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Commitment Updated: 14 Sep 2022

Pedro Sánchez and Carlos Torres Vila to open the 2nd BBVA Sustainability Forum

Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain, and Carlos Torres Vila, BBVA Chair, will open the BBVA Sustainability Forum 2022, on September 15 (4:30pm CEST) at Ciudad BBVA, Madrid. Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, the Third Vice-President of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, will also take part in the meeting.

Carlos Torres Vila inaugurará el II BBVA Sustainability Forum

This second edition of the BBVA Sustainability Forum will bring together government officials and presidents and CEOs of major global companies who will discuss climate action and financing for sustainable growth.

Date: September 15, 2022

Time: 4:30pm CEST

Location: Auditorio BBVA, Ciudad BBVA - C/ Azul 4, Madrid.


4:30pm Institutional Opening

Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain.

Carlos Torres Vila, BBVA Chair.

4:50pm. Investment and Financing for a Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Recovery and Growth

Nicholas Stern, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. Online speech.

5pm Sustainability at BBVA: Lessons and Challenges

Javier Rodríguez Soler, BBVA Global Head of Sustainability.

5:15pm Panel 1. How Large Corporations are Addressing Sustainability as a Business Opportunity

Hotel Sector: Sabina Fluxà, Vice President & CEO of the Iberostar Group.

Aviation Sector: Carolina Martinoli, People, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director at IAG.

Steel Industry: José Manuel Arias, Chair of ArcerlorMittal Spain.

Moderator: Luisa Gómez Bravo, BBVA Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking.

6:05pm. Panel 2. Benchmark Sustainability Practices of Companies and Institutions in Spain

Textile Sector: Toni Ruiz Tubau, CEO Mango.

Energy Sector: Rosa García, Chair of Exolum.

Food Sector: Food Sector: José Manuel García Bejines, General Manager of Entrepinares.

Moderator: Peio Belausteguigoitia, Head of BBVA España.

6:55pm. Fireside chat (Pre-recorded)

Carlos Torres Vila, BBVA Chair.

Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock.

7:25pm Closing

Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.

7:35pm Evening cocktail reception

To attend the event, please send your request to

Media wishing to follow the event in person must be accredited before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday 15 by sending an application to the following e-mail address:

The Secretariat of State for Communications will contact applicants to confirm their accreditation. The Secretariat will offer a live signal of the event, which will also be streamed from and over social media. A link to photographs and video coverage of the event will be provided later.


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