Impact investing is the fastest growing investment strategy in Europe and a precursor to our belief that investment capital can and should address some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With global leaders agreeing on a universal 2030 sustainable development agenda, it is imperative that each individual, organization, and country contribute to societal change. 

The Impact Summit Europe is an investor- and invitation-only conference that aims to catalyse private institutional capital to support the financing of the SDGs and the mainstreaming of impact and sustainable development investing.

The Impact Summit Europe does not only offer an inspiring platform for investors to share knowledge, exchange best practices and challenge each other but also creates networking opportunities in the impact investment space, thereby making the experience enriching, fruitful and educational. The summit also provides a capital introduction and match-making platform across all asset classes to impact fund managers.

Why should you attend?

‘’We see it as our fiduciary duty to generate societal benefits with our (impact) investments’’

MN amplifies the ambition of Impact Summit Europe to accelerate impact investing and investments into the Sustainable Development Goals. We think the financial sector can play a very important role in reaching the SDGs. We see it as our fiduciary duty to generate societal benefits with our (impact) investments.

MN works to ensure the financial future of almost two million people in The Netherlands. We do so by implementing pension and social schemes for our clients. We aim for both financial and social return and long-term value creation. We manage more than 125 billion euros in an efficient manner, with a focus on people and the environment. As a universal owner we believe that a strong, resilient and equal society is an essential condition for the long-term financial performance of our
investments.

3 years ago MN embarked on the journey of impact investing. With the establishment of the Impact Framework we developed with our clients we are well equipped to scale up our impact investments and Sustainable Development Investments (SDIs). The Impact Summit Europe is a platform of great value bringing together impact propositions, asset owners, asset managers. The summit is about sharing knowledge, exploring new collaborations and seizing (impact) opportunities.

Karlijn van Lierop
Director Responsible Investment & Governance, MN

The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are a key element of the Impact Summit program. These goals are a group of targets set by the UN aimed at governments, NGOs and private industry to use to frame their agendas and political policies. There are 17 headline areas and a group of 169 specific targets under the headings. As a result of the Impact Summit 2016, 22 investors launched the Sustainable Development Goals Investing (SDGI) Agenda with the aim to strengthen intermediation and cooperation between the financial sector, the Dutch government and regulators, and help accelerate and trigger impact investments at scale. Learn more


LOCATION Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ Den Haag
Impact Summit Europe will be held on 20 and 21 March 2018 at the Peace Palace in the Hague, The Netherlands. This unique venue houses the Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the United Nations.