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SIS & BRD

Social Innovation Solutions supports individuals and organizations to understand the transformations of the future and develop sustainable technology, public policy, and entrepreneurial solutions. SIS runs several incubators in Romania and CEE and conversation platforms on sustainability, future trends and circular economy.

BRD – Groupe Société Générale is one of the leaders of the Romanian banking market. The bank operates a network of 499 units and has total assets worth RON 71 billion (as of March 31, 2022). BRD holds a leading position on the retail market, is a top player in the corporate banking market and the leader of the Romanian factoring market.

speakers from 15 countries

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Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Assistant Secretary General, NATO

Giedrimas has overall responsibility for management of the NATO headquarters, and is the Secretary General’s primary advisor for NATO-wide management issues. Before assuming his current post, Mr. Jeglinskas served as the Vice-Minister of Defence of Lithuania beginning in 2017. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Jeglinskas worked as Vice President in Corporate Banking at Citigroup. Mr. Jeglinskas graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a BSc in Political Science and Computer Science. He holds an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Columbia Business School in New York.

Tania Santivanez

Tania Santivanez

Regional Agricultural Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Tania Santivañez has a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry at the People’s Friendship University in Russia and post Graduate Degrees on Environmental Management Systems, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Defenders Organization and Social Economy and Fair Trade at the Padre Hurtado University in Chile. Tania has been working at FAO for 17 years now and her key area of expertise is Sustainable and Inclusive Agrifood Systems. For 8 years she acted as Regional agricultural officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, coordinating a Regional program on agrifood system and leading various projects related to sustainable crop production, seed system, inclusive trade at local and regional level. She also was Global Coordinator for the “International year of Quinoa” in 2013. At present, she is acting as regional agricultural officer for Europe and Central Asia and coordinates the Regional program “Sustainable Natural resources management under a changing climate”.

mark campanale

mark campanale

Founder and Executive Chairman, Carbon Tracker Initiative

Mark is the founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit think tank with offices in the US and UK, having enjoyed a career in sustainable finance for 20 years. Carbon Tracker is best known for its work on ‘stranded assets’ and the ‘carbon bubble’ and providing transition analysis for the members of Climate Action 100+ These concepts are also used by the fossil fuel divestment movement; and for investors & regulators, in how to set decarbonisation pathways for the fossil fuel sector.

hacina py

hacina py

Chief Sustainability Officer, Societe Generale Group

Hacina Py joined Societe Generale in 1995 and has developed as a seasoned banker through various positions, both in structured finance and in corporate roles. Hacina was appointed Global Head of Export Finance in 2015. She led the transformation of the business line with a strong sustainability focus and took over the position of Head of Impact Finance Solutions in 2019. Hacina graduated from the EM Strasbourg business school and studied finance at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

INGMAR RENTZHOG

INGMAR RENTZHOG

CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time

“Official “eco-warrior” according to The Sun and “Mark ZuckerVert” according to FranceTV2, Ingmar is serial entrepreneur and nominated for a DI Gasell Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Veckans Affärer Supertalent, Sweden’s Environmental Influencer 2018, and International Gamechanger of the Year. He’s a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality and European Climate Policy Task Force” Ingmar is CEO and Co-Founder of We Don’t Have Time is the world's largest review platform for climate solutions, a member of the European Climate Policy Task Force and Advisory Board MemberAdvisory Board Member of the Climate & Capital Media

ANDREAS BECKMANN

ANDREAS BECKMANN

CEO for CEE, WWF

A passionate change maker and organisation builder. Regional CEO of WWF-CEE (formerly WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme), active across 10 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe. Experience in strategy, policy, marketing and environmental issues as well as working across sectors from government to business and non-profit.

Linda Zeilina

Linda Zeilina

CEO, The International Sustainable Finance Center

Linda is Founder and CEO of ISFC, overseeing the strategic development of the think tank and its work on sustainable investing. Linda is a Fellow at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and until recently was Think Visegrad Fellow at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, providing expertise on sustainable finance. Linda is also the 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute's (EUI) School of Transnational Governance.

AUDUN ABELSNES

AUDUN ABELSNES

Managing Director, Techstars Energy

Audun Abelsnes is the Managing Director of the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator and is an active participant in panels at energy & innovation conferences around the world.

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