The new role of finance and financial investments.
The session brings together the experiences and practices of regulators, investors, asset managers and advisors to understand how finance and financial investments can play a role in facilitating the shift towards a greener society. In fact, the world’s attention is currently shifting towards climate change consequences and the potential negative effects of a growth paradigm centered only on economic performance. Can finance help pave the way towards a more sustainable growth paradigm?
While traditionally SMEs have mainly resorted to bank loans to cover their funding needs, recently new sources are gaining popularity, including corporate bonds (the so called mini-bonds), listing on stock market (AIM), private equity and crowdfunding.
The session brings together the experiences and practices of regulators, investors and advisors to discuss open issues and opportunities offered by these new financing instruments.