Finnish Finance Nature Summit: Driving a Nature-Positive Future

Finnish Finance Nature Summit: Driving a Nature-Positive Future

Financial actors are key players in halting biodiversity loss, which requires redirecting investment towards activities that strengthen the nature. The Finnish Finance Nature Summit brings together high-level international speakers and Finnish financial sector leaders to discuss how to integrate biodiversity into the heart of financial decision-making.

  • November 20, 2023 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Pörssitalo

Our health, welfare and economies depend on nature. Global biodiversity loss is not only a critical risk to the future health of society, but also to the performance and resilience of financial assets and economies.

For business, this means that nature is no longer a corporate social responsibility issue, but a core and strategic risk management issue.

The finance sector, including banks, financial groups, investment and pension funds, helps run the economy. Today, most global financial flows go towards activities that harm nature rather than strengthen it. Therefore financial actors are key players in halting biodiversity loss.

The Finnish Finance Nature Summit is a high-level forum that aims to mobilise the Nordic finance community towards becoming nature positive.

  • When: Monday, 20 November 2023 at 10am-2pm
  • Where: Pörssitalo, Fabianinkatu 14, 00100 Helsinki

The event is organized by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Finance Finland, Confederation of Finnish Industries, in collaboration with Kari & Pantsar Co.

Attendance is by personal invitation!

Keynote speakers

Eila Kreivi, Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor, European Investment Bank
Marc Reinke, Head of the Sustainable Finance Office, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
Jennifer Wu, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Honorary speakers

Kai Mykkänen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Government of Finland
Marja Nykänen, Acting Governor, Bank of Finland
Petteri Orpo, Prime Minister of Finland, Government of Finland


Carl Haglund, CEO, Veritas Pension Insurance Company
Katja Keitaanniemi, CEO, OP Corporate Bank
Juha Koponen, President and CEO, LocalTapiola Group
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP, European Parliament
Sara Mella, Head of Personal Banking, Nordea Bank Abp
Ville Niinistö, MEP, European Parliament
Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, European Parliament
Anne-Maria Salonius, Head of Finland Division, Ålandsbanken Abp

Summit Organisers

Arno Ahosniemi, CEO, Finance Finland
Jyri Häkämies, Director General, Confederation of Finnish Industries
Atte Jääskeläinen, President, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Read more

The Finnish Finance Nature Summit
Sitra memorandum: Nature Safeguards Economy
New framework helps private sector address nature loss – 7+1 things you should know about the TNFD
Five reasons why companies should set science-based targets for nature

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