• Sustainable finance

Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum 2018

While more and more people are already considering the societal and environmental impact of their investments in addition to financial return, positive-impact investments look set to redefine the future of the sector. The GIIN Investor Forum’s aim is to further these positive-impact initiatives by helping investors build and develop their practices.

The event, which is sponsored by BNP Paribas among others, is organised by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and PEI Media, and takes place on 30 and 31 October in Paris. Expecting over 1,200 participants and 150 speakers from 70 countries, this global forum brings together the most important people from the responsible finance and positive impact ecosystem. Best practices will be presented that contribute sustainably to shaping the future of impact investing and developing this market. 

Key figures on GIIN Investor Forum 






companies represented 

The programme

With more than 150 speakers and over 30 hours of content, the Forum agenda covers the full spectrum of issues and perspectives of the positive-impact sector, as well as the tools that are necessary to help develop investment strategies in line with these developments.

Some of the talks: 

  • On Tuesday, 30 October at 11.30 am, Frédéric Janbon, Managing director of BNP Paribas Asset Management, will present the entity’s approach to impact management and in particular our company’s expertise in solidarity investment. He will address the importance of measuring the impact of investments and will reiterate the convictions of BNP Paribas Asset Management in terms of investing in a responsible way for a better future.  
  • In another vein, on the Tuesday at 2.45 pm, Maha Keramane (Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance Europe at BNP Paribas) will participate in a panel discussion on the Social Impact Bond. An opportunity to highlight the challenges and opportunities of the sector as well as the current state of the market. 

See the full programme:   


The exhibition area

Strongly committed to impact investing, the BNP Paribas Wealth Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management teams will be present at the Bank’s stand to present their various initiatives.

Several social enterprises that are partners of BNP Paribas Asset Management will also be there to share thoughts with Forum participants. 

What is GIIN?

The Global Impact Investing Network is a non-profit organisation. Its aim is to increase the efficiency of impact investing around the world. 

Impact investing means investing in companies, organisations and funds that aim to generate a positive impact on society or the environment together with financial return.

BNP Paribas, a long-term commitment

Committed to financing microfinance institutions for nearly 30 years already, BNP Paribas has since 2013 also been developing a strategy to support social entrepreneurship and impact investing. With a commitment of more than EUR 1.2 billion, BNP Paribas uses all the means at its disposal to support companies that have a positive impact on society or the environment.  

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