Media Coverage 2018

Dear Participants,

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to each of you who participated in the 3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum 2018 in Berlin on 26.9.2018.

Seniors from investment, funds & banking industries as well as from corporations, startups, service providers and associations gave their time and resources to attend and to contribute. You made the Conference a success and it was a great pleasure to see so many of you there!

Hopefully you enjoyed both the scientific part and the social program and that you used the opportunity to extend your existing networks. We are sure that the cooperation with most of you will continue in the near future.

We would like to give special thanks to the Speakers of the conference and to the Conference Center of Investment Bank Berlin for hosting us during the event, and furthermore to effective teams who did outstanding work in organizing the event: Allianz Representation Büsch, Talenteco, Handelsblatt Sustainable Investments Edition, Absolut Research, Business Wire and CAPITALS Circle Group.

Our 4th ESG Investments & Sustainable Finance Forum will take place on 1.10.2019 again in cooperation with Investment Bank Berlin, Forum for Responsible Investment & International Bankers Forum. 

@Investitionsbank Berlin Conference Center

Location: Bundesallee 210,10719, Berlin

 

Global Sustain Responsible Investments Berlin Forum 2018 review

1sfGlobal Sustain (https://globalsustaingroup.com/) organised with great success in a full hall for 3rd consecutive year in cooperation and partnership with Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG), Investment Bank Berlin (IBB) and International Bankers Forum (IBF) the 3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum 2018 (http://esgconference.com/) in Berlin on 26.9.2018 at the Conference Center of Investment Bank Berlin, with the motto this year “ESG, from Niche to Mainstream?”. Seniors from investment, funds & banking industries as well as from corporations, startups, service providers, associations, policy attended the forum and interacted with speakers and panelists. At the forum spoke seniors from different organisations, which represented European Investment Bank, BP, Trucost -part of S&P Global-, Investment Bank Berlin, Arabesque Asset Management, German Council for Sustainable Development, RMA Asset Management, Forum for Responsible Investment, Investment Bank Berlin, International Bankers Forum, ESMT Berlin.The Forum was supported by Allianz Representation Büsch, Talenteco, Handelsblatt Sustainable Investments Edition, Absolut Research, Business Wire and CAPITALS Circle Group and was featured on several international English and German media from investments and finance segment.A common conclusion and signal from all speakers and panels was, that the ESG / SRI Investments is something very positive, that is something not only for the institutional and retail investors but also for the private investors, that many ESG Indexes and funds outperform in comparison to mainstream indexes and funds (therefore the not good performance of ESG is a myth). Europe is ahead of USA and Asia regarding ESG Investments, ESG can be part of a mainstream portfolio and it does not mean that a fund has to invest 100% of the portfolio in an ESG way.There are many different ESG Investment Strategies and ESG Investment Score Models and we have to be careful, which ones we use, how we use them and how we evaluate them, therefore there is a need for a very careful approach to the ESG Investment process and techniques and a need for an expert advisory regarding the ESG integration process, since every mistake can have financial impact. There are also many European and international regulation oriented initiatives either EU driven (EU legal framework proposal for the Sustainable Finance), state driven (e.g. in France) or market driven (e.g. TCFD), that try to support and will some new KPIs and a kind of classification in the ESG industry. Though these initiatives do not solve the important problem of the lack of common international standardization in the ESG industry. The long transition period of some of the initiatives (e.g. EU proposal), can have as an effect to be potentially outdated, when it will become effective after a few years, since we do not know at what stage will be the market at that time.On the topic of regulation, of what kind of regulation we need and if the proposed by EU regulation is enough or is too much, there were different approaches by the various forum speakers. ESG Integration is not relevant only for Investors and financial institutions but also for corporations, especially the listed ones, ESG is correlated with TCFD, Sustainability reporting but also SROI. Germany, although it is the largest economy in Europe, it lacks behind, in comparison to France or UK regarding ESG Investments. Although it was a common estimation, that, ESG Market looks like, that it will continue to grow next years at a stable pace, meaning the trend is positive, there were different approaches regarding if it can become a potential market bubble or not, but for sure there is no risk for a bubble in a short term. ESG Investments is still a niche, with a positive trend and it can under conditions turn after a few years to a potential mainstream.The above Forum that has been established as a high level communication and dialogue platform in the investment and finance industry connecting ESG Investments, Green Finance & Banking with Sustainable Brands is going to take place again next year in Berlin but also in Frankfurt.See you all again in 2019.
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The great resonance of the 3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum 2018!
Global Sustain Group / Global Sustain GmbH (https://globalsustaingroup.com/) organizes for 3rd consecutive year in cooperation and partnership with Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG – the leading Association for ESG & Green Finance in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Lichtenstein), Investment Bank Berlin (IBB) and International Bankers Forum (IBF-­‐The German leading Banking & Finance Network) the 3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum 2018 (http://esgconference.com/) in Berlin on 26.9.2018 at the Conference Center of Investment Bank Berlin, with the motto this year “ESG, from Niche to Mainstream?”.A Forum that has been established as a communication platform in the industry connecting ESG Investments, Green Finance & Banking with Sustainable Brands, bringing together senior speakers and attendees from above fields. Among speakers are executives and senior representatives from European Investment Bank, BP, Trucost (part of S&P Global), Arabesque Asset Management, German Council for Sustainable Development, Forum for Responsible Investment, Investment Bank Berlin and more. The Forum is supported also communication wise by Handelsblatt Sustainable Investments Edition, Absolut Research, Business Wire and so forth.The 3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum featured on the following leading international Sustainability. Sustainable Finance & ESG/ SRI Responsible Investments Media, Institutions, Associations, Communication Platforms, Companies, Events and so forth, as they are presented below with the corresponding links:
– Handelsblatt (The leading economic newspaper in Germany). Print version at their special edition for the topic.
– Absolut Research (German well-known media on Investments esp. ESG)
– Forum for Responsible Investment portal 
https://www.forum-ng.org/de/ (At their first page) plus at news plus as the separate link
– International Bankers Forum  
– Sustainable Finance Hub Germany (Initiative of the German Government)
– Corporate Responsibility Interface Center 
– CSR Wire
– Trucost
– Association for Environmental Management & Sustainability in Financial Institutions, VFU
– TriplePundit  
 Invest with Values 
– Institutional Money (German online media on investments, esp. ESG)
– Mapado (Online Events Platform)
– All Events in (Events platform)
– Eventul (Events Platform)
– Evensi (Events Platform)

