CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Responsible Investment for Peace and (...)

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CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Responsible Investment for Peace and (...)

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2nd Annual International Conference on CrowdFunding and Smart Finance for Peace and Development - 12 and 13 December, 2017, United Nations
One week of High Level Meetings, Crossing the Spheres of the Stakeholders
The halfway point between the PORTO-ALLEGRE FORUM and the DAVOS FORUM ; the platform for the creation and development of projects for peace and SDGs.

Introduction

2nd International Annual Conference on CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Responsible Investment for Peace and Sustainable Development - 12 and 13 December, 2017, United Nations
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Call for Contribution 2017 :

International Annual Conference on CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Responsible Investment for Peace and Sustainable Development
December 11-15, 2017
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The program

REGISTRATION FORM

Investment VS Donation

What is Truly the Best for Development ?

Wednesday December 13, 2017

from 09:00 to 12:00

Wednesday evening, de 19:00 à 23:00 : Networking Dinner of Citizen of the World and Finance for Peace and Development Networks

FREE ENTRANCE UNDER SUBSCRIPTION (United Nations Access Pass)
Presentations will be held in english and french. Debates and questions will be organized in english and french.
Leading Projects of Scientifical Projects Development and Crowd Sources Sustainable Solutions since 1992, and creating 1st Participatory Scientific Researches Camps in 2004, the NGO Objective Sciences International have the Special Consultative Status to United Nations. Active in all continents, the NGO organize every year, since 2012, the International Annual Conference on Rights of Nature in United Nations, at which one participate all Governments actives in this domain or interested by these works. From 2016, and every year, OSI organize into the heart of the United Nations hemicycle the International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, in order to allow all the actors and operators in these domains to exchange, meet and share directly and at the largest international level.
Crowd Sourced Finance

Operators of CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies who exchange already at national and continental levels (Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Middle-East...) and who desire to exchange together, and share practices and solutions, at the world level, meet together at the Annual International Conference organized in the United Nations.

Crowd Lending / Crowd Supporting / Crowd Investing / Smart Finance / Appropriate Technologies

Several public or associative organizations that are active in the domain of CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, federated or organized, at the national level. The main national actors, the federations, and the specific operators, organized presently at the international level, and are called to meet annually at the end of the civil year, at the International Annual Conference on the CrowdFunding, Smart Finance and Appropriate Technologies, at United Nations, in Geneva.

This annual space of sharing results and pooling of skills, allow to the actors of the domain to exchange practices, solutions, ideas, needs.

Your Annual Exchanges Resource

In the following of the national and continental meetings that are organized in each country and continent by the local federation, this International Annual Conference at United Nations allow the actors to implement in consultation, or to inform mutually, of progress and actions they lead during the year, or that they have in project.

The participants at this Conference are:

  • Local and regional actors of different countries
  • Thematic Actors by disciplines of finance and of crowdfunding
  • Regional or national federations
  • Thematic Federations, by disciplines of finance and of crowdfunding
  • Large Institutions of Finance, Sustainable Development and Economy
  • Government departments (Economy, Industry, Finance ...) and international associations of Ministries
  • Specialized Journalists (finance, economy, science, environment, education, sustainable development ...)
  • UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP ...)

Subjects that are in the agenda of December 2017 are:

  • Standards and references of exchange on Participatory Finance practices between national and international organizations
  • National and international Charts of Participatory Finance, examples, projects, ongoing discussions of shares
  • Financing Solutions of the actions of Development and New Appropriate Technologies
  • Access of citizen actors to the Development of Projects beyond their simple financial contributions
  • Administrative Status / legislative / recognition / etc of actors of Smart Finance projects
  • The Citizen Participatory Finance, beyond the digital interface
    - * Expected Features of web portals of Participatory Finance
  • Services for Participatory Finance provided by FabLabs
  • Dissemination and Exploitation of the results to the uninvolved Big Public
  • Road map for the mutual opening of the data collected
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Detailed Program

Exchanges between stakeholders of the meeting will happen in a round table between speakers and debates with the audience of the Assembly.

Organiser : NGO Objective Sciences International, Geneva

Chairman :

Thomas EGLI, President of Objective Sciences International

Moderators :

Maxime PALLAIN, Membre of the Swiss syndicate of the CrowdFunding Organisations, CEO Switzerland of Raizers. Raizers is a plateform of crowd investment online, unlisted stocks, active in Switzerland, France and Benelux. This company propose to its crowd-community 2 main products of investment, capital shareholding in SME and and debenture loan in more mature companies or specific sectors like property development : https://www.raizers.com/

Alexandre Gaillard, CEO at InvestGlass


Here the Programme of the 5 days of GENEVA FORUM of December 2017, where are described the 2 days dedicated to the Conference on Finance and Science for Peace and Sustainable Development Goals.

