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
  • Andrey Sobolev, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Germany
  • Erkin Khamraev, Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Frankfurt am Main

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:

  • Dmitry Averov, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Lipetsk Region (Russia) 
  • Valérie Guillaumin, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) (Switzerland)
  • Vladimir Gorchakov, Associate Director, Rating service of RAEX-Europe (Germany)
  • Alfred Mayr, Managing Director Cluster of Environmental Technologies Bavaria (Germany)
  • Nuriddin Mamajonov, Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Frankfurt-am-Main (Uzbekistan)
  • Sergey Nikitin, Head of the Representative Office of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Germany (Germany)
  • Denis Kornev, Specialist of Department of Prospective Development PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (Russia)
  • Yulia Sofronova, Head of Nordic, CEE and CIS region, Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI) UN (via Skype)
  • Sergei Ukhachev, Acting Deputy Head of the Administration of the Tambov region (Russia)

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:

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

Moderation: Svetlana Grishankova, Managing Director of RAEX-Europe

  • 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
  • Paul Schmitz, Representative of IHK Frankfurt am Main: Business Ties between Frankfurt-Rhein-Main and Russia

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Presentation of Tambov oblast

  • Welcome speech from the Governor of the delegation of Tambov region
  • Sergey Yukhachev, Acting Deputy Head of the Administration of the Tambov region (Russia): economic, investment and export potential of Tambov region
  • Vladimir Gorchakov, Associate Director, Rating service of RAEX-Europe: 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 
  • Sergey Sharonin, Head of the Department of investments and innovations of the Lipetsk region: New opportunities for German companies in Lipetsk oblast
  • Vladimir Gorchakov, Associate Director, Rating service of RAEX-Europe: ESG analysis of the region by RAEX-Europe
  • Anatoli Konradi, GR manager EU Lipetsk ICC: Presentation of local companies
  • Presentation of local companies 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

Day 1 - International conference, 17 December 2019

Section 1

Dmitry Averov - Responsible investments in Lipetsk Region  

Valérie Guillaumin - Green Bond Principles  

Vladimir Gorchakov - ESG ranking and ESG ratings of Russian regions 

Alfred Mayr - Environmental Projects in CIS countries_Best Practices from Bavaria 

Nuriddin Mamajonov - Sustainable development in Uzbekistan 

Denis Kornev - MMK's sustainable development 

Yulia Sofronova - UN PRI influence on responsible investments in the CIS region 

Sergei Ukhachev - Tambov region 

Section 2

Michail Babenko - Babenko_Green Economy Program of the World Wide Fund for Nature in Russia 

Dr. Jean-Pierre Bussalb - EU regulation in the field of sustainable finance and the BaFin Guidance Notice on Dealing with Sustainability Risks 

Svetlana Grishankova - Overview of the ESG practices on the CIS financial markets 

Timur Onzhanov - Onzhanov AIFC Green Finance Centre 

Gleb Shevelenkov - Sustainability Sector on the Moscow Exchange 

Sachin Vaankalas - Sustainable finance from Niche to Mainstream 

Serena Vento - Climate Bonds Initiative 

Dr. Vasily Vysokov - ESG banking: made in Russia 

Ben Aris - CIS embraces the new ESG paradigm 

 

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

Vladimir Gorchakov - Presentation of the credit rating of Russia 

Aaron Röschke - German business view on Russian economy perspectives 

Sergei Ukhachev - Tambov region 

Vladimir Gorchakov, ESG analysis of Tambov region by RAEX-Europe  

Sergey Sharonin, New opportunities for German companies in Lipetsk oblast 

Vladimir Gorchakov, ESG analysis of the region by RAEX-Europe 

 

First Russian Bank ESG Rating: Credit Bank of Moscow

Russian green bonds: RAEX-Europe second opinion on green bonds from Center-invest Bank

Russian green bonds: RAEX-Europe second opinion on green bonds from  RSB HMAO Ltd.

ESG Ranking of the largest Russian companies 2019

ESG Ranking of Russian regions 2019

List of speakers: 

List of speakers in English

List of speakers in Russian

Aaron Röschke

Head of German-Russian Centre for Economic Cooperation , Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Dusseldorf

Alfred Mayr

Managing Director, Umweltcluster Bayern

André Fritsche

Director, Governmental Relations Department, German-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Andrey Krylov

Head of Securities Markets Division, National Finance Association

Ben Aris

Chief Editor, bne IntelliNews

Denis Kornev

Leading Specialist, Department of Prospective Development, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works

Dmitry Averov

Deputy Head of the Administration of the Lipetsk Region

Dmitry Grishankov

Head of the International group of rating agencies RAEX

Dr. Jean-Pierre Bussalb

Head of Section, Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)

Gleb Shevelenkov

Director of Debt Market Department at Moscow Exchange

Matthias Schepp

Chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Trade (AHK)

Michail Babenko

Director of the Green Economy Program of the World Wildlife Fund of Russia

Paul Schmitz

Director for Russia, CIS, CEE, Turkey at the International Business Department of Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sachin Vankalas

General Manager of LuxFLAG

Serena Vento

Director of Fundraising & Partnerships, Climate Bond Initiative

Sergey Nikitin

Head of the representative office of the Russian Federation CCI in Germany

Sergey Yukhachev

Acting Deputy Head of the Administration of the Tambov Region

Simone Andrae

CEO, Andrae Project Finance

Svetlana Grishankova

Managing Director, RAEX-Europe

Timur Onzhanov

Business Development Officer, Managing Director, EMEA Head at Astana International Financial Center Authority (AIFCA)

Valdimir Gorchakov

Associate Director, Rating Service of RAEX-Europe

Valérie Guillaumin

Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

Vasily Vysokov

Professor, PhD in Economics, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Center-invest Bank

Yuliya Sofronova

Head of Nordic, CEE & CIS, Signatory Relations at UN PRI