GIIN Investor Forum 2019

GIIN Investor Forum 2019

Wednesday 02 October 2019

Building on the success of the 2018 GIIN Investor Forum in Paris, which convened over 1,200 active and aspiring impact investors from over 80 countries, the 2019 Forum will present delegates with the opportunity to build relationships, share insights about new strategies, discover the latest industry developments, and explore ways to drive continued momentum and growth in the market.

FMO Investment Management is proud to be a sponsor once more of this important event.

The forum is the largest global gathering of impact investors. 

Impact investing is reshaping the future of financial markets as increasingly people are considering the societal and environmental impact of their investments in addition to their financial returns.

With more than 30 hours of content provided by 150 senior speakers, the GIIN Investor Forum agenda is designed to advance and scale the market by bringing all of the crucial elements of the world's impact ecosystem together in one place. Covering five core streams, our sessions cut through the noise and go straight to the heart of the industry’s most pressing issues. Whether you are a seasoned impact professional or new to the industry, this year’s agenda has something to offer you.

This year’s five core streams are:

Market Development


Product Development


Climate Environment

Climate &
the Environment


Diversity, Equity,
& Inclusion

Integrating Impact


FMO Investment Management is proud to be among the sponsors once more enabling more investor to learn about impact investing or touch base with known peers and compettitors.  

The forum will take place on 2-3 October, 2019, Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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