09 November 2021

COOP26: A Client-Centred Green Transition driven by Co-operative Banks

The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) would like to thank all the speakers and participants. Please find below all the usefull links & documents:

10 Actions for a client-centred green transition

Press release

EACB Members survey on clients' views and expectations regarding green transition


VIDEO - The voice of our clients: "What opportunities and challenges do you see for your company in the green transition?"

VIDEO - The voice of our clients: "How do you see a role for banks in supporting your green transition?"


The European Association of Co-operative Banks is pleased to announce its next event:

COOP26: A Client-Centred Green Transition driven by Co-operative Banks

Tuesday, 9th November 2021
9:30-12:00 CET

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With this event, the EACB marks its contribution to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 scheduled from 1st to 12th November 2021 in Glasgow.

During the debate, the EACB in collaboration with SMEunited, the association of crafts and SMEs in Europe, will highlight the role of co-operative banks in achieving a green transition by responding to SME customers’ needs.

Indeed, co-operative banks are intensively engaged in sustainable finance and are key drivers for climate financing at regional and local level. In many remote parts of Europe, they represent the only access to finance for SMEs and households and are the only player supporting their customers towards the transition path. "Leaving no one behind" is of particular importance for the EACB members.



Opening remarks
Berry Marttin, President, EACB


Keynote speech
Sylvie Goulard, Deputy Governor, Banque de France


The voice of our clients: testimonies for green transition from all over Europe 
Nina Schindler, Chief Executive Officer, EACB


Panel discussion: "Responses by policy makers and co-operatives banks to clients' demands for green transition", including audience Q&A
Jacob Gyntelberg, Director of Economic and Risk Analysis, European Banking Authority
Gerhard Huemer, Director of Economic Policy, SMEunited
Johannes Koch, Managing Director of the Division 'Strategy & Corporate Development', DZ Bank
Thierry Lebrun, Head of ESG, Caisse régionale Nord de France, Crédit Agricole
Elisabetta Siracusa, Special Advisor on Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission

Moderator: Valérie Derambure, Director CSR, BPCE Group


Presentation of findings visualised by comic sketches followed by concluding remarks
Bouke de Vries, Chairman of the Sustainable Finance Working Group, EACB



Event Announcement

As part of the European Commission EU Pavilion official programme at UN COP26, the EACB is co-organising together with the Central Bank of Greece, Nordea and BBVA, an additional event: "Climate Action in Banking: Sharing our Progress, Learning and Challenges"  taking place on the 4th of November 2021 15:30-16:30pm CET (online).



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