What future for socially responsible investing?

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CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

Socially responsible investments (SRIs) have become an important complement to traditional government aid for global health and development. In the effort to balance a more long-term horizon with wider contextual factors, such as global health and environment, SRIs in recent years have been shaping up in different ways.

Among those, impact investment is an innovative approach that uses investment products to address social issues directly, by funding projects that help reduce poverty, improve access to healthcare and support solutions for other major societal issues while achieving financial returns for investors.

This panel discussion will discuss the different models and the future of SRIs. Among those, the discussion will focus on the innovative model of Vaccine Bonds issued by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), which complements traditional government aid by raising billions of dollars to support GAVI immunisation programmes in the poorest countries.


  • René Karsenti, Chairman, International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) and President, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
  • George Richardson, Head Capital Markets, World Bank
  • Tilman Lueder, Head of Unit Asset Management, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
  • Claire Roumet, Secretary General, Cecodhas Housing Europe
  • Emmanuelle Ostiari, SRI Analyst, MIROVA - Responsible Investing, Investment division of Natixis Asset Management
  • Karel Lannoo, General Manager of ECMI and CEO of CEPS [moderator]



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For more information please contact Karin Lenk at karin.lenk@ceps.eu or phone 0032 2 229 39 78.