Green Recovery, Sustainable Finance, Just Transition: Putting Words into Deeds


Foundations Platform F20 and Fondazione Cariplo are pleased to host this year’s (virtual) “Climate Solutions Forum”, from Wednesday, September 29th to Thursday, September 30th in Milan together with their Italian partners Fondazione Unipolis, Fondazione di Comunità di Messina, and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. The F20 Climate Solutions Forum will be also supported by Assifero (Associazione Italiana delle Fondazioni ed Enti della filantropia Istituzionale), ASviS (L’Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile) and ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Spa). This year’s F20 event builds on the experiences and recommendations to the G20 countries resulting from last year’s F20 Climate Solutions Week and is meant to set the scene for the UN pre-COP on Climate in Milan (September 30th – October 2nd, 2021) and the upcoming G20 summit in Italy, taking place in the end of October.

Under the headline of “Green Recovery, Sustainable Finance, Just Transition: Putting Words into Deeds“, the high-level event will refer to the role of the G20 countries to build on the lessons learned from the current health and climate crises and adopt programmes in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals to build up resilience and deliver on the global goals.

With the Climate Solutions Forum, we seek to:

  • initiate a discussion about the importance of the upcoming G20 summit as well as the COP26 on Climate and COP15 on Biodiversity,
  • share experiences as well as expertise to discuss an integrated approach on how to shape the transformation towards a green and just transition with experts from science, politics, business, and the philanthropy,
  • urge the G20 Heads of States to take action and adopt ambitious and transformative targets for a just and green transition in line of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The focus lays on fostering more ambition, solutions and dialogue. The event will consist of different elements including high-level keynotes, film presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions engaging the audience. The expected outcome of the event includes a list of F20 recommendations towards the G20 Heads of State.

September 29

September 30

Block 1 – Morning Session:

Revisiting the Health, Food, Biodiversity and Climate Nexus – Expectations regarding the G20, COP15 and COP26 process

10:00 – 10:10 CEST

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

10:10 – 11:00 CEST
High-level Keynotes

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

11:00 – 12:00 CEST
Panel Discussion

Block 3 – Morning Session:

Implementing the Green and Just Transition: The Role of Cities, Communities and Regions

10:00 – 10:10 CEST

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

10:10 – 11:00 CEST
High-level Keynotes

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

11:00 – 12:00 CEST
Panel Discussion

Block 2 – Afternoon Session:

Financing the Green and Just Transition: Shifting the Trillions and Sustainable Finance

13:00 – 13:30 CEST
High-level Keynotes

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

13:30 – 14:20 CEST
Panel Discussion

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

14:20 – 14:50 CEST
Working Groups

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

14:50 – 15:00 CEST
Report Back (in plenary)

Block 4 – Afternoon Session:

Aligning the Green and Just Transition with the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Agenda 2030

13:00 – 13:10 CEST
F20 Recommendations

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

13:10 – 13:45 CEST
Keynotes from the F20 Network

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

13:45 – 14:35 CEST
Panel Discussion

page2image308621088 page2image308584656

14:35 – 15:00 CEST

Alberto Anfossi
Secretary General of the Compagnia di San Paolo

Alberto Anfossi graduated with distinction in Physics from the University of Turin, earned a PhD in Physics at the Polytechnic University of Turin and began his career as a post-doc researcher in the field of quantum statistical mechanics. After earning a Master’s Degree in Economics at Collegio Carlo Alberto, he worked at the Polytechnic University of Turin, the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Collegio Carlo Alberto, supporting research groups in attracting competitive funds and managing funding. He worked as Innovation Manager for the Equiter S.p.A Research and Innovation Fund. He has gained many years of experience in the non-profit sector, becoming directly involved in the fair-trade movement, locally, nationally, and internationally. His experience with FCSP began in 2013, when he joined the Compagnia di San Paolo Sistema Torino consortium, to head the Fund-Raising area, becoming its Director in May 2016. In 2018, FCSP selected Alberto Anfossi as Local Development Director to implement the 2017-2020 strategic plan. Alberto Anfossi was appointed Secretary General of FCSP on 27 July 2018, and reappointed on 11 May 2020 by the new Management Board for the four-year term 2020-2024.

