23 March 2021 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm (CET)

In the Framework of the UK-Italy COP26 Partnership


1:00 pm

Welcome speeches

  • Nick Archer (British Ambassador to the Czech Republic)

  • Petr Karel (Vice Chairman of the Board, British Chamber of Commerce)

1:20 pm

The Role of Governments and Multilaterals in the Green Growth

  • John Murton (UK Government’s COP26 Envoy)

  • Anup Jagwani (Global Head of Climate Finance and Policy at the International Finance Corporation, Member of the World Bank Group)

2:20 pm

Leader’s Views, Sustainability from the Manager’s Perspectives

  • Robert Bailey (Director & Co-founder of Enviros Group)

  • Alice Machová (Partner and a Central Cluster Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY)

  • Danuše Nerudová (Rector of the Mendel University in Brno)

3:15 pm


3:25 pm

Parallel panels

  • Race to Zero & Green Energy 
    Tomáš Bělohoubek (Managing Director, E.ON Czech Republic)
    Richard Stonavský (Director Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone)
    Michal Forýtek (Managing Associate, Kinstellar)
    Moderated by Jan Fousek (Member of the Board, Union of Modern Energy, CEO at Association for Energy Storage AKU-BAT CZ)

  • Green Building & Sustainable Office 
    Pavel Streblov (Business Director Commercial RE, Penta Real Estate)
    Daniel Rubricius (Head of FAM Buildings department in ČSOB Group)
    Pavel Sovička (General Manager, Panattoni, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
    Moderated by Jan Lehký (Counsel, Kinstellar)

  • Circular Economy & Waste Management
    Alessandro Pasquale
    , Owner and CEO, Mattoni 1873
    Michal Vaňáček, Government & Community Manager, Tesco Stores ČR
    Filip Hloušek (Public Regulation Manager, Deloitte Legal)
    Moderated by Soňa Jonášová (Founder, INCIEN)

  • Green Finance
    Eva Bučová (Senior Advisor Wholesale Banking, ING Bank)
    Pavel Štefek (Partner & Risk Assurance, PwC Czech Republic)
    Michal Nebeský (Citi Country Officer Czech Republic)
    Moderated by Jaroslav Vích (CEO, Enviros Group)

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm



Nick Archer MVO
British ambassador to the Czech Republic

Nick Archer is the British ambassador to the Czech Republic. Previously he served as ambassador to Denmark and High Commissioner to Malta. He attended St Chad’s College, Durham University, gaining a BA in English and German in 1982 and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983. From 1995 to 1997 he was First Secretary in Oslo, and from 1997 to 2000 he was Assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales. In March 2006 he became the High Commissioner to Malta, remaining until August 2008. He later became the Ambassador to Denmark from 2008 until 2012. He then worked for 6 years for UK Trade & Investment, and was appointed Ambassador to the Czech Republic in January 2018. He was awarded the MVO in 2001.

John Murton
UK government’s COP26 Envoy

Dr John Murton is the UK government’s COP26 Envoy. John was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo from 2017 to 2019. Prior to this role, he was Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Nairobi and also served as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Kenya from April 2013 to August 2017. Previously the UK’s High Commissioner to Mauritius and Ambassador to Madagascar, John has considerable professional experience in East and Southern Africa, having worked in Zimbabwe and researched his PhD in Kenya, as well as having conducted research in Turkana. John has previously served in Japan, at NATO Headquarters and at the UK’s Foreign Ministry in London. His most recent role prior to Nairobi was as Head of the Foreign Ministry department dealing with the UK’s relations with East and South East Asia and Australasia.

Anup Jagwani 
Global Head of Climate Finance and Policy at the International Finance Corporation, Member of the World Bank Group

Anup Jagwani is the global head of Climate Finance and Policy at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the largest development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.    

In his current role Anup oversees IFC's work on green bond standards, carbon pricing, climate risk and adaptation, climate-related metrics, and support to developing country governments to help create market opportunities for low-carbon, resilient development.  This includes thought leadership in the climate space through managing the production of reports that identify investment opportunities to help countries achieve their NDC goals and develop low carbon pathways and developing new products to scale up climate business.  He is leading IFC’s work on climate risk.

