EACCNY Pulse: Transatlantic Business Insights

4. Future of Finance: Addressing Climate Risks with Eila Kreivi, Director & Head of Capital Markets at the EIB

June 11, 2021 EACCNY Season 2 Episode 4
EACCNY Pulse: Transatlantic Business Insights
4. Future of Finance: Addressing Climate Risks with Eila Kreivi, Director & Head of Capital Markets at the EIB
Show Notes

In this episode of “A look into the Crystal Ball on the Future of Finance,” hear from Eila Kreivi, Director & Head of Capital Markets at the EIB, as she speaks with Jayme Colosimo, Global Lead ESG & Head of North America, Business Advisory Services, Markets, at CITIGROUP. Their discussion focuses around how the EIB is aligning investments with the Paris Climate Accord and the European Taxonomy, as well as the development of technical screening criteria to make sure the investments are measurable and compliant with the set ESG requirements.

Eila Kreivi is Director and Head of the Capital Markets Department at the EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK.

Previously, she worked as Head of Funding for the Americas, Asia & Pacific at the EIB. Prior to joining the financing arm of the European Union in 1995, Eila Kreivi worked at the Union  Bank  of Finland and Société Générale, in Helsinki and in Paris.

She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Abo Akademi in Finland. In addition to her native language of Finnish, she is fluent in English, French  and Swedish.

Eila Kreivi Chaired the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles in 2015-2018. She has represented the EIB at the EU High-level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance in 2017-2018, established by the European Commission.

Currently, Ms Kreivi is an alternate member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Fund (EIF). She also represents the EIB at the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance created by the European Commission in 2018. In July 2020, she was elected as member of the Board of International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

Jayme Colosimo is the Global Lead ESG & Head of North America, Business Advisory Services, Markets, at CITIGROUP, a thought leadership and global coverage strategic advisory group providing consulting, content, and insights to the C-Suite of Citi’s top 100 Global Markets clients on the innovation, regulatory, and technology trends impacting the investment management industry.

Prior to joining Citi in 2018, Jayme served as a Senior Economist and Strategic Advisor to White House and senior U.S. policy makers on global macroeconomic, geopolitical, and international banking issues. She managed intelligence analysts focused on national security issues, developing an expertise in alternative data and analytics, cybersecurity, and financial applications of emerging technologies. 

Jayme holds a Professional Certificate in Data Science from the University of California, Berkeley and completed sponsored Executive Education at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She holds a certification in Advanced Editing from the Poynter Institute School of Journalism and in 2020, graduated from a year-long certificate program in Data Visualization from Parsons School of Design. She holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jayme is an AA Certified Advanced Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Professional Developer, an American Marketing Association (AMA) Professional Certified Content Marketer, and holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.