Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance Development at J. Safra Sarasin
Sasja Beslik is a Swedish and international financial expert known for promoting financial sustainability across the world. He has been employed by J. Safra Sarasin since 2019. Beslik won the Swedish Banking Profile of the Year award in 2016.
In 2013, he received the H. M. The King's Medal, 8th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for outstanding contributions within Swedish environmental and sustainability development within financial sector
He was chosen as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos in 2011.
Stars Fund, the Nordea sustainable fund launched by Beslik in 2011, was chosen as Sweden's best overall equity fund in 2017. It was the first sustainable fund to receive the award
His work for Nordea started in 2009, when he became head of responsible investments and corporate governance. He was named CEO of Nordea Investment Funds Sweden in 2011 and head of responsible investments and identity at Nordea Asset Management in 2013. Finally, at the beginning of 2017, Nordea placed Beslik at the head of a new unit, Sustainable Finance, tasked with implementing the decisions made by the company's corporate responsibility unit.
He is the author of the book "Guld och gröna skogar" (2019).
All sessions by Sasja Beslik:
Sustainable Investments13:15 - 14:45
This is it! The session you have been waiting for... Who doesn't want to invest sustainably? Join this session to find out why it may be more complicated than it seems.
Through presentations, pitches and a panel you can find out exactly what you need to keep in mind when it comes to sustainable investment. Improving the environment, mitigating climate change and encouraging efficient resource use are key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement climate targets. According to the OECD, $2.5 trillion is required annually to finance these efforts.
The challenge to mobilize this magnitude of financing does not necessarily arise from the lack of financial resources. For investors, the most cited concerns are the ambiguity of what constitutes “green” investing and their inability to properly assess risks and returns of related investments, particularly climate risks. For governments, despite the efforts to develop green taxonomies, the greatest difficulty lies in the availability and quality of information and tailored applications for the evaluation of financial activities. Both investors and governments, therefore, need enabling tools to unleash the financing required for meeting the SDGs.
Join this session to learn all there is to know about sustainable investments!
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