Events

2020


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...