The Greening Education Network Team announces that a two-day International Conference on Greening Financial Institutions will be held from 8th to 9th of September 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
This event - organised together with the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP) and endorsed by United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) - will be attended by chief and other senior executives of financial institutions, academia, regulators, economists, sustainable development practitioners, environmental management professionals, representatives of governmental organisations and international development agencies and all those engaged (or interested) in sustainable development, green financing and green economies.
The delegates will discuss key emerging issues including: climate change and emergence of the green economy; how the transformation from high to low carbon and sustainable economy is affecting financial sector; and the critical role of financial service providers in sustainable economic development and how these institutions can benefit from the 3P approach – People, Planet, and Profit.
The conference provides good opportunity to share information on climate change and climate change mitigation and discuss the impact of global environmental degradation and climate change on the businesses and the financial industry. It also aims to present business case for “going green” and review the latest trends driving the financial industry. Moreover, the conference will offer a forum to deliberate on integrating sustainability in financial industry and debate on successful greening strategies.
An optional excursion on Saturday (10th of September 2011) is planned, which will also provide an additional and informal networking opportunity.
You are cordially invited to attend this international event and/or nominate the member(s) of your institution. If interested please contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
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