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Green Week Programme

The 2016 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy, will take place from 30 May to 3 June 2016. The theme of this year is "Investing for a greener future".

On Monday we look at how investing for greener cities can improve the quality of urban life. On Tuesday we explore ways of securing our future through investments in the countryside, which provides so many of the resources that our society needs. Wednesday focuses on finding the financing for our needs, and Thursday then looks at investing in our oceans. Friday widens the scope to a more global outlook, namely investing in sustainable development for future generations. Partner Events take place throughout May and June (see Partners Section for more details).

The call for proposals for Partner Events will be launched soon. Here are the background details about what they should focus on and the guidelines, in order that if you intend to organise an event and submit an application for a Partner Event, you can already see what needs to be considered.

The ELTI Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Helmut von Glasenapp will make a presentation in Brussels during Green Week 2016 on Wednesday 1 June to present the common characteristics of the relevant ELTI activities. 


Agenda  Summary

The 16th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia took place on 22-23 March 2016 at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in Tokyo, Japan. This meeting was jointly organised by the ADBI and the OECD, in co-operation with the Government of Japan.

Initiated in 1999 in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, the Tokyo Roundtable offers a forum for regulators, policy-makers, experts, scholars, private sector and international organisations to discuss issues relating to capital market and financial reform in Asia.

EuropeasInvestmentDestination2016High-Level Conference 'Europe as an Investment Destination'

6 April 2016 | Charlemagne Building, Brussels


Hosted by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) the European Commission's in-house think tank reporting directly to President Juncker.

The European Commission uploaded all presentations given during the High-Level Conference "Europe as an Investment Destination" on the dedicated conference webpage:

Franco Hu with hands up voting in beijing for LTIC front page

The Long-Term Investors Club (LTIC) Steering Committee (SC) meeting took place on 26 May 2016 at the China Development Bank (CDB) headquarters in Beijing which was later followed by the D20 conference on the 27 May 2016.

The SC meeting renewed the different executive positions of the LTIC. The 4th D20 conference, consisting of the state financial institutions of the G20 member countries, was also held within the framework of the LTIC Steering Committee meeting. The D20 Statement was published during the conference and outlines the proposals put forward by the group regarding the conditions needed to enable promotional banks and long-term investors to play their role in supporting long-term investment.


Investment: Taking it up to the next level

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels

Conference Programme

The conference will be organised around three round tables:

1.      European and global instability: What macroeconomic policy does Europe need?

2.      Over to the financial and industrial actors: investment valuation and risk reduction

3.      Lessons learned from the Juncker Plan and the prospects for its development

The debates will be simultaneously translated into English and French.

Please register with Christine Gauffreteau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +33 1 43 17 32 83.


The OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) is an annual event aimed at promoting dialogue and enhancing understanding between a wide range of countries and institutions interested in mobilising private investment financing for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure. Speakers include high-level representatives from governments of OECD countries and emerging economies, developing countries, Green Investment Banks (GIBs), institutional investors and the private sector, international organisations and NGOs. Forum subject to Chatham House Rules. 

As part of its extensive work on green finance and investment, ADBI and OECD convened the inaugural Green Investment Financing Forum in 2014 and the 2nd GIFF in 2015 in Paris. Building on the success of these two events, ADBI and OECD held the 3rd GIFF in Tokyo.

Bpifrance, hosted its second annual Bpifrance Inno Génération event bringing together thousands of entrepreneurs and startups from across France.

This unique 24-hour event (May 25 and 26 2016) at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris connected France’s startup ecosystem with decision makers from top companies.

The event tackled many subjects linked to innovation and how it is shaping the way we will do business tomorrow. Participants were able to take part in workshops dedicated to sectors such as tourism, cybersecurity, securing investment, and international expansion. Networking was at the heart of this event.

Registration   Facebook page

Bpifrance Inno Generation gathered thousands of entrepreneurs from all regions of France and all sectors of industry to help find growth tools and development partners.

