The third edition of the Impact Summit Europe will take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague on March 21-22, 2017. The Impact Summit gathers key players of the traditional institutional investment and impact investing industry, giving them a platform to exchange best practices, share experience and discuss the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals which were set out by the United Nations in September 2015. Registration for investors is now open.
Not why, but how?
Impact investing is the fastest growing sustainable and responsible investment strategy in Europe. An increasing number of institutions share the conviction that investment capital can effectively address social and environmental challenges. Often it even makes good economic sense for those taking a long-term view on their investments. Therefore, the focus is no longer why Impact and Sustainable development investing, but how?
This year’s summit will attract eminent leaders of the traditional investment and impact and sustainable development investment industry and will be supported by PGGM and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) as strategic partners.
Creating opportunities in impact investing
The Impact Summit Europe’s mission is to support the mainstreaming of impact and sustainable development investing. The main purpose of the summit is to educate institutional investors on opportunities in the impact and sustainable development investing space and inspire them to partake in the global agenda for sustainable development.
At the 2016 Impact Summit Europe, the Dutch Central Bank called upon investors, banks and other private sector actors to come up with a Dutch Sustainable Investing Agenda (SDGI Agenda) with the aim to accelerate sustainable investing in The Netherlands, and serve as a reference document for long-term collaboration and action across initiatives and sectors. Spearheaded by 22 signatories (i.e. PGGM, Triodos, ABN Amro, en FMO), the results of this initial assessment were presented to Minister Ploumen at the GIIN Investors Forum on December 7 in Amsterdam.
The summit not only offers a platform for the participants to exchange best practices and challenge each other but also creates networking opportunities in the space, thereby making the experience enriching, fruitful and educational. The conference also includes InvestorConnect meetings which provide a capital introduction and match-making platform across all asset classes to the participating impact fund managers.
Registrations are now open to investors. More information and registration links can be found on www.impactsummiteurope.com