Gemma Arpaia
Coordinator of the SDG 17 working group in ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development

Gemma ARPAIA is a member of the National Council of AOI, the Association of Italian NGOs and International Solidarity Organisations. Since 2016 she is coordinating the SDG 17 working group in ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development. Graduated from the Naples University in 1978, she lived for several years in African and in Far Eastern countries working with a number of NGOs. After four years’ service in South Africa (1992-1996) as project leader in support of the anti-apartheid and democratic movement, she moved to Rome, employed by ISCOS – the development cooperation organization  of an Italian Trade Union – as Program manager for the activities in eastern Europe, Balkans, Asia, until 20019.

Giuseppe Banfi
Scientific director of Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute in Milano

Giuseppe Banfi is scientific director of Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute in Milano, a leading hospital for orthopedic sciences in Italy. Full professor of Clinical Biochemistry in Vita e Salute San Raffaele University in Milano. Member of Central Committee, Life sciences research and environment Subcommittees of Fondazione Cariplo in Milano, a leading charity organization in Lombardia Region. Expert of life science research and of impact of research in clinical medicine, author of >400 peer reviewed papers in clinical biochemistry with H index of 40, expert of healthcare organization, especially in the field of value based healthcare.

Anthony Bebbington
International Director of the Natural Resources and Climate Change program at the Ford Foundation

Anthony Bebbington is International Director of the Natural Resources and Climate Change program at the Ford Foundation, on leave from the Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Chair of Environment and Society, Clark University. He has honorary Professorial positions at the University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne, and is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on the Boards of Oxfam America and the Climate and Land Use Alliance, and has previously worked at the World Bank and non-profit think tanks in the UK. His own work has focused on environmental governance and conflicts over resource extraction in Latin America.

Sharan Burrow
General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, representing 200 million workers in 163 countries and territories with 332 national affiliates. Previously President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2000 – 2010, Sharan is a passionate advocate and campaigner for social justice, women’s rights, the environment, and labour law reforms, and has led union negotiations on major economic reforms and labour rights campaigns in her home country of Australia and globally. She has also served as a member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation and is represented on a number of international commissions concerning climate action, industrial transition, and economic reform.

Carola Carazzone
Secretary General ofAssifero & DAFNE Board Chair

Carola  Carazzone is Secretary General of Assifero, the Italian association of family, corporate and community foundations; she also chairs the Dafne-Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe board. Carola moved to the philanthropy sector in 2014, after fifteen-year in international development in 18 countries, working for the promotion and protection of human rights in 18 countries. She is an Italian lawyer specialized in human rights at the René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, holding a Master in Development Economics from University of Pavia. She serves in the Advisory Boards of Ariadne, ECFI (European Community Foundations Initiative), Alliance Magazine Editorial Board and Ashoka Italy. In 2017 she was Senior Fellow at the Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the City University of New York.

Enrico Giovannini
Italian Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility

Enrico Giovannini (born June 6th 1957) is an Italian economist, statistician and academic. He has sworn on February 13th 2021 as Minister of infrastructures and transport, now Minister of sustainable infrastructures and mobility, in the Government led by President Mario Draghi. Enrico Giovannini is full professor of Economic statistics and Sustainable development at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, of Sustainable development at LUISS and at the National School of Administration (SNA). He is the co-founder and director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition of more than 240 organisations established to implement in Italy the UN 2030 Agenda 2030. He was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013) and Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. He is the author of more than 100 articles and five books on statistical and economic topics.

Gaetano Giunta
Secretary General at Fondazione di Comunità di Messina ONLUS

Gaetano Giunta holds a bachelor’s and a PhD in physics, but has dedicated his life to the social economy: he has been councillor for social policies of the city of Messina and has co-founded the local social economy cluster: he is founding member of several social economy organizations (social cooperatives, foundations, social enterprises, etc.) and in 2010 he was one of the founders of Fondazione di Comunità di Messina, widely known at national and international level for its innovative and systemic approach in tackling inequalities and social issues. He has co-produced 27 scientific publications in the field of thermodynamics and 20 publications on socio-economic issues.

Ilham Habibie
Co-founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees of  The Habibie Center

Ilham Habibie is co-founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees of The Habibie Center, a NGO and Foundation. He is also co-founder and shareholder of PT. ILTHABI Rekatama, a private investment company in Indonesia, which he is leading as its Chairman. ILTHABI’s focus is in the field of aviation, renewable energy, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), property, and financial services. He is also the Chairman of Bank Muamalat, Indonesia’s first Islamic (Shariah) Bank.  Currently he is also heading Wantiknas, the National ICT Council of Indonesia as its Chief Executive. His other current organisational activities include heading the International Chamber of Commerce Indonesiaand the Indonesian Muslim Entrepreneur Association, both as its President; and being responsible for Information & Communication Technology, Broadcasting, Research & Technology, as well as for Germany, as Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). He holds a German engineering doctorate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, USA.

