The ''European Long-Term Investors Association'' represent a European-wide network of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) who offer financial solutions tailored to the specific needs of their respective country and economy. As of May 2020, the association gathers 31 European long-term investors from 23 Member States across the European Union and Turkey. With a combined balance sheet of € 1.7 trillion, ELTI's goal is to promote long-term investment in close alignment with the objectives and initiatives developed by the European Union in order to foster sustainable, smart and inclusive growth and job creation. Multilateral financial institutions complement the activities at national level with specific cross-border solutions or investments with a European impact. Following the specific public mission of each member the business model of each institution differs from country to country including different products and approaches. This is the same for multilateral ELTI members. Most of the members offer various debt-products but not all members have a mandate for investment in equity. The Association promotes and attracts quality long-term investment in the real economy.
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.
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.
On 7 December 2022, Invest-NL, together with the European Association of Long-Term Investors (ELTI), organised a Workshop on 'Impact Investing' in Amsterdam.
Supportive of the goals of the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, there is a huge role to play for National Promotional Banks and Institutions in facilitating societal transitions to enable a sustainable future.
This peer-to-peer learning event was aimed to exchange the latest insights around impact investment policies and how these can be put in practice.
Special thanks to the very inspirational guest speakers: Saara Mattero from the Ilmastorahasto - The Finnish Climate Fund, Clément Damasse from Bpifrance, Cyril Gouiffès from the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Joanne De Jonge from Invest-NL.
The Kyiv Investment Forum took place on 28 November 2022 in Brussels. ELTI Chairman Laurent Zylberberg was amongst the panelists during the afternoon session on 'Investments in Recovery and the Development of Greater Kyiv', alongside Mykola Povoroznyk (First Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration), Jean-Erik de Zagon (Head of Ukraine Office at the European Investment Bank), Yevgeniya Piddubna (Corporate Affairs Director and Board of Directors Member of Farmak JSC and Head of Healthcare Committee at the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs) as well as Katarina Mathernova (Deputy Director General of the DG for Neighbourhood and Enlargement of Negotiations at the European Commission), and moderated by Politico Europe reporter Paola Tamma.
To meet the EU's climate targets by 2030, an additional annual public and private investment of EUR 260 billion is needed. National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) already play a key role in tackling this investment gap by crafting long-term and tailor-made financing solutions locally. This online workshop, which took place on 13 October 2022, demonstrated the strong link of ELTI members with regional and local actors, as well as the capability to develop innovative financing solutions for energy efficiency and clean projects.
In October 2022, ELTI released its third electronic brochure, this time covering the topic of Sustainable Infrastructure. With 17 projects from 11 ELTI members, this brochure demonstrates that NPBIs are active all over Europe, that we speak the language of the clients and project promotors and that big projects with a financing volume of more than 100 million EUR can be successfully implemented with the financial support of NPBIs.
Brussels, 10 February 2023
"The Role of Public Development Banks & Institutions in the Implementation of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030: A Survey in Europe"
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Goals) were introduced by the United Nations as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Financial systems play a key role in this transition by providing funding for economic activities and reorienting capital flows towards a more sustainable economy and many private sector players have been adopting the SDGs as a guide for their sustainability programmes. In this context, Public Development Banks and Institutions (PDBIs) - entities initiated by governments at regional, national and multinational level to proactively pursue public policy objectives – may have specific mandates to provide and/or help mobilise financial support for additional investments with social and environmental objectives that the market fails to finance. Therefore, these players are by their nature called to action and to contribute to the SDGs.
