Ethical Finance 2019

Ethical Finance 2019 (EF2019) is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which oversees, organises and coordinates a series of activities to promote finance for positive change. GEFI annually hosts in Edinburgh the premier platform that convenes the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders of society to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system.

With the Bank of England recognising climate change as a core financial risk, the proliferation of the UN SDGs and the ongoing dichotomy for asset managers wrestling with the social impact versus economic return conundrum; the financial system is undergoing material transformational challenge.

Together with UNDP and Scottish Government, Ethical Finance 2019 will convene over 400 leading finance practitioners from across the globe to help define and shape the transition to a sustainable financial system where finance delivers positive change.

Summary Agenda

Day 1 : Purpose, culture and sustainability

The first day of the conference will focus on embedding sustainability into the business models of financial institutions. It will look at how companies are responding to socioeconomic, environmental, technological and regulatory drivers to shape their internal culture, accelerate green / SDG finance and leverage fintech innovations.

Castle Reception: Scottish Government will host the conference reception in Edinburgh Castle at 1900 – 2030 on Tuesday 8th October 2019. Following the reception, held within the magnificent Great Hall, guests will be invited for a private viewing of the Honours of Scotland (Scottish Crown Jewels).

Day 2 : A New Investment Paradigm

The second day will explore the new ethical investment paradigm. It will consider the challenges around changing ESG data needs, asset owner appetite, innovative blended financial instruments and how asset managers are constructing new strategies to meet evolving demand.

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