Conference: How Can Green Finance and Insurance Secure a Greener Future?

When 09:00 - 13:00
Where Hotel Lev Ljubljana
Main Partner
Main Partner
Event Partners
Event Partners
Panel Partners
Panel Partners

The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
is organising a conference on 22 March 2024 at 9 am at Hotel Lev titled
"How Can Green Finance and Insurance Secure a Greener Future?"

If you are interested in attending the conference, please register here.*

The conference will bring together prominent decision-makers and experts in finance, insurance, and sustainability to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in green finance and insurance products. We will look at current trends in Slovenia, Croatia and the United Kingdom, with the latter being recognised as a leader in this field.

With interest rates rising, the cost of financing green transition investments and technologies is becoming a pressing issue. How can banks play a proactive role in accelerating decarbonisation and what innovative green finance products will drive this transformation? The implications of the green transition go beyond this, affecting monetary and investment policy. It is crucial to discuss how central banks can encourage financial institutions to actively support green projects, and what fiscal policies and regulations governments can put in place to encourage green investment.

Turning our attention to green insurance products, we will also explore the potential benefits for those who choose sustainable insurance options and the role of regulatory institutions in steering the industry toward environmentally conscious offerings.

*Attendance at the event is free of charge, however, you must register in advance using the registration form here. You can cancel your participation free of charge up to 24 hours before the event. If you are unable to attend and you do not inform us of your cancellation within the deadline, we will charge you a no-show fee in the amount of EUR 50 + VAT

Program of the conference:

8.30–9.00 Arrival and Registration

9.00–9.30 Welcoming Remarks

  • Luka Vesnaver, Chairman of the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
  • Boštjan Vasle, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia
  • H. E. Tiffany Sadler, British Ambassador to Slovenia

9.30–10.30 Navigating Sustainability through (Innovative) Green Finance Products

  • Blaž Brodnjak, President of the Management Board of NLB
  • Benjamin Jošar, President of the Management Board of Triglav Skladi
  • Luke Davies, Vice President, Sustainable Capital Markets at Barclays Investment Bank
  • Felicity Hall, Head of Sustainable Finance Innovation, City of London Corporation
  • Nikolina Kolarić, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hrvatska poštanska banka
  • Maja Žgajnar, Partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Moderated by Robert Bauchmüller, Chief Officer | Strategy at Centre of Excellence in Finance.
Panel Partner: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

10.30–11.30 Green Transition – Impact on Monetary and Investment Policy

  • Tina Žumer, Vice Governor of the Bank of Slovenia
  • Sandra Švaljek, Deputy Governor of the Croatian National Bank
  • Marjan Divjak, Director-General of the Treasury Directorate at the Ministry of Finance and Member of the Supervisory Board of the SID Bank
  • Tamara Perko, Director of the Croatian Banking Association
  • Stanislava Zadravec Caprirolo, Director of the Bank Association of Slovenia
  • Nina Seega, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Moderated by Simon Savšek, Head of Ljubljana Office, European Investment Bank.
Panel Partner: Triglav Skladi

11.30–11.50 Coffee Break

11.50–12.50 How to Empower Consumer Awareness and Drive Green Insurance Products With Regulatory Support?

  • Maja Krumberger, Managing Director of the Slovenian Insurance Association
  • Ante Žigman, President of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency
  • Marijana Jakovac, CEO of Allianz Hrvatska
  • Zavarovalnica Triglav
  • Representative of a UK insurance company

Moderated by Gorazd Čibej, Managing Director of the Insurance Supervision Agency.
Panel Partner: Zavarovalnica Triglav

12.50–13.00 Closing Remarks

13.00–13.30 Networking