Events

2020


01/12/2020

Platform work in the Global South implies several benefits for workers such as more flexibility and more performance-oriented, uncapped pay. At the same time, several adverse working conditions such as a de facto lack of social protection or the inability...



30/06/2020 - 02/07/2020

The Solutions Lab recently reconvened for a series of online meetings from 30 June to 2 July under the bittersweet theme “Milan Online”. Bitter, because it reflects the reality that the world has been hit by a viral pandemic and...



25/05/2020

The outbreak of the viral COVID-19 pandemic has brutally exposed weaknesses in existing infrastructure systems: “grey infrastructure” expansion and the associated destruction of ecosystems facilitate the spread of zoonotic diseases, whilst excessive reliance on just-in-time value chains increases our vulnerability...



06/05/2020

Against the backdrop of the current multidimensional health, economic and social crisis, experts from The Solutions Lab: Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure reconvened virtually to discuss implications of COViD-19 for the sustainable infrastructure agenda. The webinar also served to prepare a...



Mexico City, Mexico 19/02/2020 - 21/02/2020

For the second time, the change agents from "The Solutions Lab - Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure", an initiative by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), met to identify, anaylse and work on scalable solutions addressing...


2019


Berlin, Deutschland 19/11/2019 - 21/11/2019

For the first time, the change agents from "The Solutions Lab - Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure", an initiative by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), met to identify, anaylse and work on scalable solutions addressing...



14/05/2019

TRANSFORMATIONS IN WORK A Webinar Series About Our Changing World of Work Hosted by the JustJobs Network and Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues The world in which we live and work is undergoing dramatic changes. Technological advancements from the “app economy”...



26/03/2019

  Background and Objectives The digital economy is changing business around the world, creating a more efficient intermediation of supply and demand for goods and services. It is disrupting sectors from commerce to transportation and accommodation to finance, while allowing...



18/03/2019

Green bonds have emerged as a key financial instrument for financing the transition to resource-efficient, low-carbon economies. This webinar gives a practical and concise introduction to the essentials of green bonds, covering the following topics: Background: Why green bonds matter...



18/03/2019

Green bonds have emerged as a key financial instrument for financing the transition to resource-efficient, low-carbon economies. This webinar gives a practical and concise introduction to the essentials of green bonds, covering the following topics: Background: Why green bonds matter...



25/02/2019

Background and Objectives Sustainable infrastructure development is recognized as a key driver to realizing both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. To reap this development potential of sustainable infrastructure projects, global stakeholders from the...



28/01/2019

TRANSFORMATIONS IN WORK A Webinar Series About Our Changing World of Work Hosted by the JustJobs Network and Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues The world in which we live and work is undergoing dramatic changes. Technological advancements from the “app economy”...


2018


19/12/2018

On December 4th in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the international summit Empresa + ComUnidad took place. The event had the objective to present, evaluate and redefine the strategic and thematic lines of the Empresa + ComUnidad Initiative. The event gathered together...



04/12/2018

TRANSFORMATIONS IN WORK A Webinar Series About Our Changing World of Work Hosted by the JustJobs Network and Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues The world in which we live and work is undergoing dramatic changes. Technological advancements from the “app economy”...



Beijing, China 02/11/2018

On November 2nd of 2018, GIZ and the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Research Bureau co-hosted the expert roundtable Towards a Common Understanding in The Green Bond Market in Beijing, with the technical support of SEB, China Energy Conservation and...



15/10/2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 1 – 3 October 2018 Women20 (W20) is an official engagement group of the G20 formed by a transnational network of women leaders from civil society organisations, the business sector, entrepreneurs and think tanks. Its objective...



27/09/2018 - 28/09/2018

The Stockholm Green Digital Finance hosted the Green Assets Wallet Partners Breakfast Meeting and the Green Assets Wallet Workshop at the Norrsken House in Stockholm on 27 September 2018. The two events concluded a part of the testing phase of...



28/08/2018

                TRANSFORMATIONS IN WORK A Webinar Series About Our Changing World of Work Hosted by the JustJobs Network and Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)   The world in which we live and work is undergoing dramatic changes. Technological...



17/07/2018

On 17 July 2018, Human Science Research Council (HSRC), South Africa, facilitated a video conference with project partners Center for Internet & Financial Innovation (CIFI) and LianLian Pay, both China, and Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) to discuss progress on...



26/06/2018

Stockholm Green Digital Finance (SGDF) invited all partners of the Green Assets Wallet (GAW) for a partners meeting in Stockholm on 26 June 2018. In the meeting the project team presented the progress of the ongoing beta phase. Most importantly,...



22/06/2018

Berlin on 28-29 May 2018 Global challenges require global solutions: With this credo, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) organised the 2nd Global Solutions Summit, established 2017 under the German Think20 (T20) Coordination. This year, in collaboration with...



