Presentation and launch of the Positive Impact Initiative, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 November 2017

EVENT                   AGENDA                      SPEAKERS                     REGISTER                     LOCATION

*Online registrations have closed. If you would like to attend, please email *

UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23rd November 2017, which will be hosted by Dutch Central Bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), in partnership with the Dutch members of the Positive Impact Initiative: ABN AMRO, ING Bank and Triodos Bank.

With the participation of Frank Elderson, Executive Director, DNB, and high-level representatives from the financial sector, the event will gather approximately 100 participants including commercial banks, investors, insurers, corporations, rating agencies, analysts, auditors and public sector representatives from central and municipal governments, as well as development banks.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • The funding gap to achieve SDGs and the sustainable development agenda: what kind of innovation do we need?
  • Impact: the basis for a new asset class?
  • The Positive Impact initiative, including the Principles for Positive Impact Finance.
  • The role of Dutch financial institutions, companies and public entities in the Netherlands and abroad.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Carola van Rijnsoever, Director Inclusive Green Growth, Ambassador Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
  • Denis Childs, Head of Environmental and Social Advisory and Positive Impact Finance, Société Générale
  • Eveline Jonkhoff, Strategic Advisor, Sustainability Strategy & Circular Economy, City of Amsterdam
  • Frank Elderson, Executive Director, DNB
  • Hans-Ulrich Beck, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Development, Sustainalytics
  • Hugo von Meijenfeldt, Coordinator Implementation SDGs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Amsterdam municipality
  • James Vaccaro, Head of Corporate Strategy, Triodos
  • Jan Raes, Sustainability Advisor, ABN AMRO
  • Leonie Schreve, Managing Director – Global Head Sustainable Finance, ING
  • Maryse Hazelzet, Sustainability and CSR Advisor, Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
  • Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments
  • Sandrine Enguehard, ‎Head of Cross-product Green/PI Structuring, Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking

For further information please contact:

To learn more about UNEP FI’s Positive Impact Initiative, please visit the webpage here.

Follow Positive Impact events and latest news on UNEP FI’s social media accounts:
Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook