MICROFINANCING FOR "THE WORLD WE WANT"

 

“End poverty in all its forms everywhere” is the Goal 1 of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. Microfinance, which is widely recognized as one of the powerful tools to combat poverty, has all the potential to play a critical role in achieving the ambitious targets set by the world community to transform the world by 2030.

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

In the upcoming Global Sustainable Finance Conference, delegates from around the world will get together to discuss how financial sector can support the implementation of SDGs. This multi-stakeholder gathering of those who are committed to achieve the vision of “The World We Want” will provide a distinctive opportunity to:

discuss the implications of SDGs for the financial sector including for the microfinance industry;

debate on the emergence of green microfinance and how it is becoming one of the effective tools in implementing the Paris climate agreement;

deliberate on latest innovations, including financial technology solutions, in reshaping the microfinance programs across the globe;

demonstrate success models, share new ideas and get input from global community of committed practitioners and experts; and

network with senior members of financial community, sustainable development experts, peers and other stakeholders from around the world.

This global conference will bring together committed stakeholders for sharing latest knowledge and new ideas and for developing practical, take-home strategies for building strong microfinance institutions that can help in transforming the world by 2030.

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

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).