World Fed of DFIs holds Global Sustainable Finance Conference

Members of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI)–ADFIAP in Asia, ALIDE in Latin America, AADFI in Africa and ADFIMI in the Middle East–spearheaded by ADFIAP (the present WFDFI Secretariat) and Etech Germany and in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Switch Asia Network Facility, will be holding the “Global Sustainable Finance Conference” on September 8-9, 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will be attended by Presidents, CEOs and senior members of financial institutions, sustainable development experts, academia, representatives of government organisations and international development institutions and other stakeholders engaged or interested in sustainable finance and greening financial institutions.

This conference will address some of the most debated issues today like environmental challenges, transforming economies, and particularly the decisive role of financial industry in these changing times where triple bottom line – social, economic and environmental sustainability is becoming imperative.

The conference also provides a major opportunity to discuss financial innovation and the business case for financial institutions to green their operations and their products and services. It is a distinctive forum to deliberate on developing specialized financial solutions to capitalise on opportunities emerging in numerous sectors, such as in the fields of sustainable infrastructure, energy efficient real estate, clean energy production, green mobility, and in businesses and projects that protect investors, green and enhance financial institutions´ profits and boost their image in the market.

Further to knowledge sharing, the upcoming conference will also help establish partnerships and alliances and in developing synergies among the delegates. It provides an excellent opportunity to network with the members of financial community, international agencies, governmental and non-governmental institutions, academia, sustainable development and environmental management practitioners and other relevant stakeholders in Europe and globally.