Programme of GENEVA FORUM 2017 (Public side)

Official Opening Session - Wednesday 13 December 09:00

Session organised in partnership partenariat entre RAIZERS, Invest Glass, la Swiss CrowdFunding Association and Objectif Sciences International.

  • Keynotes
  • Remarks on current situation
  • Remarks about concepts of the International Annual Conference

Partners for the 2017 Conference :

Already Validated Presentations

Is participative investment (charity, equity and lending), a sustainable solution ?

Maxime Pallain, RAIZERS


The state of investments in developed countries.

Mansour KHALIFE, Managing Partner at MNK Partners​

What role should private bankers play? What are banks’ policies and habtits?

Olivier CALLOUD, Chief Executive Officer at Banque Piguet Galland and Guy CHARLET, Senior Investment Manager, Piguet Galland​

Could nonprofit organizations and private corporation share common goals?

Sabrina Cohen Dumani, President at Nomads Foundation

Présentations en cours de validation

Conscious Investing - can my good intended investments do more harm than good?
I have recently launched a book on the topic of "Conscious Investing" https://www.harriman-house.com/consciousinvesting
An important Topic in the conscious investing context is the question of "fiduciary duties" of large institutional Investors - vis-a-vis the nextGeneration of clients - in the context of climate Change (i.e. fossil fuel investments). Another important topic in the book is the question of advancing holistic governance structures vis-a-vis nature and examining environmental harm in the human rights context. This is all important when considering the bigger picture of SDG-investing and in particular of SDG-Impact investing.
We could tailor an up-to-date presentation here on these "burning issues" that can be mitigated with conscious investing approaches.
Mrs Christin TER BRAAK-FORSTINGER, Switzerland, Chi Impact Capital, www.chi-impact.com


Impact investing and the SDGs
How to use impact investing to finance the SDGs
All investments have an impact, whose epithet could range from positive to catastrophic. Impact investments is about positive impact. How can we use impact investing to finance the SDGs? Should we seek social and environmental impact first and create the opportunity for financial return or should we aim at a financial return first - the fiduciary duty imperat - and add social and environmental impact? We could replace this sequence-thinking model by a global approach to incorporate the SDGs into all type of finance. One convening line along these paths is that we should adopt a long-term view.
What is Impact Investing ? According to GIIN (Global Impact Investment Network) impact investments have the intention to generate social and environmental results alongside the financial return.
For impact investing to finance the SDGs, we need sustainable business cases, points capacity building to convert them into sustainable cases. We need innovative finance, blend finance. We need data to make informed decisions and start-up capital for new enterprises with not-yet impact to showcase and we need standards to measure impact, such as IRIS (Impact Reporting Investment standards) the impact measurement arm of GIIN. Digitalisation enables impact investing via blockchains, a technology to track transactions and enhance transparency. And to make our buiness model succeful we need to move away from waste-producing business models and adopt modular business models and promote ecosystem/landscape style business models with 3 actors NGOs, enterprises and Investors.
Mrs Francesca NUGNES, France, FAST Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade, www.fastinternational.org


Futures Contract From the Perspective of Islamic law and Establishment of Muslim Countries Stock Markets
Nowadays, along with the progress of growing technology in global village, the need to upgrade Financial Derivatives is so clear more than ever.
In this keeping up to date, thinkers and scientists of economics and finance have initiated designing of Financial Derivatives to answer economy’s need in different aspects including adequate liquidity to resolve the dynamics associated with.
In Muslim countries based on Islamic teachings, there are some restraints on transactions which Muslims and their states are required to follow in international arena. This is a place where experts in finance affairs and Muslim scholars should cooperate and collaborate with each other and review these designed Financial Derivatives in international financial markets and correspond them with Islamic law and clarify whether using these Financial Derivatives is ok from the viewpoint of Islam or even there is a need to design new Financial Derivatives based on Islamic teachings.
Mr Ghasemali SABOURI, Iran, Mufo Uni

Futures Contract From the Perspective of Islamic law and Establishment of muslim countries stock market
In Muslim countries based on Islamic teachings, there are some restraints on transactions which Muslims and their states are required to follow in international arena. This is a place where experts in finance affairs and Muslim scholars should cooperate and collaborate with each other and review these designed Financial Derivatives in international financial markets and correspond them with Islamic law and clarify whether using these Financial Derivatives is ok from the viewpoint of Islam or even there is a need to design new Financial Derivatives based on Islamic teachings.
Mr Mohieddin MOHAMADI, Iran, University MUFO (Russia)


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