13-14 November 2012 | Bensberg, Germany

More than 150 professionals from the banking, investment and insurance industries, policy-making arena, civil society, media and academia gathered at Schloss Bensberg, Germany, on 13-14 November, to exchange knowledge and experience on the integration of sustainability in the DNA of the finance sector. The eighth edition of the Germanophone Roundtable Conference on sustainable finance was organized by the German Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions (VfU) in partnership with UNEP FI, and tackled the subject ‘Mainstreaming Sustainability in the Core Business of Financial Institutions’. By inciting participants to interact during plenary sessions and specialized workshops on sustainability-driven approaches across the various business lines of financial institutions, the event provided a holistic view of the changes needed to ensure that sustainability becomes business as usual in the finance sector. The event was kindly hosted by Generali Deutschland Holding AG. More information here.