16.09. 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021


We welcome you personally at the hotel “Schöne Aussicht”, lm Sperber 24, 60388 Frankfurt am Main and via live stream all over the world.


Register now here: https://eveeno.com/167465005 –

What is at issue?

Beyond emissions trading: impact of own climate position on corporate financing, customer loyalty, investments and operating costs

Every industrial company is already feeling it; a robust climate neutrality and sustainability strategy is becoming an existential competitive factor.

  • TheCO2 emissions trading system is picking up speed: TheCO2 prices of the European Emissions Trading Scheme are rising from one all-time high to the next, so that experts consider prices of over 100€/tCO2 to be realistic in the near future. National emissions trading has also been taking effect since 2021.
  • Customers’ requirements are becoming more specific: It is not only as a supplier to the automotive industry that anyone who does not have a plan for climate-neutral production will be left out in the cold.
  • Financing becomes climate relevant: Corporate financing at competitive conditions, whether by taking out loans, issuing bonds or raising equity, is now only possible with sufficient consideration of climate risks and opportunities. And this includes not only our own and importedCO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2), also the international upstream chain and the life cycle of the products (Scope 3) must be considered according to requirements of customers and investors.

The executives and the experts in purchasing and energy and environmental management have many threads in their hands for goal-oriented climate management and are a non-negligible part of the solution in this important phase of reorientation.

At 16. and 17. September, experienced experts from industry, politics and finance together with GALLEHR+PARTNER® will shed light on the opportunities and risks of the upcoming challenges on the way to a climate-neutral industrial country Germany.

The two-day GALLEHR+PARTNER® Symposium 2021 will focus in particular on the following topics:

  • PracticalCO2 and climate management
  • Company valuation and financing under consideration of the climate position
  • Beyond Emissions Trading: Demands and Support from Legislators and Authorities for Climate Neutrality
  • Self-generation, integration of PPAs, guarantees of origin and reduction certificates as part of the solution

Target group

Specialists and managers of German and international companies (large and medium-sized).


Prices are exclusive of accommodation, breakfast and VAT. For persons appearing in person, a limited number of rooms are available for a room rate of EUR 76.50 plus VAT. Breakfast reserved for EUR 12,50. If you are interested in a room, please note it in the field “Messages to the organizer”. We will then see that we can bindingly reserve a room for you from this contingent.

Evening event

Sept. 16, 2021, 6:30 p.m:

On the evening of the first day GALLEHR+PARTNER® cordially invites all participants to a joint dinner. The main course is followed by a dinner speech, followed by dessert.

Dinner Speech

Kristina Jeromin: Competitive industry in a climate-neutral Europe

Kristina Jeromin bei GALLEHR+PARTNER(R) Kristina Jeromin is currently running for the Bundestag for BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN.

From 2016 to the end of 2020, she was responsible for Deutsche Börse Group’s sustainability management as Head of Group Sustainability. As of September 2017, she represented the company on the econsense board. In addition, Ms. Jeromin has been Co-Managing Director of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany since April 2018 and Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Council of the German government from August 2019 until the end of March 2021.

Program of the professional event on 16-17.09.2021

Hotel Schöne Aussicht, lm Sperber 24, 60388 Frankfurt am Main Registration: 13.30h, conference start 14:00h

Welcome and moderation:

Dipl.-Ing Sebastian Gallehr, Managing Director Gallehr Sustainable Risk Management GmbH

First event day 16.09.2021

13:30 Admission
14:00-14:15 Welcome and Setting the Scene

Dipl.-Ing Sebastian Gallehr, GALLEHR+PARTNER®

14:15- 15:00 Case Study: Building Materials Industry Towards Climate Neutrality

Erich Oberfichtner, Etex Building Performance GmbH

  • Production of a competitive and climate-neutral gypsum board
  • From the idea to implementation
  • National and European Emissions Trading Scheme. Driver or brakeman?
15:00 – 15:15 Discussion and questions about current practice
15:15 – 15:45 Consequences of climate and sustainability positioning for corporate valuation, financing and reporting

Sebastian A. Fairhurst and Philipp Thrun, Santander Consumer Bank AG

  • Climate risks as a driver for transformation in the banking sector
  • Investor requirements for climate, opportunity and risk management
15:45 – 16:00 Commentary by Wolfgang Bläsi, Chief Financial Officer, Ekosem Agrar AG (online)
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00 Politics demands, but also promotes: possibilities of financing measures for climate neutrality

Christoph Barth, Network Partner GALLEHR+PARTNER®, Energy Costs 360 GmbH

  • Overview of existing support programs towards climate neutrality for industry
  • Practical examples from real projects
  • Subsidy management integrated into everyday business
17:00 – 17:15 Summary Day 1 Discussion and open questions
17:15 – 18.30 pause
18:30 Joint dinner with dinner speech

Competitive industry in a climate-neutral Europe

Kristina Jeromin, Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany

Second event day 17.09.2021

09:00 Admission
09:30 – 10:15


Quo Vadis Climate Protection: Ways and Opportunities of Industrial Transformation
Philipp Daniel Hauser, Project Manager Industry, Agora Energiewende (online)

  • Industrial transformation as a means to the end of Germany’s climate neutrality
  • Carbon Contracts for Difference in the Context of the EU ETS Reform
  • Discussions on the CBAM border adjustment mechanism in the context of competitive advantages in future markets.
10:15 – 10:30 Commentary by Dr. Andreas Gabler, Attorney at Law, Hoffmann Liebs Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
10:30 – 11:15 PracticalCO2 and climate management


  • Practical experience
  • Context and drivers ofCO2 and climate management
  • Use and upgrade existing systems in the companies
11:15 – 11:30 Comment: by Jochen-Udo-Luitpold Buser,
GUT Certification Company for Management Systems mbH (online)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:30


Risk-adjusted procurement strategies forCO2 emission certificates andCO2-neutral guarantees of origin

Dario Pabst, ACT Financial Solutions

  • Presentation of the different procurement strategies in theCO2 markets.
  • Management of a sample portfolio
  • Swap options betweenCO2 and biogas markets
12:30 – 13.00 Live technical analysis ofCO2 markets

Stefan Küster, EnerChase GmbH & Co. KG

  • A look at the long-, medium- and short-term trends in the market for emission allowances (EUA)
  • How charting can be used to make trading and sourcing decisions
  • Sample portfolio 100 for EUAs
13:00 – 13:45 Managing Change: from the fossil to the climate-neutral industrial society

Werner Hecker, Symbion AG

  • The three key drivers of the present: climate neutrality, digitization, low interest rates
  • The challenge for companies from the perspective of an experienced manager
  • The proven change tools; how far are they sufficient, where do we need to rethink?
13:45 – 14:00 Comment and summary of the event

Sebastian Gallehr, GALLEHR+PARTNER®

14:00 Conclusion of the event with lunch together