Minister Koenders receives first copy ‘Banking for a better world’


On September 15, 2016 the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Bert Koenders received the first copy of the book ‘Banking for a Better World’ from the hands of Mr. Nanno Kleiterp. The book is published on the occasion of the departure of Mr Nanno Kleiterp as CEO of FMO, the Dutch Development Bank.

“Banking” and “a better world” are not often associated with one another, and yet this new book argues that the latter will require the former. In examining the daunting challenges, the world currently faces in reducing poverty and inequality, addressing climate change, and safeguarding biodiversity, this book highlights the changing responsibilities of businesses, governments, financial institutions, and civil society.

It is a must read for everybody who wants to understand what it takes from the financial world, investors, the private sector, governments and civil society to reach the global goals in 2030.

Nanno Kleiterp: ‘With this book I want to provide in depth views and share my experience regarding the important role of the financial sector in international development and in achieving the global goals. It also details the crucial role that development banks can play as catalysts for sustainable development.”

Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and top leader in sustainable development in Africa about “Banking for a Better World”: Nanno Kleiterp takes us on a 40-year journey in the world of development finance. This is a different kind of banking where the well-being of people and the planet is the mission. The challenge is how to bridge entrepreneurs, the finance sector and governments in search for new models for sustainable development.

bankierenA Dutch version will be available in November, 2016. Order here a copy via Bol.Com

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