With support of AHK Russland

International Forum - Responsible investments in the CIS region

Venue:

17 December 2019 - Frankfurt am Main, Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, Festsaal, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

18 December 2019 - IHK Frankfurt am Main, Room Merkur, Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

  • Day 1 – International conference: panel discussions, networking (including AHK Treff) and award ceremony (from 13:00 till 20:30)
  • Day 2 – Business meetings day: B2B and B2G meetings for the conference partners, sponsors and other interested parties. Excursion and entertainment  program for CIS visitors.

Overview:

Responsible investments (RI) and Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors remain key topics for the financial society of developed countries for the last five years. CIS countries have just recently joined this global financial initiative: the first green bonds were issued in 2018, as well as several companies and financial institutions from the CIS went through ESG/ sustainable finance certification. The key aim of the Forum is to present ESG and RI pioneers of the CIS market to the EU financial community, as well as to discuss the most recent trends in the area of EU responsible finance.

The event will be held in English and Russian language with simultaneous translation.

Registration in advance is essential.  

To register and buy a ticket, please click here for English or Russian versions: Registration in English or Registration in Russian

For additional information regarding the event please see the Agenda

If you have any queries regarding the participation in the event or if you are interested in our sponsorschip packages, please contact:

Ekaterina Kryachko

Rating-Agentur Expert RA GmbH

Walter-Kolb-Straße 9-11, 60594 Frankfurt am Main.

Tel. +49 69 3085 4500 ext. 1215

kryachko@raexpert.eu

Partners of the forum:

    

Media partners of the forum:

     

Supported by:

List of speakers: 

List of speakers in English

List of speakers in Russian

 

 

Agenda for 17.12.2019 - English version 

Agenda of 17.12.2019 - Russian version  

Agenda for 18.12.2019 - English version 

Agenda for 18.12.2019 - Russian version  

 

Format of the event:

  • Day 1 – International conference: panel discussions, networking (including AHK Treff) and an award ceremony (from 13:00 till 20:30)
  • Day 2 – Business meetings day: B2B and B2G meetings for the conference partners and partners from CIS: visits to business associations of Germany, authorities and companies, excursions and entertainment program

Day 1 - International conference, 17 December 2019

Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, Festsaal, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

Responsible investments (RI) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors have been key topics for the financial society of developed countries for the last five years, while most of emerging markets remain behind this trend. CIS countries have only recently joined this global financial initiative: the first green bonds were issued in 2018, as well as several companies and financial institutions from the CIS have recently gone through ESG/sustainable finance certification. The key aim of the conference is to present ESG and RI pioneers of the CIS market to the EU financial community, as well as to discuss the most recent trends in the area of EU responsible finance.

17 December 2019, Agenda:

13:00 Registration & welcome coffee

14:00 Introduction and welcome remarks

  • Matthias Schepp, Chairman of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK)
  • Dmitry Grishankov, President of the International group RAEX

14:30 Section 1: Responsible investments in the CIS regions

Analytical support:

RAEX-Europe: ESG-analysis of CIS Region and the overview of the most efficient responsible investments in the CIS countries

Moderation: Dmitry Grishankov, President of the International group RAEX

Participants:

  • Sergey Nikitin, Head of the Representative Office of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Germany (Germany)
  • Yulia Sofronova, Head of Nordic, CEE and CIS region, Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI) UN (via Skype)
  • Alexander Nikitin, Governor of the Tambov region (Russia)
  • Dmitry Averov, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Lipetsk Region (Russia) 
  • Alfred Mayr, Managing Director Cluster of Environmental Technologies Bavaria (Germany)
  • Svetlana Bik, Executive Director, National Association of Concessionaires and Long-term Infrastructure Investors (Russia)
  • Denis Kornev, Specialist of Department of Prospective Development PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (Russia)
  • Vladimir Gorchakov, Associate Director, Rating service of RAEX-Europe (Germany)

Panel discussion

Topics to discuss:

  • Investment climate in the CIS countries and regions
  • Regions and cities from CIS on their way to sustainable development
  • Responsible investment policy in the CIS regions: best practices
  • Integration of German “green” technologies in the economy of the regions and cities of the CIS
  • Importance of local business in sustainable development of the regions
  • The key drivers of the Russian regions’ economy

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Section 2: Responsible and sustainable financial markets in CIS and EU

Analytical support:

RAEX-Europe:

  • ESG-ratings and rankings for companies
  • Green bond advantages and opportunities
  • Green bond second opinions 
  • Overview of sustainable stock exchanges

