2021 Sustainability Conference

In a year marked by the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 Sustainability Conference provided a space for discussion on recovery from an ESG perspective. Discussions covered different topics, including finances and governance of sustainable companies, ecological transition, biodiversity defence for economic recovery, and potential fair and inclusive crisis exits that would curb inequalities.

2021 Sustainability Conference

20 October
Governance issues

Vídeo available only in Spanish

21 October
Environmental issues

Vídeo available only in Spanish

22 October
Social issues

Vídeo available only in Spanish


20 October

Session host: Javier Ruiz, Head of the Economy Section at Cadena SER.

  • 16:20 – 16:30 Welcome
    Fátima Rojas, Corporate Director of Sustainability and Studies of the Red Eléctrica Group

    Introduction to the session
    Javier Ruiz.
  • 16:35 – 17:05 Opening
    • Teresa Ribera, Third Vice President of the Government and Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
  • 17:10 – 17:40 Purpose-Driven Companies
    • Beatriz Corredor,  Chairwoman of the Red Eléctrica Group.
    • Aitor Jauregui, Head of BlackRock in Iberia.
  • 17:45 - 18:30 Non-Financial Performance Oversight
    • Monserrat Martínez, Vice Chair of the CNMV.
    • Margarita Delgado,  Deputy Governor of the Bank of Spain.
    • Carmen Gómez de Barreda, Independent Coordinator Member of the Board of Directors of the Red Eléctrica Group.
  • 18:35 – 19:20 Challenges of green reconstruction: how to finance It
    • José Carlos García de Quevedo, Chairman of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO).
    • Roberto García, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Eléctrica Group.
    • Roberto Fernández, Spanish member of the European Commission’s TEG.
  • End of session: Spanish Wine

21 October

Session host: María García de la Fuente, President of the Association of Environmental Journalists (APIA). .

  • 10:00 – 10:05 Introduction to the Session
    Antonio Calvo Roy, Manager of Sustainability Area of the Red Eléctrica Group.
  • 10:10 – 10:45 Ocean Recovery
    • Alexandra Cousteau, Founder of Oceans 2050
  • 10:50 – 10:55 Red Eléctrica's Marine Forest. Posidonia oceanica
    • Screening of audiovisual material
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Biodiversity and Business. A key factor of the 2030 Agenda
    • Grethel Aguilar, Deputy Director-General of IUCN
    • Jaime de Jaráiz, President and CEO of LG Electronics Iberia
    • Leire Pajín, President of REDS
    • José Luis Gallego, Environmental Communicator
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Coffee Break
  • 12:20 – 13:10 Climate emergency: The future is now
    • Gonzalo Muñoz, High Level Climate Action Champion COP 25 (message)
    • Ricardo García, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Eléctrica Group
    • María Mendiluce, CEO of the We Mean Business Coalition
    • Eva Saldaña, Director of Greenpeace Spain
  • 13:15 - 13:40 Green prosperity, the only path
    • Hugo Morán, Secretary of State for the Environment
    • Ségolène Royal, former Minister of Ecological Transition in France.
  • End of Session

22 October

Session host: Miguel Ángel Tobías, Film and Documentary Director.

  • 9:30 – 9:35 Introduction to the session
    Irene Gómez, Head of Sustainability Department of the Red Eléctrica Group
  • 9:40 - 10:00 The ‘S’ as a lever for transformation
    • Beatriz Corredor, Chairwoman of the Red Eléctrica Group
    • Alberto Barreiro, Transformational Studio
  • 10:05 – 10:30 Social inequality
    • José Juan Ruiz, Chairman of the Sustainability Committee of the Red Eléctrica Group
    • Clara Martinez-Toledano, Imperial College London
  • 10:35 – 10:55 Social impact investment
    • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Business contribution to a sustainable future
    • Begoña Gómez, Director of the Extraordinary Chair of Competitive Social Transformation at UCM
    • Mónica Chao, Sustainability Director at IKEA and President of WAS
    • Cristina Sánchez, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Spain
    • Germán Granda, General Director of Forética
  • 11:50 – 12:15 The population facing the climate emergency
    • Isabel Rodríguez, Minister for Territorial Policy (substituted by Alfredo González, Secretary of State of Territorial Policy)
    • Juan Verde, President of the Advanced Leadership Foundation
  • 12:20 – 12:50 Closing
    • Nadia Calviño, First Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation (substituted by Gonzalo García, Secretary of State for Economy and Business Support).
  • End of session and cocktail