The World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) is supporting the “International Conference on Greening Financial Institutions” jointly organized by the Association for Development Financing Institutions in the Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) and Etech Germany as part of their International Sustainability Initiative which is within the framework of the “European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009”. This two-day event will be held on October 5-6, 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany, aimed at discussing the critical role of financial institutions in greening the economies and how these institutions can benefit from the “3P approach” – People, Planet, and Profit.
The conference will: (a) share latest information on climate change mitigation (b) discuss the impact of climate change on the businesses and the financial industry and the emergence of the green economies and (c) provide networking opportunities to the delegates that leads to “green” cooperation between institutions in Europe and beyond. The event will also help establish a “Greening Financial Institutions’ Network” – an online platform for sharing information and discussing the best initiatives and practices on greening financial institutions worldwide.
Karlsruhe is located on the Rhine River between the mountains of the Palatinate, the Vosges and the world-renowned Black Forest. Karlsruhe enjoys excellent air, rail and road links. Frankfurt International Airport, one the world’s largest, is just an hour away by direct train. It is a cultural center and home to several museums including the largest cultural history museum in the region. Karlsruhe is also known for technology, for German justice (home to Germany’s highest courts) and for being a “Green City”.
WFDFI members are encouraged to participate in this conference and take advantage of a preferential conference fee. Other details of the event can be found in this link: http://www.etechgermany.com/GreeningFinancialInstitutions.pdf.