Press Release

3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum, Berlin 26.9.2018

Global Sustain Group / Global Sustain GmbH (https://globalsustaingroup.com/) organizes for 3rd consecutive year in cooperation and partnership with Forum for Responsible Investment (FNG – the leading Association for ESG & Green Finance in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Lichtenstein), Investment Bank Berlin (IBB) and International Bankers Forum (IBF–‐The German leading Banking & Finance Network) the 3rd ESG Responsible Investments, Green Finance & Brands Forum 2018 (http://esgconference.com/) in Berlin on 26.9.2018 at the Conference Center of Investment Bank Berlin, with the motto this year “ESG, from Niche to Mainstream?”. A Forum that has been established as a communication platform in the industry connecting ESG Investments, Green Finance & Banking with Sustainable Brands, bringing together senior speakers and attendees from above fields.Among speakers are executives and senior representatives from European Investment Bank, BP, Trucost (part of S&P Global), Arabesque Asset Management, German Council for Sustainable Development, Forum for Responsible Investment, Investment Bank Berlin and more.

The Forum is supported also communication wise by Handelsblatt Sustainable Investments Edition, Absolut Research, Business Wire and more. The ESG / SRI Market grows at a stable pace the last years and it is becoming gradually a trend. The Forum is a high level business dialogue on the actual ESG / SRI Market Trends and Investment Strategies, on the new Green Finance Initiatives such as the new EU Sustainable Finance Package, the TCFD and other Initiatives and Trends as well as the integration of ESG Metrics not only in the Investors & Asset Management Firms’ Strategies but also in the Corporations’ Strategy. The Forum will try also to give an answer to the main question. Is ESG going to swift from Niche to Mainstream?

Global Sustain Group is an international Consulting with 13+ years market presence (GRI Data Partner & PRI Signatory) and expertise in ESG Integration, Screening & Market Intelligence, Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Compliance & Strategy, etc. Global Sustain is headquartered in London with companies in Berlin and in Athens, an office in Brussels and affiliates in New York and Nicosia. The company is also community driven with 400+ organizations as members, among others from the financial, banking and investment industries too.