Bambang Ismawan
Founding Chairman of the Bina Swadaya Foundation

Bambang Ismawan was born in Lamongan, Indonesia, March 7, 1938. He is the Founding Chairman of Bina Swadaya Foundation (1967) and Founder and Chairman of Trubus Agricultural Magazine (1969). Bambang receives several awards among others are the Satya Lancana award from the President of the Republic of Indonesia in the field of economic development especially the development of cooperatives (1995), Social Entrepreneurship Award from Ernst & Young Indonesia and The Schwab Foundation in Switzerland (2006), Sang Pemula Award (The Pioneers Award) from Yayasan NewSeum Indonesia granted as the Founder of Trubus Agriculture Magazine for its consistency in building agriculture and the people’s economy (2008). Currently active as a speaker at various national and international conferences on social solidarity economy, social entrepreneurship, microfinance and community empowerment.

Ban Ki-moon
Deputy Chair of The Elders

Ban Ki-moon was the UN Secretary-General from 2007-2016. He mobilised world leaders around a new set of challenges and sought to give voice to the world’s poorest and vulnerable people. He put Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, and equality for girls and women at the top of the UN agenda; creating UN Women and securing the Paris Climate Agreement. He is a former South-Korean Foreign Minister and diplomat. He is Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation, Deputy Chair of the Elders, Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute, Chair of the Boao Forum for Asia, and Co-Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

Andreas Kipar
Architect, Landscape Architect and Urban Planner & Founder and Creative Director at LAND srl

Architect, landscape architect and planner, Andreas Kipar is the founder and Creative Director of the international landscape architecture studio LAND with offices in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Graduated in Landscape Architecture at GHS University in Essen and in Architecture and Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano, where he has been teaching Public Space Design since 2009, he often holds seminars and lectures in many universities, including Naples, Dresden, Venice, Zurich, Versailles, Dortmund. He is the creator of the “Green Rays” model in Milan, which connect different areas of the city to encourage a new slow mobility from the center to the periphery. This model, recognized internationally as a pioneering one in green urbanism, has also had subsequent applications in Essen, the European Green    Capital 2017, and in the award-winning Smart City of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye in Moscow.

Francesco La Camera
Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Francesco La Camera is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He has more than thirty years of experience in the fields of climate, sustainability, and international cooperation. He formerly served as Director-General of Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage, EU and International Affairs at the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea. In this capacity, he developed cooperation and partnerships agreements with a wide range of countries, particularly developing countries. Mr. La Camera is widely credited with having spearheaded international cooperation on issues related to climate change and the environment. He played a key role in bringing together multilateral organisations to develop joint initiatives designed to implement the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. He has also coordinated a number of national strategies including on sustainable development, green finance and fossil fuel subsides among other things.

Paolo Magri
Executive Vice President, ISPI and Chair T20 Italy

Paolo Magri is Executive Vice President of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and Professor of International Relations at Bocconi University. He is member of the Strategic Committee of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, member of the Europe Policy Group of the World Economic Forum (Davos) and member of the Board of Directors of the Italy-China Foundation. He is also member of the Scientific Committees of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) and of the Military Center for Strategic Studies (Ce.Mi.S.S.). He is a regular speaker, writer and commentator to diverse media outlet on global issues, US foreign policy, Iran and Middle East.

Klaus Milke
F20 Chair

Klaus Milke is the Chairman of the Steering Group of Foundations 20 with the background as Founder and Chairman of Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit (Foundation for Sustainability). Since 1991 he is also in the Board of Germanwatch, a German development and environmental Non-Governmental Organization. He has graduated economics, followed by studies of sociology and political science and – with experience in the executive board of a middle sized company – he is today consulting governments, corporates and civil society groups. By advice, moderation and advocacy work he is active in various networking and campaigning processes mainly on climate and energy and on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda “in, with and from” Germany with the SDG.

Luigi Martignetti
Secretary General at the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy

Luigi Martignetti is Secretary General of REVES (European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy). He is member of the EC experts’ group on cohesion policy and member of the jury of the EER, from the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. He is also member in the board of Social Economy Europe. He is member of the editorial board of the scientific review “Rivista Impresa Sociale”. Luigi Martignetti in one of the co-developers, and tester, of the TSR – territorial social responsibility – approach for local people-based policymaking. Luigi Martignetti lives in Genoa (IT) and works in Brussels (BE).

