an SDG and climate strategy
The SDGs are starting to enter the mainstream vocabulary in the responsible investment sphere. But what do you do beyond considering the SDGs through the lens of risks and opportunities?  This session will explore the role of institutional investors in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.

Aldo Bonati, Senior Manager, Sustainable Investments and Engagement, Etica Sgr
Alix Chosson
, Analyst, Responsible Investment, DNCA
Moderator: Francesco Tanzi, CFO, Pirelli 
12:45  A CFO Taskforce for the SDGs
The UN Global Compact and its partners will announce a new initiative to engage CFOs on SDG financing issues. The leaders and co-chairs of this new CFO Taskforce will launch the initiative and their upcoming plans to engage investors and policymakers.

Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Alberto De Paoli, CFO, Enel
Scott Mather, CIO, PIMCO 
13:00  Lunch 
14:00 CFO Corporate SDG Presentation 1
14:15 The Role of Sustainability in Credit Risk and Ratings
This panel will delve into a critical issue for companies implementing sustainability initiatives – how does this affect their cost of capital?

Mauro Crisafulli, Italy Country Manager, Moody’s Investors Service
Stéphane Le Priol, Head of Credit Research, AXA Group
Agostino Scornajenchi, CFO, Terna
Moderator: Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, PRI
15:00  Fixed Income and SDG Bonds
This panel will explore the latest innovations in the world of SDG-linked fixed income products, and how these products could enable large-scale institutional investment in the SDGs.

Alessandro Canta, Head of Finance & Insurance, Enel
Lupin Rahman, Executive Vice President, PIMCO
Moderator: Jerome Lavigne-Delville, Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact & IFC 
15:45 Coffee Break 
16:05 CFO Corporate SDG Presentation 2
The EU Taxonomy and the Green New Deal: what are the implications for companies?

Stefan Crets, Executive Director, CSR Europe
16:20 3x3: Advancing the SDGs through corporate investment
How can companies use their balance sheet to support the SDGs? This panel will focus on the role of companies as investors in emerging and frontier markets, delving into topics such as cross-border M&A, blended vehicles and subsidized finance. Each company will present 1-2 initiatives, followed by joint Q&A in a panel format.

Moderator: Marie Morice, Head of Sustainable Finance, UN Global Compact 
17:00 Recap and the Road Ahead
17:30 Closing Reception and CFO Taskforce Launch Celebration