Digital disruption is sweeping the financial sector. The financial technology startups and the global technology giants are now reshaping the entire industry of banking and finance. These non-bank digital entrants are penetrating in all segments of financial services including in payments and transfers, SME lending and large-scale project financing.

But digital disruption is not the only factor that is shaking up the financial industry. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the U.N. Assembly present a new benchmark for the industry’s success, and the Paris agreement is placing climate action at the heart of the financial institutions. At the same time, mounting regulatory pressures, demographic shifts and changing customer preferences across the world are also driving the modernization and transformation of financial services sector.

THE CONFERENCE 2017 │ 13TH TO 14TH OF JULY │ GERMANY

LEADING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

In this age of disruption and rapidly changing world, it is critical to re-think development finance and make it one of the most powerful tools for creating a sustainable economy. Therefore, the Global Sustainable Finance Conference 2017 will provide a rare opportunity to the CEOs and senior leadership of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to come together to address the following key questions:

  • How non-bank digital entrants and the fast-changing global political, economic and technological landscape are disrupting development finance?

  • How should CEOs and the Senior Executives of DFIs respond to these disruptions and lead their organizations through times of change?

  • What actions are needed to make DFIs as one of the key partners of governments, businesses and society in achieving the climate targets and the SDGs?

  • How DFIs can become a role model for holistic integration of sustainability principles and practices in the financial industry?

The conference delegates will share inspirations and experiences and network with a global community of peers and experts who are shaping the financial services of tomorrow. This multi-stakeholder conference will also be an occasion to build transnational alliances for positioning DFIs as strategic organizations for creating an inclusive, green and resilient economy.

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

A MUST-ATTEND CONFERENCE FOR CEOs, BOARD MEMBERS AND SENIOR EXECUTIVES OF DFIs

Discuss

The Paradigm Shift
Embarking on a Sustainable Journey » From short term profit orientation to long term success.

Future Proofing
Securing future market position by: creating the culture of innovation; responding to the challenge of change in the financial industry; and redefining success in the age of disruption

Explore

The conference offers a distinctive opportunity to explore:
The 21st century strategies and practices in banking and finance
Critical role of financial sector players in transforming the world
Leadership responsibilities and opportunities for financial institutions in times of depleting natural resources, rapid technological advancement and fast changing global political economy

Share and Network

Demonstrate your institution’s sustainability initiatives
Connect with people committed to make a positive change in the financial industry
Get valuable feedback on your action steps
Build global partnerships for your sustainability journey

The focus sessions will include inspiring, informative & engaging discussions on:

Financing innovations for sustainability
Latest developments in financial inclusion and SME Finance

Large-scale project financing for achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Green and responsible investments

GSFC | A GLOBAL GATHERING OF:

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) Governments
Commercial Banks & Non-Bank Financial Institutions Microfinance Practitioners
Central Banks & Financial Regulators Other Stakeholders

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Revolutionary change is upon banking and finance

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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. It was initiated under the auspices of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions and was endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme - Financial Institutions (UNEP FI).