This paper offers a first attempt to track the sustainability performance of PDBIs in Europe where, for several reasons, we are witnessing an enhanced public intervention in the economy, and PDBIs’ contribution to the alignment of EU Member States to the SDGs. PDTheRoleofPublicDevelopmentBanks&InstitutionsintheImplementationoftheUnitedNations’Agenda2030:ASurveyinEuropeF
Brussels, 17 October 2022
ELTI Position Paper: Increasing market acceptance on the targeted recast of the EU Financial Regulation PIncreasingmarketacceptanceonthetargetedrecastoftheEUFinancialRegulationDF
Brussels, 25 May 2022
ELTI Position Paper: Enhancing the efficiency of measures to fight against Anti-Money Loundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism PEnhancing the efficiency of measures to fight against Anti-Money Loundering and Countering the Financing of TerrorismDF
Brussels, 8 December 2021
AECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Implementation of the GBER – efficient and pragmatic feedback to the ongoing GBER consultation P2021.12.08_-_AECM_EAPB_ELTI_NEFI_Joint_position_paper_GBER.pdfDF
Brussels, 1 October 2021
ELTI Position Paper: General comments to the revision of the EU Financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union PEU - Financial RegulationDF
Brussels, 5 March 2021
ELTI Position Paper: InvestEU - Saving the Additionality Principle PInvestEU - Saving the Additionality PrincipleDF
Brussels, 14 December 2020
ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: The implementation of the EU Taxonomy PThe implementation of the EU TaxonomyDF
Brussels, 16 September 2020
ELTI Position Paper: Next Generation EU & Factsheets (Enterprises, Health, Renovation Wave, Infrastructure and Territorial Devel.) PNext Generation EU & Factsheets (Enterprises, Health, Renovation Wave, Infrastructure and Territorial Development)DF
Brussels, 17 June 2020
AECM, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Overview of measures against the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak PAECM, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Overview of measures against the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakDF
Brussels, 19 March 2020
ELTI Position Paper: NPBIs ready to fight the COVID-19 economic crisis PELTI Position Paper: NPBIs ready to fight the COVID-19 economic crisisDF
Brussels, 9 December 2019
ELTI Position Paper: Promotional Banks’ role in implementing the Paris Agreement PELTI Position Paper: Promotional Banks’ role in implementing the Paris AgreementDF
Brussels, 30 October 2019
ELTI Position Paper: EU Taxonomy PELTI Position Paper: EU TaxonomyDF
Brussels, 16 September 2019
AECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Comments on the State of Play regarding InvestEU PAECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Comments on the State of Play regarding InvestEUDF
Brussels, 13 February 2019
AECM, EAPB, ELTI, NEFI & SME United Position Paper: Comments on SME-related aspects of the proposed InvestEU ProgrammePAECM, EAPB, ELTI, NEFI & SME United position paper: Comments on SME-related aspects of the proposed InvestEU ProgrammeDF
Brussels, 1 February 2023
ELTI Brochure: ELTI-Invest-NL Impact Investing Brochure
Brussels, 4 November 2022
ELTI Brochure: ELTI-CDLF Municipal Finance Workshop Brochure
Brussels, 12 October 2022
ELTI Brochure: Sustainable Infrastructure PELTI_Brochure_Sustainable_InfrastructureDF
Brussels, 7 December 2021
ELTI Brochure: Fit for Financing 55 PELTI_Brochure_-_Fit_for_Financing_55.pdfDF
Brussels, 18 June 2021
ELTI Brochure: Fight the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic PELTI_Brochure_Final.pdfDF
Brussels, 6 July 2020
ELTI Press Release: PMV joins ELTI PPMV joins ELTIDF
Brussels, 28 April 2020
EUROFI Magazine: Investing in the Long-term by ELTI President Laurent Zylberberg PEUROFI Magazine: Investing in the Long-term by ELTI PresidentDF
Brussels, 14 April 2020
ELTI Press Release: Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) joins ELTI PELTI Press Release: Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) joins ELTIDF
Brussels/Paris, 2 April 2020
'Les Echos' Opinion: Face à l'urgence, préservons l'investissement de long terme / Virus: long-term investment must be maintained P'Les Echos' Opinion: Face à l'urgence, préservons l'investissement de long terme / Virus: long-term investment must be maintainedDF
Brussels, January 2018
High-Level Task-Force on Social Infrastructure's Final Report - Boosting Investments in Social Infrastructure in Europe PHigh-Level Task-Force on Social Infrastructure's Final Report - Boosting Investments in Social Infrastructure in EuropeDF
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