UIC Sustainability Action Week 27 February - 2 March 2023: Special events


RSi Celebration & Sustainable Finance Workshop, 2 March 2023, UIC HQ

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UIC invites you for the Rail Sustainability index Celebration Event, 2 March 2023, UIC HQ, Paris, France

The UIC has recently completed the first-year collection and results from the Rail Sustainability index, which provides a unique rating system and a supportive digital platform to assess a company’s contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, featuring benchmarks and best practices, as well as the contribution of the sector.

On March 2nd, 2023 this one-day celebration event will end the weeklong UIC ‘Sustainability Action Week’ 27th Feb – 2nd March 2023. The event aims to both share and celebrate the sustainability successes of rail and facilitate a dialogue between the finance and sustainability communities from railways as well as experts from third parties such as private investors and multilateral development banks

Target Audience

  • Potential investors
  • Partners
  • UIC members
  • Finance professionals
  • Economists
  • Sustainability reporting specialists, generalists, carbon accountants and leaders
  • Project and programme managers

Expected outcomes
The event aims to both share and celebrate the sustainability successes of rail and facilitate a dialogue between the finance and sustainability communities from railways as well as experts from third parties such as private investors and multilateral development banks. The anticipated outcomes are as follows:

  • Dissemination of the first UIC Sustainability report for Global railways
  • Recognition, celebration and best practice sharing from the best performing contributors of the RSi
  • Feedback and prioritization of next steps for RSi
  • Creation of new links and networks between sustainability and finance experts
  • Enhanced awareness and understanding of Sustainable Finance tools, mechanisms and products
  • Generation of ideas for future collaboration on the topic sustainable finance

Preliminary agenda

Morning Session – Rail Sustainability index celebreation event

Welcome and Intro from the chairs
Presentation on the 1st UIC sustainability report
Best practice sharing presentation
1. Social Sustainability
2. Environmental Sustainability
3. Governance, process and management systems
Introducing the next steps for RSi
Launch for new steering committee
Feedback "World Café" workshops :

  • Priority actions to improve the tool,
  • SDGs and KPIs to be added,
  • Ideas and feedback for a ‘projects’ version

Summary feedback


Afternoon session – Workshop on Sustainable Finance

What is Sustainable Finance?
Perspective of investors
EU taxonomy
Best practice sharing and reflections from UIC members
Moderated Q&A (UIC Members tbc)
Break out workshop ideathon

Registration
Click here to register

More information
Contact sustainability@uic.org

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