UNEP FI 2003 Global Roundtable: Sustaining Value – A Meeting on Finance and Sustainability

Sustaining Value: A Meeting on Finance and Sustainability

20-21 October, 2003 | Tokyo, Japan

Coverage by IISD Linkages ‘Sustainable Developments’

*The views expressed are not necessarily those of UNEP or UNEP FI, or of its signatories.

Updates:

4 November 2003 | PDF: 637 KB Final speakers and participants list released (PDF: 637 KB). 27 October 2003 | Roundtable presentations are available online from the agenda pages. 21 October 2003 | Royal Award for Responsible Investment winners announced. 21 October 2003 | Closing conference statement released by Development Bank of Japan – PDF: 208 KB English and Japanese version (PDF: 208 KB). 20 October 2003 | Press Release: UN Environment Chief Challenges World’s Financiers: UNEP Launches New Initiative to Shift Investment to Sustainable Energy

About the UNEP FI Roundtable The UNEP FI 2003 Global Roundtable is the flagship event for UNEP Finance Initiatives, a unique public-private partnership between the United Nations and nearly 300 finance and insurance institutions. The Roundtable provides an opportunity for bankers, insurers, and asset managers from around the globe to discuss new ideas and challenges in the fields of finance, insurance, and sustainability. The Johannesburg Summit in 2002 recognised that financial institutions are critically important in the drive to integrate a “People, Planet, Prosperity” ethic into the workings of the market at every level. The UNEP FI 2003 Global Roundtable, “Sustaining Value”, explored how financial institutions and capital markets can become powerful drivers for sustainability. The 2003 Global Roundtable in Tokyo carried on a tradition which stretches back a decade, and has spanned the globe from Chicago, to Frankfurt, to Rio de Janeiro. ,

The UNEP FI 2003 Global Roundtable is supported by the UN Global Compact.

The Global CompactThe UN Global Compact is a voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with two complementary objectives:

  • Making the Global Compact and its principles part of business strategy and operations
  • Facilitating cooperation among key stakeholders and promoting partnerships in support of UN goals

UNEP FI is the Secretariat for the UN Global Compact Working group on Investors and Sustainability.

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DAY 2 – Tuesday, 21 October 2003

08:30
Registration
09:30
PARALLEL SESSIONS
Carbon SRI in Emerging Markets
10:45
BREAK
11:15
PARALLEL SESSIONS
Emerging Economies Sustaining Biodiversity: Benefits for Communities – Business Opportunities for Financial Institutions
12:30
LUNCH
14:00
PARALLEL WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Case Studies: Soil Pollution & Environmental Risk Assessment Materiality of Qualitative Risk Blowouts, Shareholder Activism and Pension Funds: SRI in 2003 Carbon Disclosure Project
15:30
BREAK
16:00
CLOSING SESSION
Building Sustainability into Finance
Closing Comments