24 hours non-stop to better understand the new challenges faced every day in your industry, day-to-day business, and trading.

24 to step back, reflect together and meet.


Beijing, 27 May 2016

Statement of Heads of G20 Financial Institutions with a Development or Public Mandate (D20) Conclusions of D20 Annual Conference 2016

The 2016 Annual Conference of Group of Twenty (G20) financial institutions with a development or public mandate (D20) hosted by China Development Bank (CDB) kicked off in Beijing today. Focusing on the theme of 2016 G20 summit “Towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected, and inclusive world economy”, the conference discussed the role of medium and long-term investment and financing in promoting innovative and inclusive growth, and published a joint statement offering guidance for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

Shi Yaobin, Vice Finance Minister, Chen Yulu, Deputy Governor of People's Bank of China, Hu Huaibang, Chairman of CDB, Franco Bassanini, Chairman of the Long-term Investors Club (LTIC), and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) delivered speeches at the opening ceremony chaired by Zheng Zhijie, President of CDB. Representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Development Research Center of the State Council, and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, as well as member banks of the D20 and the LTIC attended and spoke at the conference.


TAFTIE Annual Conference Programme

TAFTIE annual conference taking place in Paris on 25 May 2016 from 1:30 to 4 pm whithin the Bpifrance "Inno Generation" event.

This year dedicated to “Supporting all forms of innovation: towards sustainable innovation", which means funding solutions and support services to new forms of innovation such as process, organizational, marketing innovation related to the sustainable economy.

TAFTIE is the European Association of leading national innovation agencies gathering 28 members from the EU and beyond (Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Norway, etc.) that make a major contribution to strengthening Europe’s competitiveness by supporting product, process and service innovation, implementing their countries’ national and international RDI Programs.

The annual conference will gather about 200 participants coming from various horizons: innovation agencies; policymakers, entrepreneurs, national promotional banks etc. It will take place within 'Bpifrance Inno Generation', a unique 24-hour event (25-26 May) in Paris dedicated to Innovation gathering + 15,000 companies that will take part in plenary lectures, thematic seminars, entrepreneurs pitching sessions and innovation showrooms.


Opportunity to participate in :

-TAFTIE annual conference - 25 May pm (included the travel sheet and recommended hotels)

-The international Networking cocktail dinner that will bring together TAFTIE members but also the network of European Financial Institutions for SMEs (NEFI) as well as EU officials -  25 May evening

-Bpifrance 'Inno Generation thematic workshops - 25 and 26 May'

G20.OECD HL Roundtable for LTInvestment

Agenda   Speaker Biographies

The OECD will organise this event under the Chinese G20 presidency, following the past Roundtables organised under the Russian, Australian and Turkish G20 presidencies in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.

This event will be held back to back with the G20 Investment and Infrastructure Working Group meetings and related events from 25-28 April 2016.

The Roundtable was organised under the aegis of the G20 Chinese Presidency and the OECD, and co-hosted by the Singapore Ministry of Finance. Discussions focussed on:

  • Mobilisng Private Capital for Infrastructure Financing: Framework conditions, capital markets development and the role of institutional investors
  • Diversifying sources of finance: Focus on equity investment in infrastructure finance in developed and emerging markets
  • Engaging institutional investors: Building infrastructure as an asset class

Participants included high-level representatives of pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds as well as high-level officials and experts from ministries of finance, central banks and international organisations. The Roundtable was organised back to back with the meetings of the G20/OECD Task Force on Institutional Investors and Long-term Financing and the G20 Investment and Infrastructure Working Group (IIWG) as well as other related events co-organised with the Global Infrastructure Hub and the World Bank.

This event built on the 2014 G20/OECD High-Level Roundtable, and 2015 G20/OECD High-level Roundtable, which all took place within the framework of the OECD project on Institutional Investors and Long-Term Investment. Launched in 2012, this project promotes long-term investment, including in real assets such as infrastructure, addressing both potential regulatory and market failures.


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