Join the 5th ECN CrowdCamp: Sustainable Finance
11-12 June 2020
Sustainable finance differs from traditional finance by taking due account of environmental and social considerations as part of the investment decision. In the EU’s policy context sustainable finance is understood as finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account social and governance aspects. It also encompasses transparency on risks related to factors that may impact the financial system, and the mitigation of such risks through the appropriate governance of financial and corporate actors.
Crowdfunding allows for such considerations in general, but can be used to specifically address particular environmental or social issues while involving relevant communities and citizens. With the European Green Deal sustainable finance is key in developing its seven policy areas, and crowdfunding has already made a footprint in some of them. With a harmonised regulatory framework for crowdfunding about to be implemented, it is time to develop the industries footprint in the European Green Deal and establish crowdfunding as a key tool in the sustainable finance mix.
1. Status, trends and best practices on of sustainable finance crowdfunding
2. Challenges when implementing best practices and voluntary standards
3. Opportunities and challenges of sustainable finance actors in the financial market
4. Success Stories and the path to a sustainable crowdfunding industry
5. How are EU institutions viewing sustainable finance crowdfunding?
1. The sustainable finance and crowdfunding sector
2. Financial market professionals
3. Academics and researchers focusing on sustainable finance
4. Policy makers and EU representatives working on sustainable finance
5. SME and startup entrepreneurs working with or implementing sustainable finance solutions
1. To the creation of a sustainable future for Europe
2. To shaping a sustainable and inclusive finance sector
3. To building the foundation a professional and transparent crowdfunding industry
4. To ensuring relevant knowledge exchange and critical thinking
5. To increase trust and engagement with citizens and stakeholders for crowdfunding
To be announced in due course
Thursday, 11th of June 2020
5th ECN CrowdCamp
08:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
09.15 SETTING THE CONTEXT
09:45 PANEL 1 – Opportunities and Challenges: Sustainable Finance in the Financial Markets
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:15 PANEL 2 – Crowdfunding the European Green Deal: Scaling-up investments for energy efficiency
12:00 LUNCH & Networking
13:45 SPOTLIGHT ON: Case Studies
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15.30 PANEL 3 – The next challenge: Making crowdfunding sustainable
16:30 PANEL 4 – The investor’s perspective: Sustainability, Transparency and Investor Protection
17:15 CLOSING KEYNOTE
17:30 EPILOGUE & NETWORKING DRINKS
Friday, 12th of June 2020
5th ECN CrowdCamp
09.00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
10:00 ECSP for a competitive European Capital Market
10.45 PANEL – Maturing into a harmonised EU regulatory framework
11:45 CLOSING KEYNOTE
ECN General Assembly – ECN Members
13.00 – 14.00 ECN General Assembly & Industry Strategy 2021
CitizEE Capacity Building Workshop – Invitation only
14.30 – 18.00 Crowdfunding for Energy Efficiency
Citizen financing schemes, crowdfunding and cooperative models alike, have been a success in financing renewable energy projects. However, citizens involvement in such alternative financing mechanisms is still far from having reached its full potential, especially when energy efficiency projects are the ones seeking funding. This workshop aims at supporting European public authorities to scale up investments for energy efficiency in the building sector through attracting citizen private investments. This workshop is part of CitizEE (Citizen Financing for Energy Efficiency), a project receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020.
The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN), founded in 2011 as an interest group and formally established in 2013, is a professional network promoting adequate transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building.
ECN executes initiatives aimed at innovating, representing, promoting and protecting the European crowdfunding industry as a key aspect of innovation within alternative finance and financial technology.
CrowdCamp is an annual event created by the ECN to promote crowdfunding as an innovative finance source, educate entrepreneurs on how to use it, raise awareness among investors on its potential.
Every year CrowdCamp focuses on a different application of crowdfunding, inviting crowdfunding platforms and relevant stakeholder in the selected field, this year the renewable energy sector.