Sustainable Finance – What’s in it for me? Panel Discussion
18th May 2022
Start date: 18th May 2022, 19:00
Venue: ACM, Monaco
Speaker: Jan-Henrik Hübner, Global Head of Shipping Advisory, DNV and Joshua Walter, Key Account Manager Ship Finance, Credit Suisse

Topic description:

Sustainable finance is growing exponentially across industries. Institutional investors and banks have earmarked hundreds of billions of dollars for ESG compliant investment and lending. In the maritime industry, ship owners, yards and terminal operators have already secured or issued over 40 green, sustainability linked, transition loans and bonds. And we are not just talking about industry leading companies with hundreds of vessels, but also smaller players with fleets of ten or twenty vessels. However, a few questions remain: What does it take to be eligible for sustainable finance? How does it affect financing conditions? And at the end of the day: is this just greenwashing?
Joshua Walter and Jan-Henrik Hübner will discuss these and more questions from the perspective of a bank active in (green) ship finance and a technical assurance provider offering independent second party opinions on sustainable finance transactions.

Program: 19:00 Cocktail 20:00 Speech 21:00 Dinner

Price: Members: 80eur / Guests: 110eur

Register: / Limited number of seats.

CV:Joshua Walter

Joshua Walter is a senior client relationship manager working in Credit Suisse’s ship finance team covering clients in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2016, he worked in the corporate finance department of Döhle Group, one of the largest German container shipping groups, having previously earning his shipping stripes within Deutsche Bank’s ship finance department in Hamburg.
Joshua has been spearheading the bank’s efforts in transitioning the business towards decarbonisation and is actively driving Credit Suisse’s ambition regarding ESG-linked lending towards its international shipping clientele.

Dr. Jan-Henrik Hübner

Since joining DNV in 2010 Jan-Henrik Hübner is supporting maritime clients in Europe, Middle East and Asia in a wide range of strategic and operational challenges. While decarbonization and finance have been focus areas for him ever since, work with ship financing banks related to Poseidon Principles and with shipowners, banks and funds on sustainable finance gained even more importance within the past 3 years. He has been involved in most of the green finance transactions DNV supported. Before joining DNV Jan-Henrik worked for 9 years for the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He advised clients in various process industries. Jan-Henrik graduated in Wood Science and Technology at the University of Hamburg and received his PhD on effects of emission trading and other aspects of environmental economics.