Climate change, depletion of natural resources, refugee crisis, growing fiscal, economic and financial vulnerabilities are seriously affecting the world economy. At the same time, the list of troubled financial institutions is growing and the sizeable presence of toxic assets continue to plague the balance sheets of numerous banks worldwide. The competition in financial services is intensifying and legislators, regulators, policy makers, customers and tax payers are demanding more reliable and responsible financial services industry.

In these challenging times, there is need for multi-stakeholder international platform to discuss on how financial sector needs to respond to the unprecedented changes that are reshaping the economic and financial landscape globally.

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

It is against this backdrop that the Global Sustainable Finance Conference brings together wide range of stakeholders and provides a global forum to promote financing and investment for a sustainable economy. The conference will cover wide range of emerging topics in the wake of serious financial, social and environmental challenges and will discuss opportunities and solutions for making financial sector a robust partner in implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals ratified by the UN member states on September 25, 2015.
In addition, the delegates will also have an opportunity to visit 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

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS GLOBAL CONFERENCE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO:

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Revolutionary change is upon banking and finance

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Message from the Lord Mayor
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Message from the the Deputy Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany »»»

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).