18/06/2018

Sao Paolo, Brazil on 11 - 12 June 2018 Women20 (W20) is an official engagement group of the G20 formed by an international network of women leaders from civil society organisations, the business sector, entrepreneurs and think tanks. Its objective...



14/06/2018

Agenda UN Women Presentation W20 Presentation EMSD Presentation



06/06/2018

Green Banking: Mitigating Environmental Risks and Financing Sustainable Development | 23-25 May 2018 In cooperation with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Hangzhou Central Sub-branch, GIZ Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) co-organized the Green Banking Advanced Training, namely “Mitigating Environmental...



05/06/2018

A joint initiative of OJK, WWF Indonesia and Indonesia’s top 8 banks - supported by EMSD To show the commitment of eight of Indonesia’s leading banks, and to implement broad sustainable finance practices, on May 31st 2018 the Indonesia Sustainable...



04/06/2018

Women20 (W20) Argentina launched a series of during the OECD Forum 2018 in Paris – May 28 to May 30, 2018. The forum is an important part of the annual OECD Week that also features the OECD main Ministerial meeting,...



31/05/2018

Innovate 4 Climate Workshop in Frankfurt on 24 May 2018 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) are emerging as a force to transform the way climate action happens. This was emphasized in the session “Blockchain to Drive Climate and Development...



31/05/2018

Tandem Research hosts Scenario Workshop | 24-25 January 2018, Goa Building on the discussions around the Future of Work at the EPF Think Week 2017, EPF-members Tandem Research (India), CIPPEC (Argentina) and HSRC (South Africa) launched a project that seeks...



Mexiko-Stadt, Hauptstadtdistrikt, Mexiko 19/04/2018 - 20/04/2018

EMSD Workshop in Mexico City on 19 and 20 April Investments in infrastructure and the extractive industries can be a powerful engine for sustainable growth and development. When poorly planned and executed, they may create substantial risks, including for the...



04/04/2018

Stockholm Green Digital Finance convened a Green Assets Wallet partners' meeting, hosted by Öhman, in Stockholm late March 2018. Purpose of the meeting was to conclude the Alpha Phase of the project – which included interviews of all project partners,...



Hotel Catalonia Santo Domingo, Avenida George Washington, Santo Domingo, Dominikanische Republik 22/03/2018

On March 22nd, 2018, the Latin-American sustainability network RedEAmérica will organize its 10th annual international forum (Foro Internacional de RedEAmérica – FIR 2018) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. As part of its programme, the EMM network together with its strategic...



Av. Paulista, 548 – Bela Vista, São Paulo, Brasilien 19/03/2018

As part of the Sustainable Return on Investment (ROI) initiative, this event will serve as an interactive workshop where companies will be introduced to the “Sustainability Return on Investment Handbook: How to Analyse the Financial Return of Sustainability Projects”, which...



14/03/2018

With a 2-day Kick-off Conference on 1-2 February 2018, the Think20 (T20) – the think tank engagement group of the G20 – launched its work under the Argentinian Presidency. Ten thematic Task Forces were constituted and presented their work plans...



Av. 9 de Julho, 2029 – Bela Vista, São Paulo, Brasilien 13/03/2018

On March 13, at the facilities of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo, the “Sustainability Return on Investment Handbook: How to Analyse the Financial Return of Sustainability Projects” was officially launched. This document is the outcome of the...



09/03/2018

The second W20 Dialogue Forum took place in Berlin, where various German women associations jointly reflected on the results and the diverse experiences of the international women’s dialogue following the end of Germany’s W20 presidency, on February 23, 2018. Questions...



Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexiko 08/03/2018

On March 8th, the guidelines on how to build sustainable value chains by promoting the inclusion and strengthening of small suppliers in competitive and sustainable commercial chains were launched and presented to relevant actors within the framework of the trade fair...



08/03/2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2018), the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) together with organisations such as UN Women and the International Finance Corporation annually ring the bell for gender equality to raise awareness of the crucial...



02/03/2018

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) announces the Second Call for Proposals for its Challenge Fund. The Fund seeks to bridge the gap between communities of practice and thinking. It aims at incubating projects that through their specific cross-stakeholder character,...



02/02/2018

16 January 2018, Stockholm Stockholm Green Digital Finance and the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) team have convened on 16 January in Stockholm to kick off project activities for the Green Assets Wallet (GAW) innovation project. Participants discussed possibilities...



Goa, India 24/01/2018 - 25/01/2018

Building on the discussions around the Future of Work at the EPF Think Week 2017, EPF-members Tandem Research (India), CIPPEC (Argentina) and HSRC (South Africa) launched a project that seeks to shed light on future socio-economic and particularly employment impacts...


