The 11th edition of the Funseam International Business Symposium entitled “Sustainable Financing. Challenges and Opportunities”, held at the CaixaForum Macaya in Barcelona on 6 February, centred around business strategies with a focus on sustainability.
Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, opened the conference by means of a video highlighting that the social and economic impact of the war in Ukraine “shows the extent to which we must quickly correct the vulnerabilities of our traditional energy system, update our regulations and identify the best investments to avoid economic, financial, technical and uncertainty risks in all areas”.
Antonio Llardén, Chairman of Enagás and also Chairman of Funseam, welcomed the attendees and stressed that we are at a time of paradigm shift, not only in terms of technology but also in terms of energy. Furthermore, he stressed that “renewable gases, and more specifically renewable hydrogen, are key vectors in the decarbonisation process, and for Europe’s energy independence. For this we need technology, collaboration and funding”.
Natalia Latorre, Energy Transition General Manager at Enagás also took part in this meeting at the round table on “Sustainable business strategy and its key in ESG for the energy sector”, together with Luis Cellier Ravina, Director of Investor Relations and Sustainability at ACS Group; Eva Pagán, Corporate Director of Sustainability and Studies at Redeia; Luis Travesedo, Director of Strategy and Sustainability at Cepsa and Pablo Bascones, Partner in charge of Sustainability and Climate Change at PwC, who moderated the round table debate. To conclude her speech, Natalia Latorre highlighted Enagás’ leadership in ESG values, stating that Enagás has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 54% since 2014, and aims to be a driving company that “encourages others on the path to sustainability”.