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AFME European Sustainable Finance Conference
11 - 12 May 2022
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

11 - 12 May 2022
Hotel Okura,

AFME European Sustainable Finance Conference

Europe's leading sustainable finance conference for banking and capital markets

Understand how Europe's major banks and capital markets firms are shaping their sustainability products and practices

Help shape sustainable finance policy, products and markets

At AFME Sustainable Finance 2022, you will join ...

  • Bankers
  • Capital markets experts
  • Policymakers
  • Corporate issuers
  • Institutional investors
  • Lawyers
  • Rating agencies

...who are aligning the latest developments in sustainable finance policy, markets and products.

Meet with those shaping sustainable finance products and policy

AFME Sustainable Finance Conference is the best opportunity to hear from and meet with, the major banks, capital markets experts, investors, analysts and policy makers who are shaping the sustainable finance sector.

You will discover:

  • The latest thinking and market developments in what a well-functioning, at-scale sustainable finance market looks like, today and tomorrow
  • How policy is shaping the design of products, services and capital markets

Explore responses to COP26, ESG challenges and regulatory/taxonomy developments

  • Understand how organisations are building credible, sector-specific pathways to net-zero
  • Hear how banks and capital markets experts are planning around transition risk and opportunities 
  • Explore the development of successful financial products and services
  • Benchmark your own efforts against sustainable best practice

Develop a coherent strategy to direct private capital to sustainable investment

Gain a pragmatic view on how the sustainable finance agenda is:

  • Developing an efficiently operating financial system, taking into account:

    • environmental considerations
    • social considerations
    • governance considerations

  • Developing the products and services it offers to consumers and investors

Navigate the evolving reporting and disclosure landscape

  • How ESG reporting and disclosure is being enhanced at the EU and globally:
  • An update of the EU Taxonomy for green activities:
    • finalisation at the legislative level
    • usability for capital markets transactions

  • How to pragmatically and risk-sensitively, integrate ESG considerations into banking prudential and supervisory frameworks
  • How to incorporate ESG and sustainable finance considerations across various capital markets product areas and business functions

Keep pace with the rapidly evolving sustainable finance sector

€100-150 trillion

Investment needs, over the next three decades, to fund the transition to a low-carbon economy

€398 billion

European ESG bond and loan issuance - an increase of 58.8% in 2020

$2.5 trillion per year

Annual funding gap to reach the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Finance in Europe

AFME is a strong supporter of the EU’s aim to be a leader in driving the development of a more sustainable financial system, including via the implementation of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan and the European Green Deal.

AFME has established the Sustainable Finance Steering Committee that meets regularly to discuss, debate and develop strategies for increasing the role of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in wholesale finance.

Help build a more sustainable financial system at the AFME Sustainable Finance Conference.