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ESG Summit

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary in Kosovo, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo is organizing a two-day ESG Summit with a focus on “The Green Economy Transition” on 15th and 16th of June 2023, in KlanArena, Prishtina. 

Why a summit?

Raiffeisen Bank has summarized its 20 years journey in Kosovo through the slogan "Support. Responsibility. Innovation". Responsibility toward economic, environmental and social impact led us having the sustainability one of main pillars of the bank’s strategy alongside growth and digital transformation in the recent decade. It was inevitably driven by the commitment of our parent company, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) which since 2010 committed to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative for corporative responsibility and sustainability. Today, our sustainability strategy includes our roles as responsible bank, engaged citizen, employees and inhouse ecology.

A particular focus is extended to our bank portfolio impact on climate protection and circularity, following the RBI commitment to implementing the Principles for Responsible Banking for the UNEP Finance Initiatives in 2021. In coordination with RBI, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo took further responsibility in the transition to a more sustainable, climate-friendly economy by providing its customers in Kosovo with expert knowledge in the support of their green transition but also focusing on reducing CO2 emissions associated with our own business activities. Given that the Green Economy Transition is also a priority of the Government of Kosovo, we though that we could contribute further to promote greater environmental responsibilities to the public by sharing the knowledge on this topic through a summit with all stakeholders in Kosovo.  

What are the topics and who are the speakers?

Day one: 15 June 2023

9:45 -10:30 | Discussion panel
Mobilizing Green Finance, The Role of Government, Private Sector, and the Banks

  • Blerim Terziqi, CBK
  • Selim Thaçi, IMF
  • Sergiy Maslichenko, EBRD
  • Emrush Ujkani, EIC
  • Agron Gashi, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
  • Destan Mulaj, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

  • Moderator: Florije Kolshi
10:45 - 11:30 | Discussion panel

Investing in Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges for Business, promoting Climate and Environmental Justice in TransitionSpeakers:
  • Getoar Mjeku, Ministry of Economy and Energy
  • Urtina Zeka, Ministry of Finance, Labour and Transfers
  • Besnik Berisha, KGCF
  • Lorik Fejzullahu, EkoPark Kosova
  • Gjon Gjonlleshaj, Raiffeisen Leasing Kosova
  • Labinot Kelmendi, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

  • Moderator: Florije Kolshi

11:30 – 12:30 | Lunch break and networking opportunities

12:45 – 13:30 | Discussion panel
Sustainability, SDG and Climate Goals

  • Donikë Beqiri, INDEP
  • Behare Bajraktari, Green Journalism 
  • Dajana Berisha, FIQ & Civil Society House Chairperson
  • Flora Ahmeti, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
  • Antigona Limani, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

  • Moderator: Drenusha Shehu - Pula
13:45 – 14:30 | Discussion panel
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Iliriana Jaka Gashi, Kosova Women 4 Women
  • Vlora Tuzi Nushi, UN Women Kosova
  • Zana Rama, CSR Kosovo
  • Arjeta Gashi, KOSTT
  • Taulant Hoxha, KCSF
  • Arta Celina, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

  • Moderator: Drenusha Shehu - Pula

Day two: 16 June 2023

9:05 – 10:00 | Discussion panel
Empowering Individuals: Supporting Green Transition for Personal Sustainability

  • Alban Zogaj, Municipality of Prishtina
  • Ahmet Ismajli, Energy Efficiency Fund
  • Arian Lila, Expert on Green Financing
  • Alma Lulja, EBRD GEFF
  • Erik Roka, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

  • Moderator: Merita Qerimi
10:05 – 11:30 | Discussion panel

Supporting Green/Social Entrepreneurship: Government and Corporate
Incubators and Accelerators
  • Mentor Arifaj, Ministry of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Blin Berdoniqi, UNDP
  • Blerta Salihu-Krasniqi, Quantix
  • Lorena Roman, Raiffeisen Bank International
  • Agon Kabashi, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

  • Moderator: Drenusha Shehu - Pula

11:30 – 12:30 | Lunch break and networking opportunities

12:30 – 15:00 | OPEN FAIR The fair intends to offer the possibility to startups and businesses use the area to present their scope of business activity, contributing to green agenda. There will be also several presentations related to innovation and technology for the green transition, sustainable (regenerative) agriculture, circular economy and social entrepreneurship. Please join us in visiting the following young entrepreneurs and start ups:

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