Sustainable financing and circular business models for new growth

December 2020

Conference Overview


Registrations are open until Tuesday, September 28, 2020. Written cancellations are also accepted until September 28, after this date it is only possible to change the participant within the same institution, otherwise the full registration fee will be charged. In case of vacancies, applications are also possible later. You can apply on the Association’s website via the application form.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, please follow the NIJZ recommendations, such as the use of protective masks, basic hygiene measures, and interpersonal distances. Hand sanitizers will also be provided at the event for this purpose.

General information:
Registration fee: 310,00 € + VAT, for 3 or more participants from the same institution we grant a 10% discount on the stated price. The registration fee includes lectures, presentations, refreshments during breaks, lunch and a certificate of participation in the conference.

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Conference materials

Programme of the conference:

Sustainable financing and circular business models for new growth



Mag. Stanislava Zadravec Caprirolo, M.I.A., Managing Director of Bank Association of Slovenia
Banking in the context of sustainable development

Mag. Andrej Vizjak, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Consistency of sustainability and resource efficiency

Mag. Jurij Giacomelli, Founder and managing director, Gm
Challenges of the Transition to the Sustainable and Circular Economy, Opportunities for Increasing the Competitiveness of the European Economy and the Role of Banks

Sibil Svilan,MSC., President of the Management Board of SID banka d.d.
Financing Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy


Mag. Janja Kreitmayer McKenzie, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Action Plan – Circular Economy in EU

Marjana Dermelj, Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy
A comprehensive strategic project of decarbonising Slovenia through the Transition to a Circular Economy

Aleš Pevc, Tehnološki park Ljubljana
Rudi Panjtar, Intitute Jožef Stefan – Strategic Development Partnership, Factories of the Future
Project Circular 4.0, Promoting the transformation of circular business models in the Alpine region: 280 SME’s

PART III: Models of evaluating the circular orientation of the company

Anushka Diressen, partner Growfield
Tičo Zupančič, founding partner, Grofwfield
Scalling sustainalbel technology business models with banks

dr. Slaven Mičković, Expert for Risk Management, Abanka
Assessment of circular and linear risks in the Slovenian banking system

Andreja Fortag, Plastika Skaza d.o.o.
Establishing and implementation of a sustainable business model in Skaza

Aquafil SLO d.o.o.
The impact of sustainable development on strengthening the company’s competitiveness and sustainable reporting for the needs of banks

Francesco Ferrero, Head of EIB Group Office in Ljubljana
Assessing progress in adopting sustainable strategies and circular business models

Round table debate:


mag. Stanislava zadravec Caprirolo, Združenje bank Slovenije

dr. Dragica Marinčič, SRIP Krožno gospodarstvo

mag. Janja Kreitmayer McKinzie, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

Francesco Ferrero, Head of EIB Group Office in Ljubljana

Moderated by: mag. Jurij Giacomelli, Circular Business Academy


Dogodek je sofinanciran s strani Republike Slovenije in Evropske unije iz Evropskega sklada za regionalni razvoj.
The event is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the EU under European Regional Development Fund.