Climate change is the defining issue of our age. The landmark Paris Agreement was reached just four months ago and committed all countries to holding the global temperature rise to “well below 2 degrees Celsius”. This feat requires economy-wide global and national transformations to work towards a more sustainable future for all. The Climate Action 2016 Summit is putting this into action by gathering together 700 representatives from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy, academia and civil society.
Achieving gender parity is a key element of the Sustainable Development Goals which were launched in 2015. The Goals recognise the need to take many more steps to ensure that women across the globe can fulfil their potential. Investing in women is one key way to ensure that their ambitions become a reality.
During this year’s European Economic Congress held in Katowice, Poland, delegates of the European Investment Bank will participate in various panel sessions. The EIB will also organise a panel discussion dedicated to the Investment Plan for Europe.
On 31 May 2016, the European Banking Authority (EBA), jointly with the European Investment Bank Group (European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund), will host a seminar at the EBA premises to discuss opportunities and challenges on the role and potential use of credit guarantees and synthetic securitisation in the banking sector.
This fi-compass event is organised in partnership with the European Commission and is designed to help Member States to further their understanding of how financial instruments can help in their efforts to deliver the objectives of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The seminar will be opened by Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director General at the European Commission’s DG Agriculture and Rural Development.
This fi-compass event is organised in partnership with the European Commission and is designed to help Member States to further their understanding of how financial instruments can help in their efforts to deliver the objectives of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The seminar will be opened by Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development and Pim van Ballekom, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank. Further high-level participation is expected from Italy’s Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, including Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
The EIB Group (EIB, EIF and EIB Institute) are sponsoring the 13th edition of the European Microfinance Network’s Annual Conference “Shaping European Microfinance: Who, What and for Whom?”, which takes place on 16 -17 June in Warsaw, Poland.