Reflecting on a Groundbreaking Evening: Climate & Bio-Diversity Risk
The Institute for Financial Integrity and Sustainability (IFIS) is proud to reflect on an evening that marked a significant milestone in our journey towards a sustainable future. On the 6th of November, 2023, we hosted the "Climate & Bio-Diversity Risks" evening conference and reception at Batiment Rousegaertchen, a venue generously sponsored by Spuerkeess.
Esteemed keynote speaker Nadia Humphreys from Bloomberg captivated the audience with her insightful keynote address that delved into the pressing global issues of climate change and, increasingly, biodiversity. Her compelling narrative underscored the crucial interplay between global economic health and the integrity of our natural ecosystems, exposing the stark reality that our collective prosperity depends on the planet's biological diversity.
Panelists Rodolphe Belli, Head of Sustainability at Spuerkeess, and, Eila Kreivi of the European Investment Bank, were guided by Anthony Smith-Meyer, Director at IFIS as moderator through a thought-provoking dialogue, exploring the close relationship between financial stability and ecological conservation. As global biodiversity faces unprecedented challenges, the discussions between panellists and participants underscored the need for financial frameworks that recognize and integrate nature-related risks and opportunities.
The event was not only an occasion for knowledge sharing but also an opportunity for leaders and enthusiasts from various sectors to connect and envision a path forward in the face of climate challenges.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Keynote speaker, panellists, and attendees for making this event a fountain of inspiration and commitment.
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Success Spotlight: IFIS Lunchtime Conference & Walking Lunch
"How early do we develop financial confidence ? " Dr. Mara C. Harvey answered this pivotal question as our keynote speaker during the recent IFIS Lunchtime Conference & Walking Lunch
Centered around “A Gender Lens on Generational Wealth Transfer and Financial Literacy: Diversity, Literacy, and the Financial Sector,” the event was a confluence of profound insights and stimulating discussions.
Here is a snapshot of the event's highlights. A big thank you to all who contributed to its success: our distinguished Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mara Catherine Harvey, CEO of VP Bank Switzerland, who shared her wealth of experience and insights, our esteemed panellists, Prof. Skerdi ZANAJ of the University of Luxembourg, and Dr. Tahereh Pazouki, Ph.D , Founder and CEO of Magrid Learning Solution, for their invaluable contributions and enlightening discussions during the course of the panel discussions, and Mr Claus Jørgensen and VP Bank (Luxembourg) SA, which made this event possible thanks to their generous support.
Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming events from the Institute of Financial Integrity and Sustainability (IFIS) as we continue to foster dialogue and promote best practices in the financial sector.
Since 2009 a number of our founders saw the need to foster fairness, transparency, responsibility and accountability in the financial sector. Financial market players are best served by an open and active debate of the issues of integrity.
Ten years on, integrity, sustainability and trust have become driving factors for lasting success in the financial markets and mutual acceptance by all stakeholders – market actors, regulators, governments, clients and civil society at large. They are fundamental for doing business with a long-term perspective.
Hand in hand with the refocusing of the approach, including formulation of vision and mission statements, goes the introduction of our name: the
‘Institute for Financial Integrity and Sustainability’ – ‘‘IFIS”