Ethical Finance 2020

05 - 08 October 2020 | Online Conference

Partnering with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI)

Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders for a virtual summit to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance summit is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause – rather than a solution – to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 will explore how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

Following discussions with event partners, we will be holding Ethical Finance 2020 as a virtual summit, for safety reasons. We will continue to make every effort to ensure that Ethical Finance 2020 provides speakers and delegates with a platform to share ideas, network, and drive finance for positive change. In light of the change of format, we will now hold the summit over 4 days from 5th-8th October.

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Our Speakers

Experts from across the sector

Our Agenda

Key Topics, Expert Speakers

Summit Themes

Protecting our Future, Moving from talk to actions

  • Inclusive growth and driving financial inclusion
  • Rethinking capitalism
  • System change
  • Leadership
  • COVID-19 recovery

DAYS 1 & 2:

Green and Sustainable Finance Principles to Practice – Banking on Change

  • Banking Leaders 2021 Outlook
  • Climate Finance – the moral imperative for achieving net zero
  • Principles for Responsible Banking
  • Real Leadership during crisis/change
  • Redefining Purpose & Thinking Beyond GDP

DAYS 3 & 4

From Greenwash to Greentrust – Investing for Our Future

  • Investment Leaders 2021 Outlook
  • How investors cope with radical uncertainty and the implications for investing with impact
  • Greenwashing – time to name and shame?
  • Becoming an ESG-oriented asset owner
  • The Health of Nations

Join over 1,000 delegates from around the world to network, share, co-develop and shape a financial system that delivers social, economic or environmental impact.

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