Anup has spent over 20 years in IFC’s investment operations in a range of sectors including manufacturing, agribusiness (majority of the focus), infrastructure and financial services, and has led several of IFC’s climate smart agribusiness projects.  He also formulated IFC’s strategy and approach in the area of innovative and disruptive technologies in agribusiness. Anup has served as nominee Director for two of IFC’s investee companies in Sub Saharan Arica.

Prior to joining IFC, Anup spent time with Unilever in India, led a medium sized company as CFO and COO in the construction materials space in the Philippines and also had short stints with Citibank (India), Oberoi Hotels (India) and Accenture (Malaysia). Anup is a graduate of the Asian Institute of Management and the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.  He did his undergraduate studies in Economics at St. Xavier’s college in Kolkata, India.

Robert Bailey
Director & Co-founder of Enviros Group

Robert Bailey has been involved in sustainable energy and other environmental topics for over 40 years. He is based in Manchester, UK, and has worked extensively across Central & Eastern Europe since the early 1990s, particularly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and latterly in Georgia. He has been the Project Director for numerous consultancy projects for international organisations including the EU, EBRD, World Bank and UNDP. He has also undertaken many sustainability projects for individual companies ranging from multi-nationals such as BP, Astra Zeneca and Unilever to SMEs in all sectors. The work has frequently been delivered through national and regional programmes to support Green Growth in smaller companies. In 1994 Robert Bailey was co-founder of ENVIROS, a leading energy and environmental consultancy  based in Prague, and remains a Director of the company.

Alice Machová
Partner and a Central Cluster Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY

Alice Machova is a Partner and a Central Cluster Leader for Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY where she helps companies understand the risks and opportunities arising from climate change and sustainability issues. Alice also has been a frequent speaker internally and externally on the topics of sustainability, ESG strategy and green bonds, and she is a member of a jury at Association of Social Responsibility for Non-financial reporting SDGs awards.

Danuše Nerudová
Rector of the Mendel University in Brno

Danuše Nerudová is an economist and the rector of Mendel University in Brno. In her scientific work she has specialized in the issue of European taxes, she regularly gives lectures abroad. Her priorities also include improving the quality of education, especially in terms of critical thinking and creative problem solving. She is the chairwoman of the Committee for Fair Pensions and she as well actively speaks about economic issues that are currently resonating in the society. She is an advocate of equal opportunities for women in the labour market and, according to Forbes magazine, is one of the 125 most influential women in the Czech Republic. 

Petr Karel
Vice Chairman of the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce, Managing Director at London Market 

In the period 1995–1999 he worked as a Manager and later the Director of the European Commission’s project „Accession of the Czech Republic to the EU“ (with responsibilities i.a. for implementation of the EU Single market namely in the area of Financial Markets, Trade, Energy and Environment). 2000-2010 he was a Senior Executive in the GE Capital CEE and GE Europe. 

Currently,  Managing director of company London Market concentrating on services in the areas of export and structured finance and cross-border investment focusing namely on projects in infrastructure, energy and industrial engineering.

Petr has also been involved in projects concerning renewable energy, transition from fossil-to sustainable energy and international regenerative farming project (Greening the Earth) addressing global issues of climate change, land degradation and bio-sequestration of CO2.

Tomáš Bělohoubek
Managing Director, E.ON Czech Republic

He has been the managing director of E.ON Czech Republic since 2017. He is responsible for IT, digitization, and customer care. Before joining E.ON, he first worked in the business development department of the Czech branch of T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. He then worked for almost ten years at the consulting firm Detecon International, where he dealt with projects focused on strategy and corporate finance, mainly in the ICT and telecommunications sectors, not only in Germany and Europe, but also in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Eva Bučová
Senior Advisor Wholesale Banking, ING Bank

22 years of banking experience. Went through various banking houses such as Commerzbank, HVB, ING, Erste Group and European Investment Bank. Diverse CEE and WE countries and roles within wholesale banking allowed her to accumulate versatile and complex transactional and project management experience. 

She is currently with ING Client Coverage team in Prague while primarily focusing on strategic Capital Structuring & Advisory and Sustainability / Sustainable Finance. Eva is also acting as Chair of Sustainability Committee at ING Czech Republic. 

Eva enjoys business and product development, advisory and deals origination. 

She is also an active promoter of Sustainable Finance and is actively engaged in various Sustainability driven activities/initiatives such as Zmena k Lepsimu or Partners4Sustainability under CNOPK. Energy Transition, Circular Economy and Land/Water are further areas of her interest.

