Finance and Investments for a Clean Future │ Green Technology Enterprises

The role of green technologies in enabling the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy is well recognised by governments and civil society alike. As a result, the sector is experiencing colossal growth and the value of global green-tech market is expected to touch US$ 4 trillion by 2020. The financial services industry and investors are now closely looking at this emerging and promising sector and taking special initiatives to serve the rising green technology enterprises around the globe.

A selected number of green companies with very innovative solutions for creating a sustainable economy are invited to participate in the Global Sustainable Finance Conference to:

  • examine the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by the UN member states on September 25, 2015;

  • gain insight into  the world of sustainable finance and green capital raising;

  • showcase innovative technological solutions to global audience;

  • promote financing and investments in the emerging green sectors;

  • advocate for creating conducive regulatory and market environment that is conducive for the growth of green technology industry;

  • share knowledge, information and good practices in the field of green technology finance and investments; and

  • network with a range of stakeholders and build global partnerships

In addition, the delegates will also have an opportunity to visit sustainability initiatives of Karlsruhe.

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The Global Sustainable Finance Network (GSFN) is a membership-based global initiative that brings together financial institutions and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of sustainable finance.

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Rewarding institutions with proven success in the field of sustainable finance.

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The Paradigm Shift
A New Mindset│ » From short term profit orientation to long term success

From Corporate Philanthropy to Business Case
Future Proofing │» Securing future market position by cutting costs and environmental footprint, reducing risks, responding to the changing market demands and benefiting from the emergence of the low carbon and green economy


The conference offers a major opportunity to explore innovations in financing and investing in the fields of sustainable infrastructure, clean energy, green real-estate projects, eco-mobility, organic farming and in other fields that help advance our transition to a low carbon economy

Share and Network

Showcase projects that accelerate our transition to sustainable economy

Present strategies to embed sustainability in finance and investments

Get feedback from practitioners and experts on your green initiatives

Network with peers and other stakeholders and build global partnerships

This global forum was launched in 2011 by European Organisation for Sustainable Development and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific in cooperation with the City of Karlsruhe under the auspices of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions and was endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme - Financial Institutions (UNEP FI).