2017


11/12/2017

With the Group of 20 (G20) Presidency, Germany has also handed over its Women 20 (W20) Presidency to Argentina on 1 December 2017. W20 is one of the seven G20 engagement groups, forming a network of women’s organisations, female entrepreneurs...



28/11/2017

EMSD´s work to put sustainability aspects on the global infrastructure agenda is bearing fruit with renewed efforts to operationalise guidelines and best practices. The topic has featured prominently on the agenda of the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) since 2015,...



16/11/2017

As part of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asian Bond Markets Initiative, aiming at deepening the development of bond markets in Asia, the 12th Asian Bond Markets Summit highlighted twenty years of bond market growth since the Asian financial crisis...



16/11/2017

Earlier this year, Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Green Finance Advisory Group. Aiming to answer the question of which role stock exchanges can play in Green Finance, the group strives to develop practical recommendations for stock...



Peking, China 30/10/2017 - 02/11/2017

Digitalisation: Opportunities for Greener and More Inclusive Value Chains in Emerging Markets The impact of digitalisation is growing, not least in emerging markets: Whether it is renting a shared bicycle in New Delhi, taking out a small business loan in...



Peking, China 30/10/2017 - 02/11/2017

Digitalisation: Opportunities for Greener and More Inclusive Value Chains in Emerging Markets The impact of digitalisation is growing, not least in emerging markets: Whether it is renting a shared bicycle in New Delhi, taking out a small business loan in...



26/10/2017

Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) featured in two Shanghai events this September, the GIZ-Syntao Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Salon on the 13th and the inaugural Sustainable Business Awards of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) on the 12th....



24/10/2017

On October 12 Women20 and the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) co-organized an event in the realm of the WBG/IMF Civil Society Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. 70 representatives from the public, private and financial sectors attended ”Women20 targeting financial...



09/10/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) and its network the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) co-hosted a back-to-back technical workshop together with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) on September 27th, 2017 at the GIZ representation in Berlin. Adjacent...



Bangkok Thailand 27/09/2017

Sponsored by GIZ EMSD, a breakout session on gender rights in supply chains will be held from 09:00  to 10:30 on 27 September during the CSR Asia Summit 2017 (26 - 27 September, Bangkok). The topic of the discussion will...



25/09/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) is launching a Challenge Fund and invites actors from think tanks, multinational corporations, and the financial sector to jointly submit proposals. The Fund is open to a wide variety of projects, with different topics,...



22/09/2017

On 6 September, EMSD facilitated the first All-Women20-Presidencies Roundtable in Berlin in which representatives of all past, present and known future Women20 (W20) presidencies came together to discuss the future course of action for W20 in Argentina and beyond. The event...



Shanghai, China 13/09/2017

As part of its Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) initiative the EMM Network and SynTao, a leading Beijing based sustainability and CSR consultancy, warmly invite you to the “SROI Report Workshop” held in September 2017 in Shanghai. The workshop provides...



Shanghai, China 12/09/2017

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai Chapter with the support of GIZ, Technical Partner, and Shanghai Daily, Media Partner, have the honour to announce the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards, which will take place on 12th September, 2017 at Four Seasons...



Berlin, Deutschland 14/07/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), together with EPF's member think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Global Health Strategies (GHS), hosted a roundtable on women’s economic empowerment and reproductive health and rights on 14 July 2017 in the GIZ offices in...



Berlin, Deutschland 14/07/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), together with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Global Health Strategies (GHS), hosted a roundtable on women’s economic empowerment and reproductive health and rights on 14 July 2017 in the GIZ offices in Berlin....



03/07/2017

On 29 and 30 May, the “Global Solutions” Summit of the T20 – the think tank engagement group of the G20 – brought together around 1000 representatives of leading global think tanks in Berlin. Participants included renowned researchers, Nobel Prize...



15/06/2017

The first of its kind joint workshop of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) in Berlin on March 23rd brought together 30 initiatives and organisations on how to better cooperate on promoting sustainability in infrastructure...



13/06/2017

Following a G20 engagement group meeting in Berlin on international challenges of rapid digitalisation, representatives from Business20, Think20 and Women20 have now published a joint G20 engagement partners statement on ‘Ensuring Inclusiveness in a Digitalized World’. The statement was facilitated...



08/06/2017

As part of its Policy Initiative on the Digital Economy, which was formally launched during the EPF Think Week 2016, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) has been able to feed three policy briefs facilitated by it and authored by its...



Macao 01/06/2017

More Sustainable Infrastructure for the World According to New Climate Economy (2016) “significant investment is needed over the next 15 years: around US$90 trillion, which is more than the entire current stock. The global South will account for roughly two-thirds...



