Sustainability is much more than a buzzword. The need to create an environmental consciousness is growing as the planet’s problems intensify, making sustainable investment the more important. Events are great spaces where to share these ideas and create awareness. So here we present the top 5 sustainable events, from CC Forum Monaco: Investment in Sustainable Development, to forums like Responsible Investment Forum: Europe.
The goal of any event is to have attendees connect, interact, and share their experiences with others. Sustainable investing, also known as socially responsible investing, which includes the process of incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) measures into investment decisions. It has drawn much attention among both individual investors and asset managers in the world’s largest institutions.
Investors who are facing urgent challenges, like the pandemic, climate change, health, safety, and community development, are seeking investment solutions that can provide real impact. Investors are proactively directing towards the capital to sustainable and impactful investments by using a strategic and affiliated approach that can probably generate real revenues. These individuals choose to invest in firms, organizations, and funds with the intention of generating substantial social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
As Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank said: “Private capital is often an important source of sustainable finance. Public finance alone may not be sufficient to meet the demands for sustainable finance as the global economy continues to grow and poses increasing burdens on our resources and ecosystems. Mobilizing private investment in areas such as sustainable infrastructure, sustainable technologies and business model innovations, among others, can deliver substantive environmental, social, and economic benefits”.
Top 5 sustainable investment events
CC Forum Monaco Investment in Sustainable Development
23-25 September 2020
CC Forum Monaco event will shift toward market outperformance in several sustainable investment projects that will contribute to increasing the demand for these projects as fiduciaries look to serve their clients by not only generating returns but also evaluating impact. Providing sustainable investment opportunities provide firms to not only capture financial returns for clients but also to recognize essential returns not replicated elsewhere. These fundamental returns induce deeper connections between the clients and their investing conducts, creating long-term customer appetite.
The conference under the High Patronage and in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Grimaldi of Monaco will be attended by government strategists, members of royal families, industry leaders, think tanks, eminent scientists, institutional and private investors, family oﬃces and VC ﬁrms. Bringing together the elite of the space CC Forum is privileged to have some of the world’s most authoritative speakers including global movers and shakers.
The programme of the event to be inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert is highly intense: a multi-track conference, keynotes, panels, ﬁreside chats, debates, workshops and round tables.
The mission of the event is to bring together intramural top-ranked global decision-makers and getting them into a regular discussion and work out rational strategies on some of the pragmatic issues mankind is facing today like climate change and the Covid-19 Crisis. What actions should be taken to collectively ﬁght with these issues and what are the best ways to deal with and how we can prevent future macroeconomic consequences of these epidemics.
A pivotal part of the event’s programme is a shark tank pitching session where carefully selected startups will be presenting their projects on main stage to global investors.
The event’s agenda will address a wide range of issues including Climate Change, Government Strategies, Impact Investment, Renewable Energy, Healthcare and Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Philanthropy etc.
To register click on the link: https://monaco.cc-forum.com/register/
Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020
Tuesday September 8, 9:00 am – Tuesday September 22, 3:00 pm
The event will be going to take place virtually with a European focused month dedicated to responsible investment. The virtual meeting will take place across four dates. Sessions can be viewed live or on-demand.
The goal of the event is to render space for asset owners, asset managers, service providers and policymakers to discuss how investors are aligning with global climate and sustainability targets.
The purpose of attending this event is to participate and share views with a range of asset managers, asset owners and senior policymakers that how the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan is driving change. Asset owners and managers are collaborating collectively to compare sustainability strategies to acquire sustainable investment, climate disclosure and the UN SDGs and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic adapt and share best practice for European sustainable investment.
Main Speakers in this event includes:
· Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta
· Morgan Despres, Deputy Director-General of Financial Stability & Operations, Banque de France
· Dr Ben Caldecott, Chair, Sustainable Investment Forum
· Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Chief Investment Officer, NN Investment Partners
· Olivier Rousseau, Executive Director, Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR)
· Martin Spolc, Head of Sustainable Finance Unit, European Commission
· Eric Usher, Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
For registration click on the link.
Investing For Good: Mainstreaming ESG
3rd November 2020
Currently in digital design, Investing For Good: Mainstreaming ESG will unite asset owners and asset managers, policy makers and advisors, data providers and analysts, from Europe and beyond, to assess how the crisis has impacted the pace for ESG investing, and to develop key plans and priorities for 2021 and beyond. The main aim should be to take the next step and make the fundamental changes where sustainable investing becomes simply investing.
The purpose of attending this event would be to align business investment and sustainability, amid an uncertain economic environment where policymakers and the Government can do more. You’ll also learn about best practices business disclosures and review the steps companies are taking to improve standards in ESG reporting across sectors and geographies.
This event is organized by Financial Times and partnered by IIGC to bring together asset owners and asset managers, policymakers and advisors, data providers and analysts, to plot the next stage of the ESG journey for the world of investment.
A number of IIGCC members, and IIGCC CEO, Stephanie Pfeifer will be speaking at the event. The event is free for asset owners to attend.
To register for the event click on the link.
Responsible Investment Forum: Europe
11 – 12 November 2020
As ESG demand has risen by the institutional investors, GPs are increasingly seeing how its implementation can add tangible value to their investments. This event aims to bring together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes.
The event platform will provide a broad range of opportunities to network virtually. Connect with your peers through one-to-one meetings, group discussions, build relationships and compare best practices.
The event is organized by Private Equity International CO – hosted with Principles for Responsible Investments.
To be the part of this event, register here.
Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment, 3rd Annual Conference
September 8-11, 2020
The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment was founded in 2017 to promote multi-disciplinary academic research on sustainable finance and investment. The Alliance classifies a major annual academic conference on sustainable finance and investment. The Alliance is also evolving academic collaboration among researchers working on sustainable finance and fostering the growth and development of graduate students and junior academics working on these topics.
The event aims to set policymakers, the private sector, and civil society on a common avenue to advance global environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. In this framework, actors and institutions in our financial system have a crucial role to play in catalyzing and supporting relevant solutions, and in ensuring that they do not destabilize necessary social, environmental, and economic progress.
The event will be hosted virtually by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York.
The Conference will be accompanied by a Ph.D. workshop, held on Friday, September 11th, where pre-selected Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to present their papers. Faculty and senior researchers from Alliance Universities will provide feedback, as well as advice on research, publications, and careers.
To be a part of this event, register here.
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