The sustainable investment market, largely dominated by negative screening and ESG integration strategies for public equities, is slowly transitioning to impact investment with a dual bottom line of positive societal and financial returns. This is driven by private capital and “early entrant” family offices with a long term investment horizon, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference will highlight the latest R&D techniques and metrics being used to widen the investment flows into the impact market. The conference will also address pooling impact investment strategies and techniques to optimize financial, as well as social and environmental returns, while reducing risk exposure.
Simon Henry, ICROA Programme Director, will be discussing the drivers behind corporate carbon offsetting strategies. Please click on the link to download the brochure.
Details: 18 May 2017 | Mövenpick Hotel | Geneva
Where Finance, Markets and Technology meet to accelerate Climate Action
Jointly organised by the World Bank Group, IETA and Fira Barcelona, this exciting NEW platform 'Innovate4Climate (I4C)' will bring together business and finance leaders, multilaterals, and governments from around the world.
ICROA will be hosting an invitation-only workshop at I4C on ‘Scaling voluntary action within the framework of the Paris Agreement’. This will be the first instalment of bi-annual series of workshops designed to help secure a role for voluntary action in a post Paris world. Download the workshop flyer here, and register for the event here.
Details: 22 May 2017 | Fira Montjuic Exhibition Centre | Barcelona
The 16th Annual Responsible Business Summit 2017 - London 7-8, June 2017
IETA/ICROA will be speaking in the workshop “Clean Energy Future: Carbon emissions – transitioning to net zero” at Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Summit Europe (London, 7-8 June 2017).
It is Europe’s leading business conference focusing on the latest in sustainability, communications and governance. The 2017 event is bringing 500+ innovative and inspiring companies in responsible business to London, with a focus on ‘Social Purpose and quantified Impact’.
As a supporting partner, all IETA/ICROA members are eligible for a £200 discount on the price of a pass to the summit. Please contact ICROA Programme Director Simon Henry for details of how to claim this discount.