June 1, 2012
Inaise Conference 2012: How can Social Finance help address the effects of Climate Change?
Paris, France

The effects of climate change have become one of the major issues of our times and a great concern of the social finance sector, given its sustainability-related issues.

Within the framework of the Copenhagen Agreements, states have pledged to provide an additional $100 billion per year to fund the fight against climate change from now until 2020. However, operational and political problems are seriously hampering the process. It is therefore particularly important that the actors of social finance play a significant and complementary role and are developing appropriate tools and strategic partnerships to address the effects of Climate Change.

This is the purpose of this conference, which is meant to be a trailblazer, to pave the way for firm commitments and lead to achieving tangible and applicable results.

The INAISE Annual General Assembly will also be held in Paris, on May 31, 2012.

About INAISE Founded in Barcelona in 1989 by seven organizations active in the field of social finance, the INAISE Network (International Association of Investors in the Social Economy) now numbers over 54 members worldwide. As a global exchange platform for social finance, INAISE co-organises an annual international conference that brings together social investors seeking to address the major common issues of their field, as well as assisting them in identifying those opportunities for cooperation that can become vectors of social and environmental change.

About SIDI SIDI, Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l’Investissement, is a social enterprise created in 1983 by CCFD-Terre Solidaire. SIDI contributes to the promotion of a social and solidary economy through coordinating economic activities that launched locally in the emerging and developing countries. SIDI is the primary organiser of the conference. www.sidi.fr