Sustainable finance in Europe and the Church | First ‘Laudato Si’ Reflection Day

Sustainable finance in Europe and the Church
First “Laudato Si”- Reflection Day

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
COMECE Secretariat, Sq de Meeus 19, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Organised by: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europæ (CCEE) – Commission of the Bishop’s Conferences of the EU (COMECE) – Justice and Peace Europe – Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)
Moderators: Fr. Luis Okulik – Secretary of the CCEE Commission for Social Pastoral Care, Michael Kuhn – Advisor for Ecology & Sustainability and Education, Culture and Youth policy of COMECE, Stefan Lunte – Secretary General of Justice and Peace Europe

10.30 – 10.45 Welcome and introduction
H.E. Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxemburg,
President of COMECE and President of Justice and Peace Europe

10.45 – 11.45 Sustainable Finance – a new priority for the European Union
Ms. Molly Scott Cato, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the EP report on sustainable finance
Mr. Martin Spolc, Head of Unit in the Directorate general FISMA of European Commission, in charge of Sustainable Finance

11.45 – 12.15 Coherence in an era of Climate Change: Ethical investment a challenge for the Church
Ms. Lorna Gold, Trócaire and Vice Chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement

12.30 – 13.00 Laudato Si’ Midday Prayer
13.00 – 14.00 Sandwich lunch
14.00 – 15.15 Best practices of sustainable finances in the Church Diocese :Mag.
Dr. Franz Schils, Head of the Division for EcoSocial Economy and Ethics, Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt, Austria
Bishop’s Conference: Mr. Karel Malfliet, «Ecokerk» Belgium
Religious Order: Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM, Executive Cosecretary of the JPIC Commission of Union of Superior Generals and the International Union of Superior Generals
Catholic Bank: Mr. Andreas Machnik, Paxbank Köln
Catholic University: N.N., KU Leuven
15.15 – 15.45 Comments and questions
15.45 – 16.30 Reflection and Recommendations

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Date / Heure
Date(s) - 06 juin 2018
10h30 - 16h30

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