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Greenwashing. What is it actually, and why is it a precarious road to travel down? Why not plan to join us and uncover the skullduggery and the pitfalls facing those who believe you can fool all of the people, all of the time ... you can't.

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Professor Andreas Hoepner

University College Dublin, Ireland


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Dora Blanchet

European Securities & Markets Authority, Paris

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Professor Kim Schumacher

Kyushu University, Japan


Full details of our event

Thursday 7 March 2024

09h30 – 10h00   Registration

10h00 – 11h30     Speaker Presentations

11h30 – 12h00     Coffee Break

12h00 – 13h00    Panel Discussion/Q&A

13h00 – 14h00    Walking Lunch



Centre Bancaire « 19 Liberté »

Salle conférence 2ème étage

19, av. de la Liberté

L-1931 Luxembourg

The venue is a 3-minute walk to the "Place de Metz" or "Place de Paris" tram station

Board governance in 2024

The INSEAD Directors Forum featured our Anthony Smith-Meyer and ILA Chair Virginie Lagrange in a New Year interview for 2024. By their permission we can reproduce the transcript of the interview here . What are the main challenges facing boardroom governance in 2024 ?

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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.


Stay Connected and Informed

Don't miss out on future events and updates from IFIS. Follow us on LinkedIn and keep an eye on our website for the latest in financial integrity and sustainability.


Together, we continue to work towards a resilient future, grounded in the principles of sustainability and integrity.

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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 co
nfluence 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”

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