Another good FfD3 Side Event - Reform of Financial Systems to Incentivize Investment in Sustainable Development

Financing for Development (FfD) Side Event
Reform of Financial Systems to Incentivize Investment in Sustainable Development
Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 13:15 - 14:45
Hotel Jupiter, Conference Hall
Tito Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

An uncertain future leads to growing category of risks to global prosperity and the sustainability of economic development.

These risks originate from unsustainable economic activities that are motivated by the assumption of unlimited natural resources. This paradigm, in turn, creates a flawed pricing system along with other externalities, including inaccurate costing of ecosystems services and growing social inequity.
This event explores the opportunities and solutions available to reform our financial systems and capital markets in order to incentivize investments in sustainable development, promote greater transparency and accountability in fiscal decision-making and shift our socio-economic structures to a more sustainable foundation. We will discuss key financial ‘tests’ reflect on the current state of the FfD Outcome Document.

We will also discuss the various initiatives of the event partners, which will aid in the reform of financial systems to incentivize investment in sustainable development.

  • Chair – Farooq Ullah - Director, Stakeholder Forum
  • Panelists:
  • Abigail Herron - Head of Responsible Investment Engagement, Aviva Investors
  • Will Martindale – Head of Policy, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative
  • Teresa Fogelberg - Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 
  • Anthony Miller - Focal Point, Corporate Social Responsibility, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
  • Mike Wisheart - Senior Advisor, Corporate Engagement, Advocacy & Justice for Children, World Vision International

The panel discussion will be followed by an open discussion with the audience.

Further details can be found at the FfD site:
http://bit.ly/1LWis5j

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