Berlin, Deutschland 29/05/2017 - 30/05/2017

EPF was invited to organize an expert panel on “Driving the Business Case for Sustainable Infrastructure” at the T20 summit, reporting on some of the findings of its Policy Initiative on this issue, and bringing experts from finance and policy...



Yangon, Myanmar 23/05/2017

Sharing good practices – leading the way towards sustainability The EMSD regularly partners with the programme “Social and Labor Standards in the Textiles and Garment Sector in Asia (SLSG)” in organizing round tables on sustainable textile production in Asian textile...



19/05/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) together with its partner China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) contributed to and organised a number of side-events at the OECD's 11th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply...



19/05/2017

Bringing together leading think tanks from emerging economies as part of its Policy Initiative on Innovation and Economic Diversification, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) in cooperation with the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) published a study on “The Role...



03/05/2017

The Women20 (W20) Summit, which took place in Berlin from April 24-26, 2017, came to an end with the handing over of the W20 Communiqué to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her current role as President of the G20....



Merchant House, Buitengracht Street, Kapstadt, Südafrika 28/04/2017

To share the research results and underlying ideas of the T20 Policy Briefs on digital skills and literacy, HSRC hosted an online presentation on “Bridging the Digital Divide: Skills for the New Age & Measuring Digital Literacy”. The seminar was...



27/04/2017

On the occasion of the Women20 summit in Berlin, April 25th and 26th 2017, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)  jointly with Women20 and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy  launched the Executive Summary of the study  "The Effects of Digitalisation on Gender Equality...



21/04/2017

Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) recently joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Green Finance Advisory Group. The group seeks to answer the question which role stock exchanges can play in Green Finance. It strives to develop practical recommendations for...



Beijing, China 15/04/2017

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Green Finance Committee was held on 15 April 2017 in Beijing with 500 participants from regulatory bodies, financial institutions and think tanks. The Vice Governor Dr. Chen Yulu named major green finance achievements in...



Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordanien 14/04/2017 - 17/04/2017

Given the importance of the topic, the T20 Summit featured a vast variety of inputs on digitalisation, such as the panels on “Digitalisation: Enabler of Inclusive Global Growth and Development” and “Dealing with Labour Market Challenges in the Digital Economy”....



São Paulo, Brazil 04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and was addressed to banks, potential issuers and investors (13 Dec 2016) and to regulators and potential verifiers (14 Dec 2016).



Buenos Aires, Argentinien 20/03/2017

In the light of the upcoming Argentine G20 presidency, Women20 Argentina (#W20ARG) launched the first G20 engagement group dialogue meeting in Buenos Aires on March 20th and 21st. The two-day conference and dialogue forum was facilitated and supported by the...



13/03/2017

In the light of the upcoming Argentine G20 presidency, Women20 Argentina (#W20ARG) launched the first G20 engagement group dialogue meeting in Buenos Aires on March 20th and 21st. The two-day conference and dialogue forum was facilitated and supported by the...



09/03/2017

In cooperation between Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), B20 Germany,  and Alliance for Integrity, the B20 Conference “From Aspiration to Business Action: The Agenda 2030 as driver for responsible business and anti-corruption in infrastructure development” took place on January 27th,...



06/03/2017

As a follow-up to the EPF Think Week 2016 on “The Digital Economy – Pathways for the Global Sustainability Agenda”, Economic Policy Forum (EPF) has supported international think tanks for collaborations on policy recommendations. Those are intended to flow into...



06/03/2017

In line with International Women’s Day, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) released its latest report on ‘How stock exchanges can advance gender equality’. This report has been supported by Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF), part of the Emerging...



Berlin, Deutschland 28/02/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) team facilitated a meeting convened by the Women20 engagement group of the G20, at the GIZ Representative Office in Berlin, Germany, on Feb 28th, focusing on digitalization and bringing together all  G20 engagement groups. With digitalization...



Shanghai, China 22/02/2017

We, the Chinese National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are pleased to invite you for a consultation on the newly reviewed China Social Compliance Standard 9000T (CSC9000T) on Tuesday, 21st February...



Berlin, Germany 27/01/2017

Description In cooperation between B20 Germany, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) and Alliance for Integrity, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the B20 Conference “From Aspiration to Business Action: The Agenda 2030 as driver for responsible business...



19/01/2017

The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and addressed regulators, potential issuers, investors, underwriters as well as to potential verifiers.


2016


13/12/2016

Economic Policy Forum hosted this year’s Think Week from October 31st – Nov 3rd, 2016, in Beijing, focusing on ‘The Digital Economy – Pathways for the Global Sustainability Agenda’. During two days of roundtable discussions sustainability-related challenges and benefits of...



