Thursday, July 13, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017
The financial services industry is undergoing seismic change. The regulatory regime is becoming increasingly complex and the compliance more costly. The environmental, social and macroeconomic risks are greater than ever. In the wake of the last financial crisis, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris agreement, shifting from shareholder value to stakeholder value is becoming financial industry’s new imperative. The competition among incumbent financial institutions is intensifying, but the greatest challenge lies ahead as the financial sector makes a radical transition to the digital age. The non-bank digital entrants – the financial technology companies (fintechs) – are disrupting the entire industry. The business model of banking and finance stands challenged.
These are indeed times of momentous change, profound challenges and unprecedented opportunities. There is a need for the senior management and stakeholders of financial institutions to get together for addressing the ongoing transformation and setting the future direction of banking and finance.
The Global Sustainable Finance Conference (GSFC), which is being held annually since 2011, is the premier and distinctive international platform for proposing practical measures for the sustainability transformation of financial institutions. During the upcoming conference, the senior leadership of financial institutions and other stakeholders will meet to examine emerging trends, find answers to pressing challenges and discuss the shaping of 21st century banking and finance.
The conference aims to address the following issues:
- The emergence of Fintechs and the reshaping of financial services industry;
- Financing innovations for sustainability;
- Latest developments in financial inclusion;
- Trends and challenges in SME Finance;
- Large project financing for achieving Sustainable Development Goals;
- Green and responsible investment opportunities.