Giacomo Pinaffo
Project Manager at Fondazione di Comunità di Messina ONLUS

Giacomo Pinaffo has focused his entire career of study and work on the social economy sector. He was project manager for FEBEA (European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks) and SEFEA (financial cooperative, FEBEA instrument), as well as Impact Manager at SEFEA IMPACT (Italian Asset Management Company dedicated to impact investing strategies). This experience allowed him to gather a wide knowledge of the social economy and social finance sectors throughout Europe. Since 2020 he is project manager at the Fondazione di Comunità di Messina.

Francesco Profumo
Chairman of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo

Born in Savona in 1953. Degree in Electrical Engineer – Politecnico Torino. Professor of Electrical Machines of the Polytechnic Turin, former Dean of Engineering at the Polytechnic Turin, former Rector of the Polytechnic Turin, former President of the National Research Council, former Minister of Education, University and Research, former Chairman of Iren SpA, former Chairman of Inwit SpA. Chairman of ACRI – Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio SpA, Chairman of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Chairman of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento), President of Business School ESCP – Campus of Turin, President of Uni-Italia.

Fiona Reynolds
CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is a UN supported organisation, with over 3,500 signatories who collectively represent over US $100 trillion in AUM. She is responsible for the PRI’s global operations. Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years’ experience in the financial services and pension sector. She joined the PRI from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), where she spent seven years as CEO. Fiona was named one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally by Barron’s magazine and has twice been named one of Australia’s one hundred women of influence by the Australian Financial Review.

Shirley Rodrigues
Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy

Shirley Rodrigues was appointed as London Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy in October 2016.  She has devised and delivered environmental policies and programmes in London, nationally and internationally for government and philanthropy including most recently overseeing a global cities and climate change grants portfolio at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). She is now working to deliver the Mayor of London’s vision to make the city a fairer, greener, healthier and more sustainable one. This includes ambitious programmes to reduce air pollution across London including the expansion of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone, making London carbon neutral by 2030 and spearheading London’s economic and social recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 through a Green New Deal.

Stefan Schurig
F20 Secretary General

Stefan Schurig is the Secretary General of the Foundations Platform F20. He is an architect by training and has worked for more than 20 years in the 3rd sector on sustainability subjects with a focus on climate, energy and regenerative cities. Before he joined the F20 platform in 2017 he was a member of the Executive Board of the World Future Council Foundation (WFC) and Head of the Climate and Energy department. Stefan holds different advisory mandates and was an appointed member of the Steering Committee of the World Urban Campaign of the United Nations. Stefan also teaches as part of the Master’s degree of Urban Planning at the Hamburg University (HCU). Until 2007 Stefan was also a member of the Senior Management Team of Greenpeace Germany for some ten year.

Vinay Shandal
Global Leader for BCG’s Sustainable Finance and Investing business, Boston Consulting Group

Vinay Shandal is a Managing Director and Partner in the Toronto BCG office. He is the Global Leader for BCG’s Sustainable Finance and Investing business. In this capacity, he advises leading investment organizations on their approach to ESG and sustainable finance. He is also the head of the Canadian Principal Investors and Private Equity Practice, and works closely with the largest pools of capital in Canada and globally on issues of strategy, transaction support and portfolio acceleration. Vinay is the co-chair of Centre for Canada’s Future, which tackles the most challenging economic and policy changes facing Canada. He is a board member of Capitalize For Kids, which is the force behind North America’s largest investor conference, the proceeds of which are channeled to solve the toughest challenges in youth brain and mental health. Before BCG, Vinay practiced law for several years in the New York offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions. His legal experience includes both private and public company mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and investments in a range of industries. Vinay received an LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University and an LL.M. from Cambridge University. He has written and spoken extensively on issues of sustainable finance.

© 2020
F20 Foundations platform.

All rights reserved.

F20 Head Office
at the Environmental Foundation Michael Otto
Glockengießerwall 26
20095 Hamburg

Stefan Schurig
Secretary General
Phone: +49 (0)40 249319

Arian Okhovat
Digital Communications
Phone: +49 (0)40 249319

Karina Turan
Project Manager
Phone: +49 (0)40 249319

Bank Details
Umweltstiftung Michael Otto
IBAN: DE92 2007 0000 0051 4745 05
Deutsche Bank AG

© Copyright – Environmental Foundation Michael Otto

Scroll Up