Maintaining a permanent and constructive dialogue on long-term financing with European financial institutions whilst representing, promoting and defending the shared interests of our Members. This includes informing the EU institutions on the role and potential of the Members as agencies for long-term financing and promoting convergence and common positions in response to consultations launched by the European Commission.
Developing the concept of long-term investment within the economic and financial sector whilst strengthening cooperation at an operational level, acting as long-term financiers and facilitating access between European and national financing schemes.
Strengthening the access of the Members to information on matters related to the EU and exchanging information and experiences amongst Members. This includes sharing the Association's interest and advice to the EU with regards to the promotion of long-term investment and informing its Members on the discussions, initiatives and measures conducted by the EU institutions.
Promoting academic research on long-term investments and exerting influence on EU Institutions by acting as a common interlocutor and Member spokesperson without prejudice to the separate freedom of expression of each Member. These include initiating and publishing research programmes and case studies and holding conferences on behalf of our Members.
Given the rapid changes our societies are undergoing and the 'short-termist' tendency of many economic and political actors, the need for long-term vision is more important than ever. The implementation of far-reaching global objectives such as building sustainable infrastructure for sustainable investment, fighting climate change or innovating in our resources consumption and in production technologies is not only an absolute necessity: it is also a path, in itself, to recovery from the current crisis on a new basis to avoid its return and ensure the well-being of future generations.
Amsterdam - The official launch of Invest-NL took place on 16 January 2020 in Amsterdam in the presence of Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes. As a private company led by Wouter Bos, Invest-NL will provide financing to companies that will make the Netherlands more sustainable and more innovative. With a share capital of 1.7 billion euros, Invest-NL’s focus at launch is on the energy transition and on innovative, fast-growing companies (scale-ups).Read more ...
In 2018 ELTI members committed a financing volume of more than €140 bn of which more than €50 bn were invested in more than 300.000 sustainable projects all over Europe. The share of sustainable investments of our members is more than 30% of all commitments. This result is a strong incentive to remain frontrunner in sustainable finance in the years to come. Following the commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, decided under COP21 in Paris, carbon-neutral projects need to be implemented and financed today. The role of Long-Term Investors has become more important today than ever since infrastructure investment projects have an average lifetime of around 30 years whilst projects which require long planning phases – and financed today, might run longer than 2050.Read more ...
ELTI Secretary-General, Helmut von Glasenapp participated in the European Parliament Seminar on “InvestEU & the Economy of Well-being: making the most of local know-how”, on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Hosted by Mr. Alfred Sant, Member of the European Parliament and the Steering Board for Social Infrastructure investment and co-organised together with European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the Lifelong Learning Platform, this joint event brought together the main representatives of the social services, health, education, social and affordable housing and ageing sectors at European level in order to discuss concrete plans for ensuring there is sufficient support for the development and financing of quality local social projects via the InvestEU programme.Read more ...
As part of the B-DAY conference on boosting connectivity and investments, held on Tuesday 3 December 2019, ELTI was invited to speak on the panel 'Tomorrow's Connected Europe'. Secretary-General Helmut von Glasenapp presented the cooperation of NPBIs, the European Commission and the EIB in the Connecting Europe Broadband Fund. He highlighted the challenges and the need of funds for digital infrastructure in rural areas and regions, noting how digital skills and investment have to be fostered.Read more ...
Brussels, 9 December 2019
ELTI Position Paper: Promotional Banks’ role in implementing the Paris Agreement PDF
Brussels, 30 October 2019
ELTI Position Paper: EU Taxonomy PDF
Brussels, 16 September 2019
AECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Comments on the State of Play regarding InvestEU PDF
Brussels, 13 February 2019
AECM, EAPB, ELTI, NEFI & SME United position paper: Comments on SME-related aspects of the proposed InvestEU Programme PDF
Brussels, 24 September 2018
ELTI Position Paper: InvestEU: how to concretely deliver? PDF
Brussels, 11 June 2018
AECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Financing Energy Efficiency measures in buildings - 'Reflections on the creation of a coherent approach in a multi-level governance system PDF
Brussels, 26 March 2018
ELTI Position Paper: Financial instruments in the next MFF - The way forward regarding the single fund, direct access for NPBIs and the single rule book PDF
Brussels, January 2018
High-Level Task-Force on Social Infrastructure's Final Report - 'Boosting Investments in Social Infrastructure in Europe PDFRead more ...
An Assonime-CEPR Research Project - Restarting European Long Term Investment Finance (RELTIF), sponsored by Emittenti Titoli PDFRead more ...
Basel, August 2014
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Monetary & Economic Department - Working Paper No 454: Understanding the challenges for infrastructure finance by Torsten Ehlers PDFRead more ...
CEPII Policy Brief No 4 July 2014 - A New Architecture for Public Investment in Europe: The Eurosystem of Investment Banks and the Fede Fund by Natacha Valla, Thomas Brand & Sebastian Doisy PDF
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