Register for participation! Ethical & sustainable finance for the future of the Europe

Ethical and sustainable finance for the future of the Europe
8th November, h 18.30, Brussels, European Parliament, Room ASP3H1

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Sustainable and ethically-oriented finance, as well as microfinance, are engines of growth and development within European countries as demonstrated, over these years of crisis, by supporting employment, welfare and social enterprises.

On December 11th, 2016 the Italian Parliament has recognized, for the first time in the European history, the sustainable and ethically oriented finance, acknowledging the positive economic and social impact of the ethically oriented finance institutions (Law 232 – 11th of December 2016 T.U.B- art.111 bis).

Beyond the Italian case, similar initiatives could be undertaken at European level for promoting sustainable development, inclusion in all EU. As at 31.12.2016, the value of loans granted by values-based providers is about than 110 billion of EU; much more could be achieved with the appropriate support (see figures in the appendix).

Ethical and sustainable finance may act as a tool for the EU in building a more inclusive Europe, close to younger Europe, delivering innovative environmental and social solutions, and highlighting the European leadership as the White Paper on the Future of Europe suggest.

For a deeper understanding on that, we are pleased to invite you at the European Parliament on November 8th at 6.30 p.m. It will be the occasion for learning more about the Italian Law on Ethical and Sustainable finance, giving us the chance for discussing the finance for a better future.

On. Patrizia Toia– Member of the European Parliament;
Ambassador Giovanni Pugliese– Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union

On. Silvia Costa – Member of the European Parliament
Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
Baudouin Baudru, Cabinet expert, DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion
Mario Nava, Director-Directorate D-Regulation and Prudential Supervision of Financial
Institutions. DG FISMA
Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Directorate C- Sustainable Growth and Development DGDEVCO
Ugo Biggeri, President of Banca Etica and Etica sgr
Dominique de Crayencour, Vice President European Microfinance Network
Katarzyna Pawlak, Deputy Director Microfinance Center
Benoit Lallemand, Secretary General of Finance Watch
Susanna Marietti, National Coordinator Associazione Antigone-President of Atletico Diritti
Peru Sasia, President of Febea (Ethical and Alternative Banks Federation)

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