Michal Forýtek
Managing Associate, Kinstellar

Michal Forýtek is a Managing Associate in the Prague office of Kinstellar. He has a strong focus on energy, competition and public procurement law. He has substantial experience in energy industry related transactions, renewable energy projects and energy trading matters as well as advising on national and European energy regulatory issues. Michal is also one of co-authors of the commentary on the Czech Energy Act issued by the publisher C.H.Beck.

Jan Fousek
Member of the Board, Union of Modern Energy, CEO at Association for Energy Storage AKU-BAT CZ

Jan Fousek is a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Czech Solar Association, CEO of the Association for Energy Storage (AKU-BAT CZ) and a Member of the Board of the Modern Energy Union. He has been active on energy markets since 2007. Between 2011 and 2016, he was co-owner and managing director of one of Europe's largest emissions and electricity traders, Virtuse Energy. In the past, he also helped to develop the Chinese emissions trading market, where he used the experience from the EU market.

Filip Hloušek
Public Regulation Manager at Deloitte Legal

Filip holds a degree from the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc. He joined Deloitte Legal in April 2016 as a Junior Lawyer as part of the Environmental Team. He specialises in circular economy, extended producer responsibility and waste disposal. Furthermore, he provides day-to-day advisory on competition, contract and corporate law to clients engaged in the above-listed industries.

Filip gained his experience primarily working on projects in extended producer responsibility in the Czech and Slovak Republics, environmental due diligence and ecodesign. As part of his practice, Filip is also engaged in other public business regulation and pharmaceutical law.

Jan Lehký
Counsel at Kinstellar

Jan Lehký is a Counsel in the Prague office, specialising in the real estate sector, in particular real estate property transactions, leases, construction, permitting process, and environmental law. Jan has also gained extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, M&A and corporate, employment, and energy law.

Alessandro Pasquale
Owner and CEO, Mattoni 1873

Mr. Pasquale took over the leadership of Mattoni 1873, leading producer of mineral water in the Czech Republic, from his father in 2007.

Under his leadership the company expanded into an international holding, having acquired subsidiaries in Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria and reaching many export markets. The latest acquisition of PepsiCo in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary only confirms the No. 1 position of the holding in the region of Central Europe.

Mr. Pasquale represents a second generation to build on the heritage of the original company founded by Heinrich Mattoni in 1873. Mattoni 1873 operates 11 factories in 8 countries of Central and Southern Europe, producing local mineral and spring waters as well as global love brands.

Mr. Pasquale’s long-term passion lies in sustainability, not only of his own company, but of the entire European beverage industry. He is promoting the circular economy principles both on the country level as well as within the European Union, in his capacity of Vice-President of NMWE (Natural Mineral Waters Europe).

Michal Nebesky
Citi Country Officer Czech Republic

Michal Nebesky was appointed as the Citi Country Officer Czech Republic in 2012. Prior to his current role, from 2008 to 2012, Michal was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors in the Czech Railways company. Michal Nebesky worked for Citibank already between years 1991 and 2008 on several top managerial positions; progressively more senior Banking and Risk roles. In 2002 he was appointed as Risk Management Director in the Czech Republic. In 2006 his responsibility further expanded in countries such as Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia and the Baltic states. Michal Nebesky graduated from The University of Economics in Prague with a master’s degree in international trade and finance. He speaks fluent English and Russian and partial Spanish.

Daniel Rubricius
Head of FAM Buildings department in ČSOB Group

Responsible for facility management of buildings and general non IT security
Member of Board of Directors Radlice Rozvojová, a.s.
Member of Board of Directors IFMA Czech Republic - International Facility Management Association
10 years experience in real estate and facility management
Czech Technical University, Prague – Faculty of Civil Engineering, Land Construction
Prague International Business School – MBA study
Josef, Marie a Zdeňek Hlávkovi Award for Young Talented Research Workers

Pavel Sovička
General Manager, Panattoni, Czech Republic and Slovakia

He began his professional career at Cushman & Wakefield, where he spent a total of ten years. Since 2008, he has been the head of Panattoni as Managing Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Panattoni is part of the Panattoni Development Company, which is one of the world’s largest privately held development companies and has 26 branches in North America and Europe. Since starting operations in Central Europe in 2005, the company has completed a total of more than 10,5 million m2 of modern industrial space in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain and Netherlands. Pavel Sovička has 23 years of experience in industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. He has participated in transactions representing a total of more than 1,500,000 m2 of leased and sold space. The most important projects under his leadership include, for example, Panattoni Park Prague Airport I and II, Amazon’s distribution center in Dobrovíz (the largest rental building in the Czech Republic, 120,000 m2), Panattoni Park D5 / Stříbro and Panattoni Park Cheb, whose most important tenant is Tchibo (the second largest rental building in the Czech Republic, 103,000 m2).

