13 September 2019


13th September – Embassy of Brazil in London, 9:30 – 13:00


The Embassy of Brazil in London and the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain have the honour to invite you to a discussion on GREEN FINANCE AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT IN BRAZIL.  The event will take place on Friday 13th September 2019 at the Embassy of Brazil in London (14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL), from 10:00 to 13:00.


This is the third edition of a series of annual events on green finance held since 2017 by the Embassy of Brazil in London and the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, with the aim of promoting debate amongst government officials, regulators, investors, banks and civil society.


This year’s discussions will explore key aspects of ESG in Brazil, including ESG disclosure and green finance in the Brazilian financial market. Discussions will also showcase experiences from the public and private sectors regarding green bonds and other investment opportunities.



Programme and panelists:


09:30  Arrival and registration


10:00  Welcoming remarks by H.E Fred Arruda, Ambassador of Brazil


10:05 - 10:25 – Keynote Speech by Marcelo Santos Barbosa – Chairman of CVM (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil)


10:25 - 11:10 – 1st panel: ESG disclosure, green financial tools and regulations in the Brazilian financial market (moderated by Alderman Alison Gowman, Deputy Chair of the Green Finance Institute, City of London Corporation)


  • B3 (Brazilian Stock Exchange): Sonia Favaretto – Head of Press, Sustainability, Communication and Social Investment
  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-PRI): Edward Baker – Senior Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy Transition
  • BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy): Alex Doyle – Head of International Green Finance
  • FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office): Tassia Frade – Head of Green Finance Programme - Prosperity Fund Brazil at the British Consulate in Sao Paulo
  • Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI): Justine Leigh-Bell – Deputy CEO, Director of Market Development


11:10 - 11:30 – 1st panel Q & A


11:30 - 11:45 – Coffee Break


11:45 - 12:35 – 2nd panel:  Opportunities for investment in the green finance market in Brazil: green bonds and other financial tools (moderated by Sarah Ellena – Manager, Fixed Income & Funds of the London Stock Exchange Group)


  • BNDES: João Fabio Franco Ferreira – Manager of Market Fundind Department
  • Santander: Benoit Felix – Global Head of Structured Finance
  • Faro Energy: Sarah Chapman – Chief Executive Officer
  • Banco do Brasil: João Ciccarini – Deputy Managing Director BB Securities
  • Sustainable Investment Management (SIM): Pedro Moura Costa – Chief Executive Officer


12:35 - 12:55 – 2nd panel Q & A


12:55 – Closing remarks by Sérgio Gullo, Chairman of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and Chief Representative Officer - EMEA & Asia, B3 (Brazilian Stock Exchange)


13:00 – Event closes