Spotlight on sustainability:
How banks can overcome the challenges of achieving Net-zero by 2050
Tuesday 13 September 15:30 CET
In this webinar we will explore the measures banks can take in order to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Can banks marry their own goals with those of their clients? Will interim targets need to be rethought with a looming energy crisis in Europe? We will look at a range of challenges that lenders are having to confront, from the lack of relevant and accurate data to the need to reskill their staff and restructure their businesses. We will also discuss how banks can address the increasing scrutiny their climate plans face from investors, as well as the opportunities that the massive spending required for the green transition can present them.
Global Head of Responsible Business
Antoni Ballabriga is Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA. He reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Co-chair of the Global Steering Committee at UNEP FI (United Nations Environmental Program for Financial Institutions).
Member of the Steering Group at the Net Zero Banking Alliance
Chair of the Sustainable Finance Expert Group at EBF (European Banking Federation).
Professor at ESADE Business School. Former President of DIRSE, Spanish Association of CSR Professionals and Former President of SpainSIF, Forum for Sustainable Investment in Spain.
Antoni holds a Degree in Business Sciences and MBA from ESADE Business School. He studied at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and is First Mover Fellow at The Aspen Institute.
Senior ESG Writer
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Jennifer Laidlaw is a senior writer on S&P Global Sustainable1’s ESG Thought Leadership Team where she explains how the latest sustainability trends affect the investment community. She came to S&P Sustainable1 from S&P Global Market Intelligence where she worked as a European banking correspondent in Paris. Jennifer started her career as a business and finance journalist as a rookie reporter at a start-up English-language business newspaper in Warsaw. It was a once in a lifetime experience that helped her become an all-round journalist prepared for any challenge, including a stint as a European commodities reporter in London for Dow Jones that then took her back to Warsaw as a business and economics reporter for the newswire. Her career has also taken her to New York as a technology and advertising reporter for Reuters and a banking and retail correspondent for the same newswire in Brussels. She then landed in the French capital where she worked as an international news stringer for Radio France before joining S&P Global.
EMEA FIG Editor
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Darragh is an editor in the Europe, Middle East and Africa Financial Institutions Group at S&P Global Market Intelligence. He is responsible for coordinating exclusive features and data-driven insights on topics including M&A, corporate strategy, regulation and ESG at banks across the region.
Prior to joining the banking team, Darragh worked on the consumer and retail desk at Market Intelligence, focused on companies including Amazon.com, Tesla and LVMH. He also reported extensively on the European private equity industry while at Real Deals.
Darragh holds a BA Hons in Hispanic Studies from the University of Nottingham.
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The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from across Europe. The federation is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.
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