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The future of financial inclusion: COVID-19 impact on sustainable banking sector

This webinar is a part of Financial Inclusion Week 2020. In this webinar the lead sustainable finance experts will explore trends, developments, challenges, evolution in sustainable banking and financial inclusion sector as a result of COVID-19.
Recorded Oct 16 2020 48 mins
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Martin Rohner, GABV | Frank Streppel, Triodos IM | Justina Alders-Sheya, Triodos IM
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  • The future of financial inclusion: COVID-19 impact on sustainable banking sector Recorded: Oct 16 2020 48 mins
    Martin Rohner, GABV | Frank Streppel, Triodos IM | Justina Alders-Sheya, Triodos IM
    This webinar is a part of Financial Inclusion Week 2020. In this webinar the lead sustainable finance experts will explore trends, developments, challenges, evolution in sustainable banking and financial inclusion sector as a result of COVID-19.
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    Triodos IM | w/ special guests Carmen Nuzzo (PRI) and Jack Heapey (Phenix Capital)
    Join us for a discussion on the role that listed fixed income can play in scaling impact investments. Jeroen van Herwaarden, Fund Manager Listed Fixed Income (Triodos IM), and Adam Robbins, Investor Relations Manager UK (Triodos IM), are joined by responsible and impact investment experts, Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income (UN Principles for Responsible Investments), and Jack Heapey, Senior Associate (Phenix Capital), for an open dialogue about what we're calling ‘the elephant in the room’.

    Phenomena like the Make My Money Matter movement (https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/) in the UK highlights the growing demand from beneficiaries for retirement schemes and pension funds to invest sustainably. We all know that any retirement fund is approximately 80% listed fixed income; however, when looking at the impact investment fund universe, there is very little discussion about this asset class from both the supply and demand sides of the market. How can retirement schemes really approach this massive call to action and reallocate their funds for a better world?

    In this webinar, we will dive into what it means for listed fixed income investors to consider impact and sustainability in their investment decision making and the possibilities of how this massively important asset class can be a scaling force for positive environmental and social impact.

    #ImpactInvesting #ListedFixedIncome #ElephantInTheRoom
  • Driving towards a stronger economy Recorded: Jul 2 2020 43 mins
    Hans Stegeman, Head of Investment Analysis and Economics
    Economies are reopening, but it’s not like old times: the corona crisis has unveiled major flaws and a fundamental lack of resilience in our social and economic system.

    Identifying root causes of a crisis long in the making, we’ve defined roads to recovery. These imply an economic and a social reset, as we cannot go back the way we were. Now is the time to build a better, more resilient and inclusive society.

    Representing impact investor Triodos Investment Management, Hans Stegeman presents concrete measures by governments, businesses and communities. Public funds were deployed on a massive scale early 2020 in the public health crisis, but the lockdowns have caused a chain reaction of unemployment and unrest.

    As Head of Investment Analysis and Economics, Hans will pinpoint the interconnected urgencies in need of change, and how the corona crisis can accelerate a green, resilient economy.

    Main topics:
    •Root causes & the post-corona landscape
    •Examples of sector-by-sector recovery plans and walking the talk
    •The opportunity for private capital in sustainable transition

    This webinar is hosted by Els Ankum-Griffioen of Triodos IM.

    Register now for our webinar on the 2nd of July at 15.00 CET!
  • Financing Green Energy in Emerging Markets Recorded: Jun 25 2020 52 mins
    Els Ankum-Griffioen
    Over the past few years, the prices of solar and wind electricity have quietly been dropping around the world and are now competitive with fossil-fuel electricity.

    Furthermore, recent coronavirus lockdowns have once again shown much of the world the benefits of clear skies and clean air, underlining the point that now is the time for cleaner, scalable energy solutions, especially in markets that have the most to grow.

    Despite ample natural power sources, the share of wind and solar energy in Emerging Markets’ total power production mix is still low, but the benefits could not be greater.

    Join our webinar to learn more about underlying trends, utility-scale renewables, building mini-grids, commercial and industrial projects and how we work in a network of like-minded investors.

    Triodos Investment Management is a global leader in renewable energy investments and has been identified by the leading resource on renewables, Clean Energy Pipeline, as having the highest number of projects in the world.

    Triodos Investment Management’s renewable energy experts will share their experience in making positive impact investable with investment practices that combine social and financial inclusion, fair practice and good governance in renewable energy, including in off-grid solutions, as well as utility-scale renewable energy generation, power efficiency and the democratisation of electricity.

    Triodos IM specialists Karel Nierop and Gerrit-Jan Brunink share their experiences, with SunFunder’s Ryan Levinson as an excellent example of partnership. Our speakers have a vast experience in financing local projects through private equity and private loans, each from their specific angle. We bring you their insights, moderated by Els Ankum-Griffioen of Triodos IM.

