In partnership with the British Embassy in Madrid and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK, OMFIF convenes two panel discussions on sustainable finance. The speakers will focus on how Spain and the UK can work more closely to deliver the COP26 private finance hub strategy, as well as a wider global perspective ahead of COP26 in November.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Policy frameworks for mitigating climate-related financial risks in the UK and Spain
  • Best practice for green investments and driving green capital markets
  • Developing the COP26 private finance hub strategy to promote global alignment with Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures framework
  • Best practice for financial institutions assessing the credibility of companies’ transition plans to net zero


Opening remarks and keynote
Gonzalo Munoz, High Level Climate Action Champion

Opening Keynote
William Russell, Lord Mayor, City of London

Session I: Sustainable finance best practices in both the UK and Spain

  • Emma Howard Boyd, Interim Chair, Green Finance Institute
  • Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
  • Jose Maria Roldan, Chairman, Spanish Banking Association
  • Ángel Martínez-Aldama, President, INVERCO

Opening remarks
Eduardo Barrachina, President, Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK

Session II: COP26 and the world: Net zero and the future of green finance

  • Marta García De Oteyza, Responsible Banking Senior Manager, Banco Santander
  • Simon Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Banker Institute
  • Ángel Estrada, Director General of Financial Stability, Regulation and Resolution, Banco de España
  • Alex Michie, Head of Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

The meeting will come to a close with remarks from:
Hugh Elliott, British Ambassador to Spain and Andorra

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.

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