São Paulo, Brazil 13/12/2016 - 14/12/2016

The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and was addressed to banks, potential issuers and investors (13 Dec 2016) and to regulators and potential verifiers (14 Dec 2016).



06/12/2016

On September 21st, 2016, the first workshop on Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) was held in Mexico City. Leaded by Ethos Public Policy Lab and the EMM Network, this first workshop introduced the objective of this global EMM initiative and...



Beijing, China 01/12/2016

On December 1, 2016, China WTO Tribune together with China Business Council for Sustainable Development organized The 9th International Conference on CSR Reporting in Shanghai. The EMM network, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals &Chemicals Importers &Exporters (CCCMC) and...



Mexico City, Mexico 01/12/2016

On 1 December 2016, the EMM Network, together with Ethos. Public policy Lab, organized the third workshop on Sustainable ROI in Mexico City, and presented the draft of the SROI Mexico final report. The EMM Network launched the Sustainability Return...



Berlin, Deutschland 30/11/2016

On 30 November, EPF co-organized the kick-off workshop of the T20 (Think20) Task Force on Forced Migration (TFFM) which took up its mission under the German G20 Presidency in Berlin. TFFM’s goal is to propose innovative, dispassionate and evidence-based policy options to...



Peking, China 22/11/2016

On November 22nd, 2016, the EMM Network together with the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) and the Department For International Development (DFID) jointly launched the Sustainability in Chinese Outward Mining Investments- Sustainable...



New Delhi, Delhi, India 18/11/2016

On November 18th 2016, the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), together with the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) organized a seminar on Sustainable Infrastructure: From Guidelines & Standards to Industry Practice in New Delhi, India. The seminar was part of...



Shanghai, China 07/11/2016

The Social and Labor Standards in the Garment and Textiles Sector in Asia (SLSG), China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC), and the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) organized the 3rd Round Table on Sustainable Production in the Textile and...



Peking, China 31/10/2016 - 04/11/2016

Economic Policy Forum (EPF) hosted this year’s Think Week from October 31st – Nov 3rd, 2016, in Beijing, focusing on ‘The Digital Economy – Pathways for the Global Sustainability Agenda’. During two days of roundtable discussions sustainability-related challenges and benefits...



25/10/2016 - 26/10/2016

The annual Global Roundtable (GRT) 2016 facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a key event for global leaders and agenda setters seeking to promote the green transformation of the financial sector. Dedicated to the...



México, Mexiko 20/10/2016

Second SROI Workshop. Mexico Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability - Ethos Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas   Programa: Retroalimentación de los participantes - ROI Sustentable Revisión del cuestionario - Inputs, Outputs, etc. Sesión de preguntas Ejemplos de variables proxies...



Barcelona, Spain 20/10/2016

Description October 20th SwitchMed Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Presentation and discution of the Guidelines developed to identify business opportunities in the abundance of waste and structure resulting models. Report Sofia Diaz shared how Danone is treating the life cycle of...



Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China 10/10/2016

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in China organized a Sino-German (Jiaxing) Roundtable on CSR in the Textile Industry due to the state visit of the Parliamentary State...



Mexico City, Mexico 10/10/2016 - 11/10/2016





Berlin, Deutschland 22/09/2016

EPF's policy initiative “Regional Integration” aims at developing policy recommendations that contribute to ensuring that regional integration processes are beneficial for all countries in a given region, and not only for the dominant economic one. In this context, EPF in partnership with...



México, Mexiko 21/09/2016

On September 21st, 2016, the first workshop on Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) was held in Mexico City. Leaded by Ethos Public Policy Lab and the EMM Network, this first workshop introduced the objective of this global EMM initiative and...



Vivanta By Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa, Indien 16/09/2016 - 22/09/2016

Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a member think tank of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) co-hosted the 8th BRICS Academic Forum from 19-22 September, 2016, in India. Back-to-back to the official event, ORF and RIS, in...



Beijing, China 31/08/2016

August 31st, 2016- the third workshop on Evaluation of Sustainable Return on Investment Project (hereafter referred to as SROI project) was held in Beijing by EMM for Sustainability, the GIZ GmbH, and SynTao Sustainability Solutions. During this workshop, current SROI...



26/07/2016

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Southern-African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) held a Business Breakfast Discussion on 'Regional Drivers and Barriers to Business' where the results of the joint...



10/07/2016

On the occasion of the Women20 (W20) summit in Berlin, on 25 and 26 April 2017, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)  jointly with W20 and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy  launched the Executive Summary of the study  “The Effects of Digitalisation on...



28/06/2016

In cooperation with its regional partner, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and with the support of the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN), SEB and GIZ organized the symposium Greening Capital Markets in Brazil – Paving the Way...



