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Because Green Recovery Counts

27 January 2022, 10:00-13:30 Avenue d'Auderghem, 22-28, B-1040 Brussels View on Google Maps

Join Accountancy Europe’s Green Recovery Counts online event.

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the strong interconnection between economic, environmental, and social issues. Building a sustainable economic environment should remain on top of the worldwide policy agendas.

We’ll debate the legislative framework for a fair, green and digital recovery exploring topics such as:

  • SMEs’ resilience and sustainable transition
  • corporate governance and the EC expected proposals
  • the role of public sector in green transition

We’re joined by our speakers:

  • Heidi Hautala, MEP
  • Saskia Bricmont, Member of the European Parliament
  • Luc Hendrickx, SMEunited
  • Burçak Inel, European Banking Federation
  • Anne-Helene Monsellato, ecoDA
  • Julia Otten, Frank Bold
  • Aleksandra Palinska, Finance Watch
  • Maria Rosa Aldea Busquets, DG Budget
  • and more speakers to come…

Because Green Recovery Counts

  • Welcome & Keynote Speech

    Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament

  • Panel 1: SMEs post-COVID green recovery

    The panel will discuss whether SMEs should start thinking about their business sustainability and possible sustainability reporting, and what support they might need to achieve this in a time where many SMEs still struggle with the ongoing COVID crisis.

    Moderated by: Johan Barros

    Burçak Inel, EBF, Director for Financing Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
    Aleksandra Palinska, Finance Watch, Senior Research and Advocacy officer
    Luc Hendrickx, SME United, Director

  • Break

  • Panel 2: Corporate Governance and Sustainable Transition

    This panel will focus on how corporate governance is instrumental to change how businesses are run and how it can be a main driver of a sustainable economy. The upcoming proposals on sustainable corporate governance will also be discussed and their role in harmonizing the EU regulatory framework on sustainability.

    Moderated by: Jens Poll, Chair of Corporate Governance Policy Group, Accountancy Europe

    Saskia Bricmont, Member of the European Parliament
    Julia Otten, Frank Bold, Policy Advisor on corporate accountability in global supply chains
    Anne-Helene Monsellato, ecoDA, Independent director
    Burkhard Eckes, PwC Germany, Leader Banking & Capital Markets PwC EMEA

  • Break

  • Fireside chat: Public sector and green recovery

    Paul Gisby, Accountancy Europe, Senior Manager

    Maria Rosa Aldea Busquets, European Commission, Deputy Director-General DG BUDGET

  • Closing remarks

    Olivier Boutellis – Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe

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