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InvestEU Launch3

InvestEU was launched on Wednesday, 18 March 2021 by EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni in the presence of more than 850 participants. This underlines the great interest in InvestEU all over Europe. After the presentation of the new instrument by DG ECFIN the Implementing Partners EIB, EBRD and our Polish member BGK on behalf of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) took the floor. ELTI members will contribute with their experience and market know-how at local, regional and national level in order to trigger new investments all over Europe.

Let us continue to work together!

ELTI GA 2021Great that we can meet in person again!

ELTI members held their 2021 General Assembly in Brussels this year. After more than 18 months of virtual meetings, the participants highly appreciated the possibility of discussions with their colleagues from NPBIs of more than 20 EU Member States. The economic situation during the COVID-19 crisis, the outlook for the EU recovery, the contribution of NPBIs to fight climate change as well as the implementation of InvestEU dominated the discussions. President Laurent Zylberberg also welcomed representatives from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund who participated intensively in the discussions.

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Registration

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) would like to invite you to the webinar 'Have we learnt the lessons of the Covid-19 crisis? Investing in more and better social infrastructure for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies' on Thursday, 30 September 2021 from 14:30 to 16:00 (CEST)

Growing social inequalities and chronic underinvestment in public infrastructure reinforce each other in increasing the vulnerability of societies and economies to unexpected shocks. Earlier this year, European leaders reaffirmed at the Porto Social Summit that the recovery must be sustainable, inclusive and fair, while infrastructure is currently a top priority of the G20.

Bridging critical social infrastructure gaps to ensure equitable access to high-quality and affordable essential services for all remains one of the most effective ways to promote social cohesion and integration. The session will take stock of the social infrastructure gap, with a special focus on Europe, make the case for the prioritisation and scaling up of financing in support of social sustainability objectives.

EPC Event

Agenda   EPC Policy Brief   FEANTSA Report

The European Policy Centre (EPC) organised a conference about European investment in social and affordable housing. Commissioner Nicolas Schmit underlined the difficult situation in many EU Member States and for too many European citizens. Different EU financing instruments including ESIF, InvestEU and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). ELTI Secretary General Helmut von Glasenapp presented experience of NPBIs to combine public and private investments. Based on the findings of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe and the final report shows the different approaches of the EU Member States when asking for the experience of NPBIs and the transfering of good solutions to other markets.

FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless also recently published a report about the situation.

The 2020 ELTI General Assembly took place on Friday 4 December 2020 as a virtual meeting. President Laurent Zylberberg and Secretary General (SG), Helmut von Glasenapp expressed their disappointment in not being able to meet in person this year but looked forward to 2021 with the hope that we will be brought together again soon.

This year's General Assembly focused on the European commitment of NPBIs with three presentations and a panel discussion.

Press Release

Amsterdam - The official launch of Invest-NL took place on 16 January 2020 in Amsterdam in the presence of Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes. As a private company led by Wouter Bos, Invest-NL will provide financing to companies that will make the Netherlands more sustainable and more innovative. With a share capital of 1.7 billion euros, Invest-NL’s focus at launch is on the energy transition and on innovative, fast-growing companies (scale-ups).

 

SINV EU 20 Postponement Partners

An important update from Climate Action regarding the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020.

We deeply regret having to inform you that we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020 that was due to take place on 10th March in Paris.

New dates will be announced as soon as possible. This very difficult decision has been made in response to the growing concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COP25ELTI

From L to R: Carlos Linares Penaloza (COFIDE), Antonio Bandres (ICO), Helmut von Glasenapp (ELTI), Emma Navarro (EIB), Ana de la Cueva Fernandez (Ministry of Economics), Jose Carlos Garcia de Quevedo (ICO), Edgardo Alvarez Chavez (ALIDE), Gema Sacristan (IDB), Lutz-Christian Funke (KfW)

In 2018 ELTI members committed a financing volume of more than €140 bn of which more than €50 bn were invested in more than 300.000 sustainable projects all over Europe. The share of sustainable investments of our members is more than 30% of all commitments. This result is a strong incentive to remain frontrunner in sustainable finance in the years to come. Following the commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, decided under COP21 in Paris, carbon-neutral projects need to be implemented and financed today. The role of Long-Term Investors has become more important today than ever since infrastructure investment projects have an average lifetime of around 30 years whilst projects which require long planning phases – and financed today, might run longer than 2050.

green finance

*Please note that this event has been postponed to a later date*

Sustainable Finance has gained more and more relevance in our business and the latest policy decisions are pointing even more in this direction. The European Commission presented the European Green Deal which includes a Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and the National Energy and Climate Plans which will trigger more sustainable finance activities of NPBIs. However, ELTI members and the EIB have experience in very different fields of sustainable finance ranging from Green and Sustainable Bonds, sustainable infrastructure projects, energy-efficiency programmes to financing research and development projects in this field. In 2018, ELTI members committed more than 35% of all credit approvals for sustainable projects.

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Agenda

ELTI Secretary-General, Helmut von Glasenapp participated in the European Parliament Seminar on “InvestEU & the Economy of Well-being: making the most of local know-how”, on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Hosted by Mr. Alfred Sant, Member of the European Parliament and the Steering Board for Social Infrastructure investment and co-organised together with European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the Lifelong Learning Platform, this joint event brought together the main representatives of the social services, health, education, social and affordable housing and ageing sectors at European level in order to discuss concrete plans for ensuring there is sufficient support for the development and financing of quality local social projects via the InvestEU programme.

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Contact

European Long-Term Investors a.i.s.b.l.
Rue Montoyer 51
B - 1000 Brussels
Belgium
secretariat@eltia.eu