17/06/2016

The adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in July 2015 marked an important milestone: The international community defined a global framework for financing sustainable development supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. A successful implementation of the Addis...



Geneva, Schweiz 06/06/2016 - 07/06/2016

Insufficient infrastructure has been highlighted as a key impediment to sustainable economic development and prosperity in many countries. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the establishment of a Global Infrastructure Forum in Addis Ababa and an Investment and Infrastructure...



Beijing, China 30/05/2016

On May 30th, 2016, the EMM Network and its local partner SynTao Sustainability Solution hold the second workshop on sustainable SROI project evaluation in Beijing, China. Mr. Phillip Kruschel, Executive Director of the EMM Network, welcomed the initiative’s first round...



Lima, Peru 25/04/2016

By the time this year’s G20 Summit took place in Hangzhou, China, altogether eight official Think20 (T20) workshops have been held around the world as part of China’s G20 presidency. The T20 engagement group brings together leading think tanks which provide...



Beijing, China 07/04/2016

As a response to increasing concerns about climate change impacts, efforts to re-align our economies to a more sustainable path have risen significantly worldwide. The investments required to achieve such a green transformation are enormous. In China alone, over USD...



Beijing, China 31/03/2016

On March 31st, 2016, the first workshop on how to incorporate Sustainable Return on Investment (hereafter referred to as SROI) evaluation standards into the assessment of sustainability projects was jointly held in Beijing by the EMM Network and SynTao Sustainability...



Shanghai, China 25/02/2016

Recent trends in sustainable production of Asia’s textile and garment sector and China’s important role in the region were the main topics at the third roundtable on social and labour standards in the textile and garment sector in Asia. Sustainable...


2015


Beijing, China 14/12/2015 - 15/12/2015

Members of the Economic Policy Forum participated in the T20 Kick-Off Meeting in Beijing at the start of the Chinese G20 presidency. The Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IWEP, CASS) is in the...



São Paulo, Brazil 01/12/2015

Description As part of the Sustainability Return on Investment (ROI) Project, which is jointed implemented by the EMM Network for Sustainability and its Brazilian technical partner GVces – Centro de Estudos em Sustentabilidade da Fundação Getúlio Vargas EAESP-FGV, this event...



Panamá, Panama City, Panama 01/12/2015

Description The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Special Symposium on "Sustainable Mega-Infrastructure and Impact Assessment" will take place in Panama City from December 1 - 3, 2015 (Registration until October 31, 2015). Using nurmerous case studies, the symposium will...



Beijing, Pekín, China 02/11/2015

Description The Economic Policy Forum (EPF) will host this year’s Think Week on November 02 – 06, 2015, in Beijing, focusing on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development – Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Economies’. During two days of roundtable discussions issues such...



Beijing, China 02/11/2015 - 06/11/2015

The Economic Policy Forum hosted this year’s Think Week on November 02 – 06, 2015, in Beijing, focusing on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development – Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Economies’. During two days of roundtable discussions issues such as incentivising investments,...



Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02/11/2015

Description This symposium will focus on urban and regional resilience, as the next step of sustainable planning. It will bring together public officials, infrastructure engineers, planners, design professionals and academics to share next generation perspectives on urban resilience, focusing on...



México, Mexiko 13/10/2015

The International Conference “Industrial Areas – Be Competitive through Sustainability. Criteria for Best Practices” will be held in Mexico City on October 13 and 14, 2015. Organized by the Mexican Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the Mexican...



México, Mexiko 29/09/2015

    Description The 3rd Changemaker Leaders Summit (Encuentro Líderes Agentes de Cambio, ELAC), a dynamic and interactive meeting of Latin American industry leaders that promote a business culture with the purpose of contributing to both the society and the...



Tianjín, China 18/09/2015

China Mining Congress & Expo has been held once a year for sixteen years so far since 1999. In 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources jointly with Tianjin Municipal Government sponsored China Mining for the first time, and then this...



18/09/2015

On 08 February 2015, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and The Economic Policy Forum (EPF) co-hosted the concluding lunchtime panel at the Munich Security Conference (MSC). ORF and EPF also used the occasion to launch their report on “The Future...



18/09/2015

The Symposium on EU-Asia Capital Markets Relations was hosted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and co-organized by GIZ and the Asian Investors Association in May 2015. Asia’s capital markets are vibrant and volatile. There is great need to further...



18/09/2015

As part of the Sustainability Return on Investment (ROI) Project, which is jointed implemented by the EMM Network for Sustainability and its Brazilian technical partner GVces – Centro de Estudos em Sustentabilidade da Fundação Getúlio Vargas EAESP-FGV, this event on...



18/09/2015

A new tool for financial institutions to incorporate water risk in corporate bond credit risk analysis, unveiled on 8 Sept 2015, shows that several beverages, mining and power companies are significantly exposed to water stress. Seven financial institutions from Europe...



