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Opportunities and limitations of banks in the fight against climate change

Date: 06. - 06.11.2023 18.00 - 19.30

Everyone is called upon in the fight against global climate change: Each and every one of us, politics, business, universities, research - but also the financial world, i.e. the banks: they steer financial flows and can thus influence certain economic and technological developments. That's why, at our cooperation event with Bank Julius Baer, we want to look at the question of what the banks can do to combat climate change: What are their possibilities? Where are the limits? What are the experiences made so far?

We activated our good contacts with Bank Julius Baer, with whom we had already held a number of exciting events in the past on the topic of "Banking and Finance in Switzerland". We were therefore able to secure a specialist from the bank to give a talk at the Lilienberg. 

Yvonne Suter is Head of Sustainability at Julius Baer. Since 2019, she has been defining and implementing the Bank's sustainability strategy with her team and as a member of the Bank's Sustainability Board, which consists of the two main pillars of responsible asset management and acting responsibly as a company. Her team also includes employee training, risk management and regulatory monitoring in the area of sustainability, as well as the exchange with the client community «Sustainability Circle». She is also a member of the University Council of the University of St. Gallen. Yvonne Suter's presentation will focus on the opportunities for banks in the fight against climate change.

Norbert Rücker is Head of Economics & Research for the Next Generation at Julius Baer. The analytical focus of his work is on commodity markets and energy. In addition, he focuses on structural changes in the world energy markets and their impact on global mobility. Norbert Rücker is also a member of Julius Baer's Responsible Investment Committee. In his presentation, he will address the limits of banks in the fight against climate change.

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion from the audience.

Administrative notes

  • Cost (per person):
    Conversation for non-members: CHF 30.--; discount for students and trainees (only with valid ID): CHF 10.--; optional dinner (3 courses incl. wine): CHF 50.--; Talk for membership sponsor and friend: free of charge; optional dinner (3-course incl. wine): CHF 50.--
  • Registration deadline: November 3, 2023

Our references Yvonne Suter and Norbert Rücker.

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