Sustainability and green finance are two closely related concepts that play a key role in building a more balanced and environmentally friendly future. Governments, businesses and individuals are recognising the need to adopt more sustainable practices and to finance projects that promote the transition to a low-carbon, more resilient economy.
In this regard, it should be noted that green finance is not only limited to the public sector or large investors. Citizens can also contribute through their consumption and investment decisions, supporting sustainable businesses and avoiding those that do not meet environmental and social criteria. Furthermore, education and awareness-raising play a key role in promoting sustainability and green finance by helping to create a culture of responsibility and respect for the environment.
Participants at the event will include Jesús Martínez Pérez, Director of Finance and Treasury at Iberdrola and Jacobo Anaya, Director of Energy and Sustainability at BBVA. The meeting will be moderated by Naiara Tobalina, Director General of Deusto Business Alumni.
The event programme:
9.00: Speech by the President of Deusto Business Alumni, Antón Azlor.
9.10: Talk by Jesús Martínez Pérez, Director of Finance and Treasury at Iberdrola. He will talk about sustainable growth, ESG+F, and the importance for the growth strategy to be based on sustainable development in relation to ESG and to be supported by sustainable and diversified financing. He will draw on Iberdrola’s pioneering example of climate change-oriented investment and leadership in green finance to enable solid growth.
9.30: Talk by Jacobo Anaya, Director of Energy and Sustainability at BBVA. He will talk about sustainability as a business opportunity for the economy, how it is being implemented in various sectors and the role of financial institutions as catalysts for this opportunity and, in particular, the support that BBVA offers its customers in their transition.
9.50: Discussion moderated by Naiara Tobalina, Managing Director of Deusto Business Alumni.
After the event, there will be a networking/coffee to continue sharing.