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EuropeanIssuers Capital Markets Webinar Series 2021

18 March 2021 - How Can the Capital Markets Union New Action Plan Boost Europe's Economic Recovery?

11 May 2021 - The Role of European Companies and Boards in Sustainability Reporting

28 September 2021 - Digitalisation of European Companies: Regulatory Challenges and Shaping Strategy for a Digital Future

09 December 2021 - ESMA report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities (tbc)

Supporting the digital transition of companies is a key priority for the EU. The EU should take advantage of the stage of companies in its recovery strategy to help repair the damages caused by the pandemic. Digitalisation is transforming our society, the economy and financial sector. It is changing how companies operate and how people interact and exchange information. EU priorities focus on creating a framework that facilitates digital innovation, tackling fragmentation in the Digital Single Market and addressing the risks associated with this digital transformation. This webinar discussed:

  • What is the best framework for a fair and competitive digital economy? How to facilitate its uptake by companies?
  • What are the policy options to tackle more fragmented value chains for financial services driven by technological change and the entry of new market participants? How can financial stability and market integrity be safeguarded?
  • What are the cyber risks companies need to consider and how can those be mitigated?
  • To what extent may digital technologies help reaching climate neutrality?

 Moderator: Pierre Marsal, Chair of Securities Law & Markets’ Infrastructure Working Group, EuropeanIssuers

Speakers:

  • Jan Ceyssens, Head of Unit Digital Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Dr Joachim Schwerin, Principal Economist, Unit Digital Transformation of Industry, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Agostino Nuzzolo, General Counsel, Telecom Italia
  • Nathan Birtle, Senior Vice President of Sales, Diligent

This webinar session is sponsored by Diligent.

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The creation of a Capital Markets Union (CMU) has become even more important following the Covid-19 pandemic Capital markets can help to facilitate the urgent need for recapitalisation of European companies. But this can only happen, if sound capital markets exist within the European Union. With the UK as the biggest capital market in Europe leaving the EU, efforts need to be taken to foster European capital markets. In this context, the CMU New Action Plan was released on September 2020.

In this webinar, high level representatives of the EU institutions, the issuers` community and leading public affairs consultancy firms discussed the action points the EU Commission has laid out for the forthcoming years. A special focus was drawn to  primary and secondary equity markets in the EU and how to provide a better environment for listing of companies of different sizes.

 Moderator: Max Lück, Co-Chair of Capital Markets Union Working Group, EuropeanIssuers

Speakers:

  • Tatyana Panova, Head of Unit B1 - Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President, Nasdaq 
  • Philippe Lambrecht, Director-Secretary General and Executive Manager, VBO-FEB
  • Dr Luis Correira de Silva, Partner, Oxera

This webinar session is sponsored by Nasdaq.

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The European Commission’s sustainable corporate governance initiative aims to enable companies to focus on long-term sustainable value creation rather than short-term benefits by better aligning the interests of companies, their shareholders, managers, stakeholders and society. In this regard, the recently engaged revision of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) intends to make the reporting standards more aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and to harmonise standards for environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to enhance transparency and promote sustainable investments. As the EU continues to develop a complex framework of environment and social impact related reporting requirements, European companies exercise their license to operate in a highly regulated environment. Focused on the EU’s sustainability reporting requirements, this webinar discussed the role of European companies, their management and boards of directors in addressing the major challenges of today, such as climate change and social issues.

 Moderator: Elisabeth Gambert, Co-Chair of Corporate Reporting Working Group, EuropeanIssuers

Speakers:

  • Zsofia Kerecsen, Team Leader of the Corporate Governance Team, Unit A3 – Company Law, DG JUST, European Commission
  • Cyril Rolling, Legal Counsel in Corporate Law, L’Oréal
  • George Dallas, Policy Director, International Corporate Governance Network
  • Elina Yrgård, Senior Associate General Counsel, Nasdaq

This webinar session is sponsored by Nasdaq.

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