Sustainable Banking in Practice: Experience Exchange on managing the risk & creating opportunities

Draft Programme

28 & 29 March 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Aim: The Netherlands has a solid track record and leadership position for its sustainable business practices. The UN Global Compact Local Network Turkey, together with the Local Network Netherlands will host a knowledge exchange about sustainability best practices in the financial sector. The aim is to create a knowledge-sharing experience by learning from the lessons learned and best practice approaches in the Dutch financial sector.

Date: 28-29 March 2013; optional programme 27 March
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Invited Participants: Signatories and non-signatories from the Banking Sector in Turkey, Business Associations, Employer Associations, Sector and Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce and/or Related institutions in the financial industry.

Level: Banking Executives responsible for sustainability (Director and Managerial Level) from Investor Relations, Risk Management, Project Finance, Corporate communications or similar.

RSVP: Please register your interest with Deniz.Ozturk:
Places will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants.


Wednesday 27 March 2013

13:30 – 15:30 UN Global Compact Board Meeting (BY INVITATION)

  • Networking Lunch
  • UNGC Boards Meeting (Netherlands & Turkey Boards)
  • Knowledge Exchange


  • Presentation to Netherlands Business Sector
  • Macro Economic Trends in Turkey: Labour, Economic, Environmental, Governance.
  • Presentation (summary overview of banks in Turkey)


Thursday 28 March 2013

09.00-13.00 Approaches to Sustainable Banking

  • Presentation Global Trends & Best Practices
  • Presentation about banking sector approaches
  • Bank presents its Sustainability Strategy in detail
  • Questions & Discussion

14:00–18:00 Managing Environmental, Social & Governance Risks

  • Presentation about ESG standards
  • Meeting with chair of Equator Principles
  • Bank presents its ESG policies & approach in detail
  • Questions & Discussion

20:00 – 22:00 Networking Dinner (optional)

Friday 29 March 2013

09:00 – 12:00 Disclosure & Stakeholder Engagement

  • Presentation about trends in sustainability disclosure & GRI Financial Sector Supplement
  • Investor presents its view about assessing banks performance
  • Bank presents its approach to stakeholder engagement

13:00-15:30: Business Opportunities

  • Sustainable Business Opportunities for banks
  • Bank presents one opportunity area in detail
  • Expert presents one opportunity area in detail