In the 6th episode of the ELTI Podcastepisode of the ELTI Podcast, we catch up with Joanne De Jonge, Strategy Director of the young Dutch NPI Invest-NL.

In this edition, we speak about Invest-NL's journey, the importance of Impact Investment and briefly about what was discussed at COP26

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Fit for Financing 55: The contribution of National Promotional Banks and Institutions in Europe

Sustainable finance has been engrained in the DNA of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) for many years and even decades in some cases. EU Member States began developing their National energy and climate plans in 2019 where, in many cases, NPBIs took a crucial role in financing the implementation of these plans.

ELTI's latest brochure provides a taste of the importance and diversity of projects financed throughout the EU Member States. NPBIs are needed now more than ever in order to ensure our common future.

Together we can do more!


Implementation of the GBER – efficient and pragmatic feedback to the ongoing GBER consultation

ELTI has once again teamed up with sister associations European Association of Guarantee Institutions (AECM), European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) and the Network of European Financial Institutions for SMEs (NEFI), all of whom share multiple financial institutions as overlapping common members. In this position paper, these four associations came together to submit comments on the draft-amending regulation to the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) published on 6 October 2021.

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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ELTI Position Paper: General comments to the revision of the EU Financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union

In 2018 the European Commission (EC) made a promise: It would replace complex rules and procedures relating to the implementation of EU funds with a single, user-friendly rulebook focusing on results. ELTI members very much welcomed this approach as well as the real simplifications stemming from it and they continue to welcome any new real simplification measures. ELTI members are typically directly or indirectly subject to the EU Financial Regulation when a) implementing structural funds, b) implementing instruments of development cooperation, c) as intermediaries to the EIF and, this is new, d) in the context of InvestEU. 


In this fifth episode of the ELTI Podcast, we speak to Gaia Ghirardi, Head of Sustainability at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP).

In this edition we delve into the intricacies of Sustainable Finance, the European Green Deal and in particular: the EU Taxonomy.

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Fight the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: The contribution of National Promotional Banks and Institutions in Europe

ELTI published an electronic brochure on the direct contribution to fighting the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In this brochure you will find 15 examples of investments and activities from 9 ELTI members and 7 EU Member States. ELTI members have provided funds and taken multiple large-scale risks to fight against the pandemic.


Financing the social housing sector: which models?

Date: 21 May 2021 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CEST)

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The recession following the COVID-19 pandemic grants an increasing role to housing, making it especially harder for the most deprived to work in decent conditions. At the same time, social housing is considered an essential lever to achieve energy efficiency objectives and fight against energy poverty, as set out by the Renovation Wave. It is finally a key principle in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. As a result, adequate and sufficient sources of funding are required.

This webinar will be the occasion to explore different models of financing of the social housing sector in Europe and how they can be articulated. National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs), long-term investors, very active in financing social housing will share their experience in articulating national public resources, EU funding and private capital, along social impact private investors and experts on the field.

ELTI Podcast Launch

This week ELTI released the latest episode of its podcast, which focused on the activities of the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB).

In this episode ELTI Secretary General Helmut von Glasenapp speaks to Csaba Harsanyi, Director of the MFB Brussels Liaison Office with the discussion focusing on the development of MFB over the last 30 years as well as its response to the covid pandemic and its outlook for the future. 


ELTI Position Paper: InvestEU – Save the additionality principle

On 9 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted the final version of the InvestEU legal base. NPBIs looking forward to contribute to the implementation and the success of this innovative European financial guarantee instrument. Based on their experience, ELTI members produced a Position Paper summarising recommendations for a smooth and fast implementation of InvestEU in order to make it a successful long-term investment instrument.


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