This session puts commodity trade finance and natural resources global heads to the test, with an opening quick-fire round, a more in-depth discussion on top trends from inflation to ESG strategies, and a gameshow-style Family Fortunes finisher! - How drastically is inflation affecting cost of funding and the wider lending landscape? - How have bank portfolios changed over the past year, in terms of both sectors and jurisdictions, and what changes are expected in the coming year? - To what extent are banks innovating when it comes to ESG strategies and sustainable finance?
Stages for Change champions women and other under-represented groups in finance. In this session, we hear from some of the brilliant women that make up the commodities space, to discuss what can be done to make the industry a more diverse and inclusive place from junior to director level. - Why did our panellists choose commodity finance? If it was not a choice as such, how can we encourage more women and underrepresented groups to choose this industry? - WISTA’s survey in gender equality in the commodities and maritime industries shows there is a difference in sentiment between men and women when it comes to equality in the workplace. How can we begin to lessen this gap? - What initiatives have worked in our panellists’ respective organisations? What more can be done?