Thursday, May 12, 2016
What opportunities can climate finance offer impact investors after the Paris Cop 21 Agreement to direct all finance towards sustainable, low-emissions, climate-resilient development? How can private investors adhere to this commitment and achieve both environmental and financial return? How can the impact finance industry reach sufficient scale to attract institutional investors while not losing sight of its original mission? How do bright investors look beyond endlessly recited worn-out, hollow phrases of ESG reports to identify a company’s true attitude and behavior and distinguish between “players” and “pretenders”? How can innovative impact investment vehicles and models reconcile the need for long-term commitment with the investor demand for flexibility and liquidity?
These are only a few of the questions that will be discussed at the 2016 Impact Investing Conference organized by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) in collaboration with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), and the Luxembourg Fund Labelling Agency LuxFLAG.
The conference that will bring together industry professionals, practitioners and researchers from a broad variety of national and supra-national organisations, banks and asset management companies, investment funds and Microfinance Institutions, will be held on Thursday, 12 May in Luxembourg.
Speakers and panelists will come amongst others from the European Investment Bank, PGGM (The Netherlands), CGAP (USA), AXA Investment Managers (UK), Georgia Tech, Atlanta (USA), Philips (The Netherlands), Crystal – Microfinance organisation (Georgia), Taranto Logistica SpA (Italy), Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, Triodos Renewable Europe Fund (The Netherlands) and Durable Vision Invest (Sweden).
The conference addresses asset owners, asset managers and investors, as well as the impact investing community at large.