    Register now and join us on the 25th of June, 15:30-16:15!
  • Investing in the sustainable food transition Recorded: Apr 23 2020 48 mins
    Els Ankum-Griffioen
    Join our webinar and find out about the newest trends in Private Equity in the food industry, as seen by and for impact investors. Moderated by Els Ankum-Griffioen, today’s speakers include Hendrik Wijnen of DO-IT and Jurriën Appers and Isabelle Laurencin of Triodos Investment Management.

    Systemic change in food and farming is necessary for the future of our planet, therefore Triodos IM actively invests in companies that support this transition towards more organic, plant-based and healthy food, that is sustainably grown. During this webinar you will find out how we approach this important investment opportunity.

    The topics of this webinar:
    - European consumer patterns and patterns in private equity
    - Trends in consumer behaviour towards more health awareness
    - How investee companies grow more market share
    - Search for yield
    - Lessons learned

    Register now and join us on the 23rd of April!
  • Economic Outlook - Global recession inevitable, but where will it end? Recorded: Apr 21 2020 38 mins
    Hans Stegeman & Joeri de Wilde
    Join our webinar with economists Hans Stegeman and Joeri de Wilde for a live discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and financial markets. Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the corona pandemic, it is clear that the economic impact will be severe. Our three recovery scenarios all result in a recession for this year. The eventual recovery will be determined by the severity and duration of the lock-down measures and the implemented fiscal policies. Hans Stegeman, Head of Research and Investment Strategy: "When the time has come to rebuild our economy, monetary and fiscal policies should follow an investment agenda that supports the transition towards a more sustainable world." Investors can contribute to this agenda. Find out how.

    Discussion topics:
    •Economic impact of COVID-19
    •Outlook for 2020/21
    •Three recovery scenarios
    •Tip of the veil: agenda for sustainable transformation

    Register now and join us on 21 April
  • PCAF: Harmonising data for finance's fight against the climate crisis Recorded: Mar 6 2020 34 mins
    Triodos IM | James Niven and Andrea Palmer
    Join James Niven, Triodos Bank's Head of Impact Assessment, and Andrea Palmer, Product Specialist at Triodos Investment Management, for an introduction to the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). PCAF is a global partnership of financial institutions that work together to develop and implement a harmonised approach to assessing and disclosing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their loans and investments. This webinar explores the PCAF carbon accounting methodologies and explains why this streamlined approach is enabling financial institutions to find common ground on action against the climate crisis.
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    Wouter van Maanen (Investor Relations Manager), Dirk Drukker (Investor Relations Manager)
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  • European Fund Sustainability Labels: Navigating the jungle Recorded: Oct 30 2019 60 mins
    Triodos Investment Management | Guest Speakers and moderated by Andrea Palmer
    Join Triodos IM and guest speakers Sebastian Hognabba of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Roland Koelsch of the FNG-Siegel, and Nicolas Redon from Novethic, for a live webinar discussing the European fund labeling landscape.

    Why should investment managers label their financial products? How many funds are choosing to label? And who does this aim to serve and how?

    Several of the major European fund sustainability labeling bodies will introduce their system and present how they arrived at their criteria to serve the needs of their local markets. As a group, we will explore how labeling organisations engage with their stakeholders to set standards that balance expectations, while maintaining a high bar. We will also discuss the role of country or sub-regional level labels in the light of an upcoming European-wide fund labeling scheme introduced by the European Commission.
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    The Theory of Change model has been adopted by the impact investment industry to apply logic and continuous feedback loops for effective impact measurement and management. A coherent, consistent practice of high-quality impact measurement and management must be implemented at the core of all organizations seeking to understand and improve their effects on people and planet. Effective measurement and management of impact data is essential if investors are to know whether they are actually achieving the impact they seek. The Theory of Change framework streamlines the processes for investors to translate their impact intentions into real impact results.
  • Impact investing through listed fixed income Recorded: Apr 17 2019 30 mins
    Triodos Investment Management
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    They will discuss how they apply a critical, positive impact lens when assessing use of proceeds and project outcomes, and will explore the impact profiles of primary issuances versus secondary market bonds. They will also share their opinions on some of the major green and social bond frameworks and give the honest feedback they think is needed to further develop the market.
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    Triodos Investment Management
    Finance enables people to secure fundamental needs such as housing, education, energy and healthcare. However, globally, 1.7 billion people are without access to basic financial services, and 65 million micro, small and medium-sized business in emerging economies have unmet financing needs.

    This webinar will address the following questions:
    - What is Financial Inclusion?
    - How does Financial Inclusion impact Emerging Markets?
    - How many people are reached?
    - What is Triodos IM's approach?
    - What are trends and developments in this dynamic sector?
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    Triodos Investment Management
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    Moderated by
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    Our presentation lineup includes:
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    > Robert Rubinstein, Chairman, TBLI Group
    > Silja Nyboe Andersen, Investment Advisor, Merkur Andelkasse

    Moderated by:
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    Naty’s products use FSC certified wood pulp, are 100% chlorine free, have a corn-based film, and contain no perfume. The diapers are made from 53% renewable sources. Naty's goal is to increase the ratio of organic resources for diapers to 100% in 2020.
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