Impact investing is the fastest growing investment strategy in Europe and a precursor to our belief that investment capital can and should address some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With global leaders agreeing on a universal 2030 sustainable development agenda, it is imperative that each individual, organization, and country contribute to societal change.
The Impact Summit Europe is an investor- and invitation-only conference that aims to catalyse private institutional capital to support the financing of the SDGs and the mainstreaming of impact and sustainable development investing.
The Impact Summit Europe does not only offer an inspiring platform for investors to share knowledge, exchange best practices and challenge each other but also creates networking opportunities in the impact investment space, thereby making the experience enriching, fruitful and educational. The summit also provides a capital introduction and match-making platform across all asset classes to impact fund managers.
The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are a key element of the Impact Summit program. These goals are a group of targets set by the UN aimed at governments, NGOs and private industry to use to frame their agendas and political policies. There are 17 headline areas and a group of 169 specific targets under the headings. As a result of the Impact Summit 2016, 22 investors launched the Sustainable Development Goals Investing (SDGI) Agenda with the aim to strengthen intermediation and cooperation between the financial sector, the Dutch government and regulators, and help accelerate and trigger impact investments at scale.
Portaal Duurzaam Financieel is mediapartner of the Summit.