The 2016 edition of Green Week is approaching, and this year’s theme is investing for a greener future.
Green investing, or eco-investing, is a form of socially responsible investing where investments are made in companies that support or provide environmentally friendly products and practices.
Green Week is the biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy, and takes place from Monday, 30 May to Friday, 3 June in Brussels.
With COP21 adopted and in the process of ratification, Green Week falls during a time of increased attention being placed on climate change. According to the World Bank, the global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk.
“Investing is about more than money. It's about creating jobs and taking people out of unemployment. It's about ensuring our children breathe cleaner air on their way to school, it's about using raw materials and resources more efficiently, it's about preventing waste, and much more besides," according to the Green Week 2016 organisers.
There will be a number of events, conferences, and debates organised by the European Commission in order to discuss green investments for the future: a socially responsible business practice that is sorely needed.
“The many facets of green investment will feature throughout the week. Events and activities will take place across Europe, centred round a high-level conference in Brussels on Wednesday 1 June, with a wide variety of organisations and partners taking part. To show how the investments of today can help a "greener future" become a reality, each day of the week will focus on different aspects of the theme," says the Green Week website.
For the full program and registration of Green Week events, click here
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