• Mobilizing Green Finance for SMEs

    G7 Environment Meeting – April 5-6, 2017 – Venice Conference

     

    F_Confuorti_120_002by Francesco Confuorti, President, Advantage Financial

     

    It is a great honor for me to be present here today and address this important gathering. Mobilizing green financing for SMEs and enabling them to pursue green sustainable development is a core dimension of our common future.

    As it is well known, SMEs have been and remain the mainstay of the Italian economy and world famous “Made in Italy” label. Now the time has come to marshal technological innovation in the finance industry and mobilize funds wanting to invest in green ventures to foster sustainable SME development. SMEs, green financing and Fintech is the nexus from which will spring a promising future in Italy as well as in the rest of the G7 nations.

    It is with this perspective that Advantage Financial cooperated with enthusiasm with the Italian Ministry of the Environment, organizer of this conference. UNEP has for years worked on the challenges of mobilizing finance for green development; recognition is due to these efforts and UNEP’s contribution at this conference. – Read more

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