Global Green Finance – What Role can Sweden Play?

Date: 14 Dec 2016

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM (CET)

Place: Swedish House of Finance,  98 Drottninggatan, 111 60 Stockholm, Sweden

If we are to succeed with delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 trillions of dollars of private investment will be needed.

“Green Finance” is a fast growing phenomenon that aligns finance sector incentives with the global development agenda through finance and investment opportunities in environmental solutions. But is Green Finance mobilizing fast enough?

Mistra Financial Systems (MFS) together with the UNEP Inquiry for the Design of a Sustainable Financial System invite you to the dual launch of two new reports on Green Finance -globally and in Sweden.

UNEP Inquiry visits Stockholm to make an exclusive launch of its Second Global Report that provides a global outlook on financing sustainable development: “Moving from Momentum to Transformation in a Time of Turmoil”.

At the same time, Mistra Financial Systems launches a brand new study, developed in collaboration with the UNEP Inquiry, that maps out the Swedish landscape: “Finance and Innovative Investment in Environmental Technology: The Case of Sweden”.

The report launches will be followed by a discussion around the the potential for green finance to scale up, which key challenges that are posing barriers and the way forward.


09:30 Registration and refreshments

09:50 Green Finance – what role can Sweden play?

Introduction by Åke Iverfeldt, CEO, Mistra

10:00 From Momentum to Transformation – A Global Outlook

Stockholm Launch of the UNEP Inquiry Second Global Report

Simon Zadek, Co-Director, UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

10:30 The Case of Sweden

Mistra Financial Systems Launching Study on Finance and Innovative Investment in Environmental Technology

Gustav Martinsson, Mistra Financial Systems, Associate Professor in Financial Economics, Royal Institute of Technology and Swedish House of Finance

11:00 Panel discussion

Simon Zadek, UNEP Inquiry

Gustav Martinsson, Mistra Financial Systems

Karin Reuterskiöld, Danske Bank

Gunnela Hahn, Church of Sweden

Carl Hall, Green Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur, Author of “Miljökapitalisterna”

Moderator: Cecilia Repinski, Mistra Financial Systems