2022 Sustainability Conference

The 2022 Sustainability Conference was held in Madrid on 18, 19, and 20 October in a hybrid format, with the theme ‘Accelerating recovery through ESG’.

It was a year of significant social, environmental, and governance challenges that ushered in a new era defined by the climate crisis and growing inequalities, during which topics such as biodiversity, equality, leadership, climate change, governance, and the risks associated with excluding ESG aspects in business were addressed.


Jornadas de Sostenibilidad 2022

18 October:
Nature and the New Economy

Vídeo available only in Spanish

19 October:
People, Protagonists of Change

Vídeo available only in Spanish

20 October:
Governance and Risk Management

Vídeo available only in Spanish


18 October

Session host: Mario Picazo, The Weather Network and El tiempo.es.

  • 116:15 – 16:25 Welcome
    Beatriz Corredor, Chairwoman of Redeia
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Opening
    • Manuel García Hernández, Director General for Energy Policy and Mining.
  • 17:05 – 17:25 Forum for Discussion: A second chance for global development
    • Antonella Battaglini, CEO of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI).
    • David Howell, Head of Climate and Energy, Environmental Governance Area at SEO/BirdLife.
    • Jara Atienza, El Español.
  • 17:30 – 17:40 Society in Action: Young WAS
  • 17:45 – 18:35 Round Table: Climate change and biodiversity, two sides of the same coin. Moderated by Cristina Monge
    • RRicardo García, Chief Executive Officer of Redeia.
    • Miguel Delibes de Castro, Biological Station of Doñana, CSIC.
    • María Begoña García, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology
  • 18:40 – 19:30 Round Table: Economy and Nature. Moderated by Cristina Monge
    • Fernando Valladares, Research Professor at CSIC.
    • Diego Vizcaíno, Managing Partner at International Financial Analysts.
    • Susana Peñarrubia-Fraguas, Head of ESG Integration-Active at DWS Investment GmbH.
  • End of session: Spanish Wine

19 October

Session host: Marta García Aller, El Confidencial, Onda Cero, and La Sexta.

  • 16:30 – 16:55 Forum for Discussion: regaining trust
    • Ángeles González Sinde, Screenwriter, Film Director, and President of the Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo Reina Sofía. Discussion with Joana Bonet, La Vanguardia.
  • 17:00 – 17:25 Discussion: education for change
    • Pilar Alegría, Minister for Education and Vocational Training.
    • Beatriz Corredor, Chairwoman of Redeia.
  • 17:30 – 17:50 Society in Action: female talent
    • RedeSTEAM Contest Awards Ceremony, hosted by Big Van Ciencia.
  • 17:55 – 18:20 Speech: The consumer at the centre of the new energy regulation
    • Cani Fernández, President of the CNMC.
  • 18:25 - 18:55 Round Table: solutions for social transformation. Moderated by Pablo Blázquez, Founder and Editor of Ethic
    • Socorro Fernández, Member of the Board of Directors of Redeia.
    • Montse Moliner, Sustainability Director, Manpower Group / Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Forética.
    • Gonzalo Fanjul, Director of Policy Analysis at ISGlobal.
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Round Table: An innovative and inclusive transformation
    • Antón Costas, President of the Economic and Social Council of Spain.
    • Cristina Garmendia, Chairwoman of the COTEC Foundation.
    • Discussion with Manel Pérez, Deputy Director of La Vanguardia.
  • End of session: Spanish Wine

20 October

Session host and Moderator: Javier Ruiz, Cadena SER

  • 16:00 – 16:30 Forum for Discussion: Ethical and civic sustainability
    • Adela Cortina, Professor of Ethics and Philosophy
    • Discussion with Enric Juliana, La Vanguardia
  • 16:35 – 16:55 Forum for Discussion: Challenges and trends in a changing world
    • Heather Grabbe, Director of the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Society in Action: Innovative entrepreneurship
  • 17:20 – 18:05 Round Table: The risks of unsustainability
    • Roberto García, Chief Executive Officer of Redeia
    • Rosa García, Chairwoman of EXOLUM
    • AArturo Gonzalo, CEO of Enagás
  • 18:10 – 18:30 Speech
    • Speech by Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Bank of Spain
  • 18:35 – 19:05 Discussion: Governance and equitable growth
    • Belén Gualda, Chairwoman of SEPI
    • Xiana Méndez, Secretary of State for Trade
  • 19:10 – 19:20 EU Message: A sustainable recovery for the EU
    • Beatriz Yordi, Director of Carbon Markets and Mobility at the Directorate-General for Climate Action of the European Commission.
  • 19:25 – 19:45 Closing
    • Beatriz Corredor, Chairwoman of Redeia
    • Closing with a concert
  • End of Session: Spanish Wine