Message from the Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe

 

Karlsruhe, the city of inventions and innovations, is located in the heart of Europe. It is one of the most technologically advanced and economically sound cities in Germany and is ranked as one of the top sustainable cities in the country excelling in environment, economy, social development, human capital, energy, transportation, transparency and citizen involvement.

Our City Administration continuously strives to provide the best quality of life for our citizens while reducing the environmental footprint. We have launched several initiatives such as SmarterCity or the EnergieForum of Karlsruhe that are contributing in making the city a model for sustainable development and are furthering our goal of becoming a carbon neutral and sustainable city.

But in an integrated Europe and in a globalized world, the responsibility of each one of us does not end at our borders. We need to work together to make our world more just, more peaceful and more sustainable. This requires a high level of commitment and allocation of resources - including finance and investments.

It is in this backdrop that Karlsruhe, which is the host city of several major international events, is pleased to be the city that provides a platform for dialogue, intellectual exchange, networking and exploring business opportunities in the field of sustainable finance and investments. It is also our honour and privilege that the financial institutions with proven commitment to sustainability issues will be awarded the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards.

We look forward to welcoming you and other delegates from all over the world to actively participate in the Global Sustainable Finance Conference. It will also be our pleasure to welcome the winners of the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards. The Karlsruhe Economic Development Department will be pleased to assist you in whatever ways it can to make your visit to Karlsruhe a success.

On behalf of the City of Karlsruhe and on my personal behalf, I wish you very productive deliberations and fruitful networking during the Global Sustainable Finance Conference. We also wish you a pleasant stay in our beautiful city that encompasses over 900 hectares of public parks and green space and provides numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Let us work together to create a more sustainable world.

Dr. Frank Mentrup
Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe.

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

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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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).