Capital Markets

organized by the Hungarian National Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Deloitte

20 OCTOBER 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CET

About the Event

The virtual Sustainable Capital Markets Conference brings together key governmental, financial industry and corporate stakeholders to facilitate the emergence and growth of national sustainable capital markets. The conference will address different types of sustainable investments that will be needed for Hungary to become a carbon-neutral, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy. It will highlight the role of the Hungarian governmental institutions in facilitating Hungary’s transition via its financial sector and more specifically its capital markets.

Lastly, Deloitte will provide recommendations and thoughts on Hungary’s sustainable capital market strategy and potential action plans. Breakout sessions will focus on the array of financial instruments that may be relevant in providing corporates with the necessary capital to achieve their transitions to a more sustainability-focused future. Be there!


20 OCTOBER 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CET

PLENARY SESSION – hosted by dr. Péter Göndöcz (Deloitte Legal)

9:00-9:15 | Opening remarks by Csaba Kandrács (MNB) and Francis Malige (EBRD)

9:15-9:30 | Barbara Botos (Ministry of Innovation and Technology)
Sustainable investment needs for reaching climate neutrality in Hungary: how much investment do we need to become carbon-neutral by 2050?
What role does the market play in reaching this goal?

9:30-9:45 | László Balogh (Ministry of Finance)
Public financing instruments to support sustainable capital markets: what role does the government play in meeting net-zero targets?

9:45-10:00 | Richárd Végh (Budapest Stock Exchange)
The domestic ESG market: recommendations of BSE on sustainable finance
opportunities and obligations companies and financial institutions might have

10:00-10:45 | Ákos Lukács (Deloitte)
Recommendations for Hungary’s sustainable capital market strategy and action plan


10:45-12:00 | Discussion about the Hungarian ecosystem from domestic perspective moderated by David Papp (MNB), with the participation of:

  • Helena Naffa, Portfolio Manager at Aegon Asset Management
  • Barnabás Ács, Global Business Development Director at London Stock Exchange Group
  • Kristóf Bárány, Founding Partner at Adventum
  • Attila Vajda, Owner at Vajda Papír
  • dr. Linda Al Sallami, Senior Managing Associate at Deloitte Legal

This session will be in Hungarian and focus on domestic market participants and service providers. Guided by the recommendations set out in the plenary session, the theme of the discussion will be how to scale up sustainable capital markets in Hungary.

10:45-12:00 | Discussion about the Hungarian ecosystem from foreign investor perspective moderated by Jacek Kubas (EBRD), with the participation of:

  • Georgiana Ghenu, Associate Director – Senior Banker at EBRD
  • Sergei Strigo, Co-Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income at Amundi Asset Management
  • Zoltán Kurali, Chief Executive Office at Government Debt Management Agency
  • dr. Péter Göndöcz, Partner at Deloitte Legal


This session will be in English and focus on foreign investors in green capital market products in Hungary. The theme of the discussion will be the barriers and incentives to issuing and investing in Hungarian green instruments from the foreign investors’ perspective.


Kandrács Csaba

Csaba Kandrács
Deputy Governor
Hungarian National Bank

Francis Magile

Francis Malige
Managing Director
Financial Institutions, EBRD

Botos Barbara

Barbara Botos
Deputy Minister of State for Climate Policy
Ministry for Innovation and Technology

László Balogh
Deputy State Secretary
Ministry of Finance

Végh Richárd

Richárd Végh
Budapest Stock Exchange

Lukács Ákos

Ákos Lukács
Head of Sustainability and Climate Change service line
Deloitte Hungary

Göndöcz Péter

dr. Péter Göndöcz
Deloitte Legal