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Green Finance Event: Paris Alignment in Banking – Methods and Challenges

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom would like to invite you and your network to a hybrid panel discussion: Paris Alignment in Banking – Methods and Challenges, on Wednesday 24 November, 14:00-15:30 GMT.

The discussion will be opened by H.E. Karel van Oosterom, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and moderated by Margaret-Ann Splawn FRGS, Executive Director at the Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA).

Keynote address by Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director, Green Finance Institute.

Panelists will further include:

  • Armand Ferreira, Director Sustainable Finance, ING Group
  • Giel Linthorst, Executive Director at Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
  • Supriya Sobti, TCFD implementation lead at NatWest Group
  • Tjeerd Krumpelman, Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement / Group Sustainability at ABN AMRO
  • André Abadie, Managing Director, Centre for Carbon Transition, JP Morgan Chase


The financial sector plays a key role in the road to a greener world. Where governments ratified the Paris Agreement and started to work on policies to bring their economies in line with a 1.5C scenario or a Net Zero trajectory, the private sector has its own, perhaps even larger, role to play in realising the goals set out in Paris.

Just after COP26, we will discuss with a panel of banks the practical impact of aligning to a low-carbon trajectory for their portfolios, the methodologies they use and the challenges they face. The financial sector has a unique position due to its contacts with all levels of the economy and a vast range of sectors. This seminar seeks to delve deeper into the practice of Paris Alignment and the challenges and effects that has for banks and their clients.

This hybrid event (both in-venue and online) is free to attend but registration is required.

Watch the livestream and ask questions

You can watch the livestream from 14:00 here. Send your questions to the panel by Whatsapp to: (+44) 7379 64 56 54.


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  • November 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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Green Finance Event: Paris Alignment in Banking – Methods and Challenges

Wednesday, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
November 24, 2021


Joelle Steijnis

I'm excited to be part of the Dutch Centre team! I'm an Event Coordinator with a passion for bringing people together through cultural experiences. In my current role at the Dutch Centre, I manage all communication for our cultural events.
This includes creating content for the website, social media, and newsletters, as well as recruiting and training volunteers to help out at the events. As a Sponsorship and Raffle Donations coordinator I'm also actively involved in organizing the annual Dutch King's Day celebration in London. Prior to joining the Dutch Centre, I have over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, and communications. I've worked with a variety of organizations, from the Netherlands Film Festival to the Nederlandse Reisopera. In all my roles, I've thrived on creating successful events and using communication to connect with audiences.


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