18/09/2015

EPF and TEPAV host Think20 Regional Seminar on Innovation and Technology Diffusion Experts agree on Key Messages and Recommendations for G20 Sherpas Under the umbrella of the Turkish Presidency of the G20, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Economic...



18/09/2015

Following the 7th annual Foro Internacional RedEAmérica in Merida/Mexico, which was co-sponsored by the EMM Network and the GIZ, the two networks signed a regional partnership agreement in order to jointly contribute to the transformation of Latin American communities through...



18/09/2015

This year's EPF Think Week on November 02 – 06, 2015, in Beijing, focuses on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development – Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Economies’. During two days of roundtable discussions issues such as incentivising investments, the role of the...



Santiago, Chile 01/09/2015

In cooperation with the CBI (Consensus Building Institute) and the SOFOFA (Sociedad de Fomento Fabril/Federation of Chilean Industry) the GIZ carried out an international seminar on how to engage with communities (¨Relacionándose con Comunidades") on September 1, 2015 in Chile....



Beijing, China 10/08/2015

  In preparation for the G20 presidency in 2016, the Renmin University for the third time hosted the G20 Think Tank Summit from July 30 to August 1 in Beijing. Organized by the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), and with Shanghai...



Paris, France 15/07/2015 - 16/07/2015

In the lead-up to the negotiations at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), under the umbrella of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF), are...



15/06/2015

Emerging markets are already the largest global infrastructure investors, while at the same time facing the largest investment needs. The scale of the challenge to deliver on the quantity and quality of infrastructure in emerging economies is unprecedented. Ensuring the...



05/06/2015

The EMM Network together with econsense - Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business and the China WTO Tribune is organising the 2. International Workshop on Responsibility, Sustainability, and Successful Supply Chains. The half a day event will bring together...



Beijing, Pekín, China 05/06/2015

Description The EMM Network together with econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business and the China WTO Tribune organized the 2nd International Workshop on Responsibility, Sustainability, and Successful Supply Chains. The half-day event brought together German companies and...



Moscow, Russia 21/05/2015

In the run-up of the 7th BRICS Academic Forum in Moscow, members of the Economic Policy Forum met on 21 May 2015 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, to discuss and finalize the first round of publications...



20/05/2015

The 9th Annual IFC Sustainability Exchange was hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and took place on the 20-21 May 2015 at the IFC Headquarters in Washington D.C., United States. The conference brought together more than 200 global practitioners from the private and...



Berlin, Germany 18/05/2015 - 19/05/2015

EPF and TEPAV host Think20 Regional Seminar on Innovation and Technology Diffusion Experts agree on Key Messages and Recommendations for G20 Sherpas Under the umbrella of the Turkish Presidency of the G20, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Economic...



México, Mexiko 29/04/2015

As part of an alliance with the ASPEN Institute, the EMM Network co-organised a thematic breakfast with representatives of some of the most important companies in Mexico. The objective was to develop a space of trust facilitating the interaction between...



29/04/2015

Description In the afternoon of the 29 April 2015, an International Seminar on Sustainable Development on China’s Outbound Mining Investments was conducted in Beijing. It was organised by the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemical Importers &...



17/04/2015

Description On 17 April 2015, an International Workshop on “Companies Sustainable Development in the Context of the “One Belt One Road” Initiative” was conducted at the Xiyuan Hotel in Beijing. It was organised by the Chinese International Contractors Association (CHINCA)...



24/03/2015

Description From 24-27 March 2015 the seventh annual Foro Internacional RedEAmérica, co-sponsored by the EMM Network and GIZ, was held in Merida, Mexico with the topic: “Business, Community, Development: Challenges of a Sustainable Perspective”. The forum brought together sustainability managers from...



11/02/2015

Description The EMM Network has partnered with Grupo Ercus to develop guidelines for Sustainable Industrial Areas (SIA) in Mexico, and thereafter implement these guidelines in a pilot project. On the 11 February 2015 at a signing ceremony at the GIZ Office...



Istanbul, Turkey 10/02/2015 - 11/02/2015

This Inaugural Meeting of Think20 brought together think tanks and high-level experts with the goal to identify topics and jointly develop analysis, for innovative policy approaches to be delivered to the G20 Leaders Summit. The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey,...



Munich, Germany 08/02/2015

On 8 February 2015, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and The Economic Policy Forum (EPF) co-hosted the concluding lunchtime panel at the Munich Security Conference (MSC). ORF and EPF also used the occasion to launch their report on “The Future...


