Find out more during the workshop “Space for Finance” organised by the Downstream Gateway on April 29th 2021, from 09:00 to 13.30 CEST.

The overall event will be introduced by the recently appointed new ESA Director General Joseph Aschbacher and Donatella Ponziani who is leading the ESA Downstream Gateway.

Welcome Donatella Ponziani, ESA Downstream Gateway Officer (09:00/09:05 am CEST)

Keynote Joseph Aschbacher, ESA DG (09:05/9:20 am CEST)
The event is then structured in three parts:

Panel 1: Policy and Regulation Perspectives (9.20/11.00 am CEST).

Moderator: Donatella Ponziani. Confirmed speakers:
Olivier Mahul, Practice Manager at The World Bank (WB)’s Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance unit
David Carlin, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) program lead for United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Marianne Haahr, Director at Green Digital Finance Alliance (GDFA)
Representative from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Representative from European Investment Bank (EIB)

Panel 2: Industry and Academia (11.00/12.30 pm CEST). Moderator: Nick Appleyard Head of Business Application Department at European Space Agency (ESA). Confirmed speakers:
Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director at International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Philippe Aeby, CEO at RepRisk AG
Alexis Collomb, Professor of Finance / Director of Département Économie, Finance, Assurance, Banque (EFAB) Department at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
Thierry Foucault, Professor of Finance at HEC Paris
Ben Caldecott, Director at Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme & Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford, Director at UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment

Panel 3: ESA’s involvements (12.30/13.30 pm CEST). Moderator: Philippe Michel, Head of Strategy and Programme Department at the European Space Agency (ESA)
Gonzalo Martín de Mercado, Business Applications at European Space Agency (ESA)
Alessandra Fiumara, NAVISP Element 2 Manager at European Space Agency (ESA)
Luca del Monte,  Head of Industrial Policy and SME Division at European Space Agency (ESA)
Giuseppe BorghiHead of Phi_Lab Division at European Space Agency (ESA)

Please register here. After registration, you will receive a confirmation mail with the access link a few days prior to the event.