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Breakfast Club 06: Sustainability Criteria and the Regulation of Investments

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Breakfast Club
in englischer Sprache

New EU-wide regulations provide for the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria in investment decisions. How does the portfolio management process respond to this new set of rules? Do market expectations already regulate investment decisions? And will it be enough if financial intermediaries bear all the responsibility?

Head, Sustainable Finance and Financial Technology, European Commission, Brussels Introduction
Executive Director, UHNWI Germany and Austria International, UBS Switzerland AG, Zurich
Chief Financial Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna
Partner, Baker McKenzie, Vienna
Head, Corporate Affairs, Board Office and Legal Support, UniCredit Bank Austria, Vienna Chair

Martin SPOLC

Head, Sustainable Finance and Financial Technology, European Commission, Brussels

 Martin Spolc is the Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Financial Services. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of the Capital Markets Union unit, the Economic analysis unit, Deputy Head of the Banking unit and Assistant to the Director General, directly involved in developing the Banking Union and other key projects in the area of financial services aiming at restoring financial stability since the crisis. Before joining the Commission, he had worked at risk management consultancy and the banking sector. He is the holder of the CFA and FRM designations and member of the CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Dr. Towa Christina GRÄFIN VON BISMARK

Executive Director, UHNWI Germany and Austria International, UBS Switzerland AG, Zurich

 Towa Christina von Bismark is Executive Director at UBS Switzerland AG, working within UHNW Germany & Austria International in Zürich with focus on Charities and Foundations. After completing her studies in economics and law, she worked for the Scandinavian paper industry in both the national and international sectors, before transitioning to work with Lamco Paper Sales Ltd. in London. After working for an international legal office in Munich, Towa Christina began an advising position with ABN AMRO / Bethmann Bank AG. In 2013, she overtook the responsibility for Foundations and Charities at Bethmann Bank AG. She is an active member of the board of trustees at Drivers and Business Club in Munich, board member of YOU Foundation (former UNESCO Germany) and at Deutsche Stiftung Multiple Sklerose as well as Amandla EduFootball and United Way. Towa Christina holds a Ph.D. in law as well as a degree in foundation management from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. She is specialized in international foundation law.

Mag. Martin GRÜLL

Chief Financial Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna

1977-1982 University of Economics, Vienna
1982-1987 Deputy Manager, International Loan Department, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, Vienna
1987-1988 Vice President, Head of International Loan Division, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, Vienna
1988-1998 Senior Vice President, Head of International Corporate Banking, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, Vienna
1998-1999 Member, Managing Board, Bank Austria Handelsbank, Vienna
1999-2002 Chairman, Managing Board, Bank Austria Handelsbank, Vienna
2001 General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, UniCredit Bank Austria
2002-2004 Senior General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, UniCredit Bank Austria
2005-2010 Member, Managing Board and Chief Financial Officer, Raiffeisen International Bank Holding AG, Vienna
since 2010 Member, Managing Board and Chief Financial Officer, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Vienna

Dr. Eva-Maria SEGUR-CABANAC

Partner, Baker McKenzie, Vienna

 Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac joined the Baker & McKenzie Vienna office as a partner in 2008. Eva-Maria is a dual-qualified lawyer, admitted to practice in Austria and New York. She focuses her practice on capital markets transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and is a member of Baker McKenzie’s sustainable finance focus group.
 Eva-Maria has continuously been recognized among Austria's leading capital markets lawyers. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Eva-Maria worked as an associate in the New York, Paris and Frankfurt offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP between 2001 and 2008

Janine WUKOVITS

Head, Corporate Affairs, Board Office and Legal Support, UniCredit Bank Austria, Vienna

2010-2014 Junior Manager, I.P.G. Betriebs- und Industrieversteigerungen GmbH, Vienna
2014-2016 Traineeship, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
2016-2018 Legal Specialist, Legal Austria, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Vienna
since 2018 Head, Corporate Affairs, Board Office and Legal Support, UniCredit Bank Austria, Vienna

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