Sustainability in Banking – A Sound Business Approach

7 February 2013
Tekfen Tower Conference Hall*



Welcome & Opening remarks


  • Dr. Ekrem Keskin, Secretary General, The Banks Association of Turkey
  • Hülya Kurt, Chair, Sustainability Working Group of the Banks Association of Turkey
  • Harry Papageorgiu, Chair, European Task Force, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)



Sustainable Banking – International Best Practices From The Perspective of International Development Financial Institutions

  • Anne Maria Cronin, Principal Environmental Advisor, European Bank for       Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Müjgan Oladi, International Finance Cooperation (IFC)


  • What is the current understanding of environmental and social issues by the banking sector internationally?
  • Environmental and Social Risks – Consequences and Opportunities
  • Environmental and Social Practices in Banks Worldwide


14:45-15:00                                              – Coffee break –

Sustainable Banking – Best Practices From Peer Institutions


  • Denise Hills, Sustainability Superintendent, Banco Itaú
  • Robert Tacon, Special Advisor UNEP FI, Former Head of Risk Reporting,

Standard Chartered Bank


  • Why and how these peer banks embarked on the sustainability journey?
  • How is sustainability implemented in their institutions?



Round Table Discussion Session

  • Moderator: Hülya Kurt, Sustainability Working Group of the Banks Association of Turkey


  • Global Trends in “Banking & Sustainability”
  • How do banks fulfill their commitments?
  • Q&A from Turkish Banks
  • Conclusions

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