On the 1st of June 2012, the 23rd INAISE Conference will address the following topic:
How can Social Finance help address the effects of the climate change?
Friday 1st June – from 9:00 to 18:30
L’Usine- 379, avenue du Président Wilson – 93210 La Plaine Saint-Denis
Founded in Barcelona in 1989 by seven organizations active in the field of social finance, the INAISE Network (International Association of Investors in the Social Economy) now numbers over 54 members worldwide. As a global exchange platform for social finance, INAISE co-organises an annual international conference that brings together social investors seeking to address the major common issues of their field, as well as assisting them in identifying those opportunities for cooperation that can become vectors of social and environmental change. Each conference encourages the sharing of experiences, collective reflection and innovative relationships between actors. This year, is it to be hosted and organized by SIDI, about the role of social finance in the fight against climate change.
More than ever, the effects of climate change have become one of the major issues of our times and should as such be a great concern of the social finance sector. Indeed, this sector’s actors differ from mainstream financiers in that they desire to achieve prototypical "sustainable" development (which is to say, economic, social and environmental all at once). Consequently, they are eminently concerned with the long-term: they must adapt to the current climate change, but also prepare for the likely future turmoil, by taking concerted and far-reaching actions.
Within the framework of the Copenhagen Agreements, states have pledged to provide an additional $100 billion per year to fund the fight against climate change from now until 2020. However, operational and political problems are seriously hampering the process. It is therefore particularly important that the actors of social finance play a significant and complementary role, through improving their environmental impact. For this, they must develop appropriate tools and strategic partnerships to effectively meet the needs of not just man, but also nature.
Thus, the authorities of INAISE want this conference to be a trendsetter, to pave the way for firm commitments and lead to achieving tangible and applicable results.
The 2012 Conference, which will be presided upon by Dominique Lesaffre, SIDI, and President of INAISE, will be articulated as follows:
- One opening plenary session, which will include meaningful contributions from experts.
- 4 workshops
- A plenary at the end of the day which will deal with the restitution and synthesis of the workshops as well as the defining of a working agenda.
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Organiser : SIDI – Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l’Investissement
SIDI, Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l’Investissement, is a social enterprise created in 1983 by CCFD-Terre Solidaire (Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development), an NGO. SIDI contributes to the promotion of a social and solidary economy through coordinating economic activities that, whether collective or individual, are launched locally in the countries of the South and East.
The INAISE 2012 conference is open to all