2014


Beijing, China 03/12/2014

Description On 3 December 2014, the “Seventh International Conference on CSR Reporting” was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing. With the topic of “Responsible Communication Creates Value”, the Conference focused explicitly on the value of CSR reports in promoting...



Cape Town, Westkap, South Africa 25/11/2014 - 27/11/2015

Photo: SAIIA Following discussions earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro, EPF members met for their second roundtable on “Drivers of Regional Integration” in Cape Town, South Africa. The 2-day workshop was organized and hosted by EPF founding member, the South...



Beijing, China 03/11/2014 - 06/11/2014

More than a dozen experts from leading policy think tanks in emerging and industrialized countries met upon invitation of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) from 3 to 6 November in Beijing for a „Think Week“ around issues of „Successful Investment Policy...



24/10/2014

Description On 24 October 2014, the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) launched the Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Outbound Mining Investments. The guidelines are the outcome of a comprehensive and transparent development...



24/09/2014

Description On 24 September 2014, the EMM Network’s national representation in Chile hosted an interactive workshop themed ‘Challenge Sustainability: Solutions with the private sector in different parts of the world’ in Santiago de Chile. In a small-group setting, managers had...



Berlin, Germany 15/09/2014

Description From 15-16 September 2014, the Emerging Market Multinationals Network for Sustainability (EMM) and the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) held their first joint Global Summit in Berlin, Germany. In line with the topic “Emerging Market Investment Strategies: New Pathways for...



Berlin, Germany 15/09/2014 - 16/09/2014

Photo: GIZ, David Ausserhoffer On 15-16 September 2014 the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Emerging Market Multinationals Network for Sustainability (EMM) held their first joint Global Summit in Berlin, Germany on “Emerging Market Investment Strategies: New Pathways for Green Growth“. More...



26/06/2014

On the 26-27 June 2014 the EMM Network organised the workshop Designing Sustainable Supply Chains in Agribusiness together with Ashoka and Global Compact Mexico in response to the increasing number of large agricultural businesses in Mexico that use their resources,...



Conservas Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa de Lima, Mexiko 26/06/2014

The EMM Network established a strategic alliance with Ashoka and Global Compact Mexico to develop the ‘Designing Sustainable Supply Chains in Agriculture’ workshop. The main objectives of the workshop were to: Identify the general principles to create and manage a...



Baku, Azerbaijan 29/05/2014 - 30/05/2014

Supported by the UN Development Programme, the Swiss Development Cooperation (DEZA), and the Economic Policy Forum (EPF), international experts, policy analysts and business representatives met in Baku on May 29-30 for a workshop on „Developing a Skilled Workforce for Economic...



São Paulo, Brazil 08/04/2014

Description The first CSR Retreat in Latin America was held from 8 to 10 April at Club Transatlantico in Sao Paulo, Brazil. About 40 sustainability and C-level professionals of Emerging Market Multinationals (EMMs) from Brazil, Chile and Mexico as well...



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13/03/2014 - 14/03/2014

On March 13-14, the Economic Policy Forum met in Rio de Janeiro to formally launch its third Policy Initiative around issues of regional economic integration. The workshop was hosted by the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea), and supported by...



New Delhi, India 28/02/2014

The Economic Policy Forum held a workshop on Resource Policy, designed as a collaborative research platform, was hosted by Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi on February 28, 2014. Supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the EPF facilitates...


2013


01/12/2013

Sixteen CSR/ Sustainability Managers from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand met in Bangkok, Thailand from 1 to 4 December 2013 for the Network’s first Regional CSR Retreat Asia. In their discussions, they addressed the changing global and Asian...



Germany 16/11/2013 - 24/11/2013

The EPF study trip on “Diversification and Innovation Policies” to Germany and the Netherlands on 17-24 September was part of a series of international workshops, conferences and study tours addressing the different aspects of economic policies to promote diversification within...



Haikou, Hainan, China 03/11/2013

The second EPF Roundtable meeting took place on 3 November 2013 in Haikou, Hainan Province, PR China, back to back with the 2013 forum on “Growth, Transformation and Reform – Emerging Economies in the Next Decade”, and brought together representatives...



Hainan, China 01/11/2013 - 06/11/2013

The EPF Forum on the topic of “Growth, Transformation, Reform: Emerging Economies in the Next Decade” was organised by the China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) and EPF in Haikou, Hainan Province, PR China. Among the 350 participants were...



New Delhi, India 05/08/2013 - 07/08/2013

After a successful launch in January this year in Berlin, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) met at a conference on 'Resources Policy: Energy and Environment,' hosted by Observer Research Foundation (and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in...



12/03/2013

Description From 12 to 14 March 2013, the first Global CSR Retreat took place in Geneva, Switzerland. It was attended by 27 participants from around the globe, among them representatives of some of the largest companies in the world. In the...