Richard Stonavský
Director Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone

Richard Stonavský has been responsible for Vodafone’s external relations and regulatory strategy since 2011. In this role, he represents the company's interests in dealing with Czech and EU regulatory authorities and public institutions. He also represents Vodafone in professional and industry associations and supports various innovative corporate projects.

Before joining Vodafone, Richard Stonavský was responsible for regulatory matters at T-Mobile and Aliatel and worked as an assistant at the Senate of the Czech Parliament.

He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and Sheffield Hallam University.

He recharges his batteries by travelling and spending time in the mountains.

Pavel Streblov
Business Director Commercial RE, Penta Real Estate

Pavel Streblov acts as Business Director of commercial real estate at Penta Real Estate with responsibility for all commercial real estate projects in the Czech Republic. His realised projects include, for example, the administrative buildings at Waltrovka, which, among other awards, won the CEEQA award for the best development project in Central and Eastern Europe. His other ongoing projects include revitalisation of the Masaryk Railway Station based on the project from Zaha Hadid architect, revitalisation of the area around the Main Railway Station with the Churchill Square project, the Smíchoff administrative building project or a project called Nová Waltrovka which builds on the successful completion of the 1st and the 2nd phase of Waltrovka. He was previously a Partner in the 3C real estate private equity fund, advisor to financial institutions and the Ministry of Finance, and also worked in JP Morgan’s debt origination department in London.

Pavel is also a long-term guarantor of the master degree course focused on real estate investment at the Charles University in Prague. He received his PhDr. title in economics at the Charles University, masters degree in political economy from the London School of Economics and masters degree in real estate from the University of Reading. He also recently completed his postgraduate studies in sustainable urban development at the University of Oxford.

Pavel Štefek
Partner & Risk Assurance, PwC Czech Republic 

Pavel is Partner at PwC CZ and leader of Environmental, Social and Governance services in Assurance practice with specific focus on non-financial reporting, carbon footprint and supply chain. Pavel specializes in the automotive and energy industry. However ESG services offered by his team are now tailored for a broad group of industries. Between 2013-2016 Pavel was on assignment at PwC Canada/Toronto focusing on delivery of trust and transparency services. 

His team is actively monitoring new developments related to the New Green Deal legislation and offers  consulting services and practical tools to ease regulatory requirements implementation and transition to a sustainable corporate practice. Sustainability strategy re-assessments and planning, circular economy solutions, sustainability risk monitoring and assurance services related to non-financial data disclosures belong the most popular client services.

Michal Vaňáček
Government & Community Manager, Tesco Stores ČR

Michal has been responsible for building Tesco relations with key stakeholders both in the Czech Republic and at EU level and engaging customers and colleagues to demonstrate the benefits Tesco brings to local communities. In his role, he also contributes to the overall Central Europe CSR approach in delivering various activities including food waste prevention and sustainable packaging. Before he joined Tesco, Michal has worked as policy advisor to the Member of the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. He has thus 8 years experience in drafting and negotiating a number of legislative and non-legislative acts in areas of consumer protection, vehicles safety and accessibility requirements. He graduated from the Masaryk University in Brno.

Jaroslav Vích
CEO at Enviros Group

He has been, since 1991, actively involved in many projects in the field of business advisory, energy & environmental consultancy and in the financing of sustainability investments. His work included projects for industry & commerce on national and international scale including many global companies. He has also been project manager of more than 50 international projects funded through IFIs and Inter-governmental Institutions like EC, GEF, UNEP, EBRD, EIB, World Bank etc.; mainly in Business strategy and development; energy and environmental management, energy efficiency and renewable energy and also in the field of energy and environmental strategy and policy. Recently, he particularly focuses in the financing of sustainability investments, energy efficiency investments and green climate technologies.

Since 1994 he has been, in the position of CEO, managing development of consulting practice of ENVIROS Group in the Central and Eastern Europe. The company is now among leading energy and environmental consultancies in the region