Moderation: Matthias Schepp, Chairman of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK)

Participants:

  • Gleb Shevelenkov, Director of the Debt Market Department of Moscow Stock Exchange (Russia)
  • Valérie Guillaumin, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) (Switzerland)
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Bussalb, Head of Section, Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) (Germany)
  • Andrey Krylov, Head of Securities Markets Department of the National Financial Association (Russia)
  • Sachin Vaankalas, General Manager of Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG) (Luxembourg)
  • Serena Vento, Director of Fundraising & Partnerships, Climate Bonds Initiative (UK/ Belgium)
  • Michail Babenko, Director of the Green Economy Program of the World Wide Fund for Nature in Russia (Russia)
  • Timur Onzhanov, Managing Director of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) (Kazakhstan)
  • Dr. Vasily Vysokov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Center-invest Bank (Russia)
  • Simone Andrae, CEO of Andrae Project Finance (Germany)
  • Svetlana Grishankova, Managing Director of RAEX-Europe (Germany)
  • Representative of Credit Bank of Moscow* (Russia)

Panel discussion

Topics to discuss:

  • “Green” financial infrastructure: experience from leading stock exchanges
  • Responsible investments and green bond regulations: EU in comparison with CIS
  • Green bond verification standards: EU vs. CIS
  • Issuance of green bonds on European financial markets: dynamic and current stance 
  • Green bond pioneers from CIS
  • Transition bonds as a prospective instrument for companies from developing countries
  • “Green” banking products and ESG-banking
  • ESG-factors influence on the international trade financing deals
  • ESG-factors in investment strategies of pension funds and development banks

18:00 Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony

  • Ben Aris, Editor-in-chief, Bne IntelliNews
  • Award Ceremony by RAEX-Group

18:30-20:30 Event Close & AHK Treff **

  • André Fritsche, Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), representative of the State of Hesse in the Russian Federation

*Waiting for confirmation

**AHK Treff is a networking meeting open for all AHK members as well as for every registered Forum Participants.

Day 2 – Business meetings day, Russia Roundtables, 18 December 2019 

IHK Frankfurt am Main, Room Merkur, Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

The second day of the “International Forum: Responsible Investments in the CIS Region” fully dedicated to the discussion of the Russian market – the largest and the most developed market of the CIS and Black Sea macro-region. RAEX-Europe will present its annual discussion of the credit rating of the Russian Federation, overview of the Russian banking system as well as of the current financial and economic stance of the Russian regions. The participants of the Second day will have a unique opportunity to meet high-level representatives of two industrial-agricultural Russian regions – Tambov and Lipetsk oblast, as well as to discuss opportunities of doing business in these regions, mutual trade and production localization.

18 December 2019, Agenda:

9:00 Registration & welcome coffee

9:30 Credit rating of Russia annual discussion

  • General Consulate of the Russian Federation: welcome speech
  • Vladimir Gorchakov, Associate Director of RAEX-Europe:
  • Presentation of the credit rating of Russia
  • Russian banking system overview
  • Financial and economic situation in the Russian regions
  • Aaron Röschke, Head of Russland Kompetenzzentrum Düsseldorf: German business view on Russian economy perspectives

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Presentation of Tambov oblast

  • Welcome speech from the Governor of the Tambov region - Alexander Nikitin
  • Economic, investment and export potential of Tambov region
  • ESG analysis of the region by RAEX-Europe
  • Presentation of local enterprises and exporters
  • B2B meetings between German companies and representatives of the region

13:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 Presentation of Lipetsk oblast

  • Welcome speech from the Deputy Head of the Administration of the Lipetsk Region - Dmitry Averov
  • New opportunities for German companies in Lipetsk oblast
  • ESG analysis of the region by RAEX-Europe
  • Presentation of local enterprises and exporters
  • B2B meetings between German companies and representatives of the region

15:30 Networking & Drinks reception

The participation in the 18 December 2019 event is free of charge for all AHK-members, banks and industrial companies. Other participants are welcome to attend upon personal invitation. If you would like to have personal meeting with the representatives of Tambov and Lipetsk oblast during the event, please send the following information to our Business Development Manager Ekaterina Kryachko kryachko@raexpert.eu:

  • Your contact details
  • Name of the region you would like to meet
  • Name of your company and scope of activity
  • Topics you would like to discuss

List of speakers: 

List of speakers in English

List of speakers in Russian