Update INAISE’s position through the promotion of a content connected to the major issues of our times: the effects of climate change. In doing so, INAISE will be contributing to the creation of a strong coalition that will act on this subject.
3. Expected results
- Strengthening the network: the members of INAISE perceiving and are convinced of the added value of the association on topics that are related to their activities.
- Supporting existing initiatives and identification of concrete actions to launch among INAISE members, through the realisation of new alliances.
- Lobbying & advocacy: identify initiatives and set up the charters of financial actors in relation to climate change (Carbon Disclosure Project; Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change; Investors Group on Climate Group on Climate Change; Climate Wise; The Principles of Responsible Investment PRI, broader Global Reporting Initiatives (PRI)).
- Co-production objectives: a “climate change” working group, composition, objectives and work plan. To take stock on the activities of the working group “access to energy in the countries of the south” and reorient the work group in a larger and more structured manner. Orient the conference towards a concrete collective result, a co-production.
4. Key subjects and topics
Topic # 1 – Ethical banks and social investors facing climate change: risks, opportunities and practices
- Ethical banks and social investors are facing different risks in connection with climate change; what are these risks? What are their implications by activity sector and what policy of anticipation/adaptation or attenuation is there?
- Which opportunities present themselves for the early identification of risks related to climate change: image, business opportunities, risk reduction, reduction of negative externalities occasioned by the activities of financial actors and the projects financed by these on the environmental level?
- What are the practices by sector, by type of actor? What methods of evaluation and integration of risks related to climate change are there, what engagements to improve environmental performance? Financial products and mechanisms, experience in financing activities that counter climate change?
- Objective: Develop the commitments of INAISE’s members that form part of the irreversible process which means to reduce the impact of climate change, so that ethical banks and social investors become leaders in the sector.
Topic # 2 – Financial services and housing that respects the requirements of the environment.
- How can financial services facilitate fair (North/South, rich/poor, urban/rural) access to positive-energy housing?
- Who are the financial actors that invest in housing that respects the environment?
- On what type of green housing do these invest? (Passive houses, low-energy, bio-climatic, ecological) and with what equipment (double-flow ventilation, solar panels, windmill, good isolation, triple glass chassis, Canadian well, green roof etc.)? What modes of intervention?
- Existing partnerships, limits and possible improvements?
- Objective: Engage INAISE and its members in recognising and promoting housing that respects the environment.
Topic #3 – Engaging different categories of social finance actors to address effects of climate change
- The actors of the social economy have started to commit themselves on this topic, which presents many opportunities
- How can types of actors and modes of intervention be classified?
- Existing partnerships, limits and possible improvements: how can initiatives be interconnected?
- What are the implications in terms of operations and engagement for INAISE and for its members?
- Where does the ISO 26000 norm come into it?
- Objective: Engaging the members of INAISE to build quality financial partnerships on climate change, leading to exchanging action proposals and taking these to national and international authorities, for instance during Global Summits (Rio+20 on the subject of the “green economy”), or to the “Rencontres du Mont-Blanc”, etc.