Responsible Investing : present situation

The annual ALFI conference on « Responsible Investing » was held on the 8th May in Luxembourg. A premium meeting point between professionals, but also researchers or any other actors pushing responsibility in front of the scene. We report below the highlights of this event. Insight into Investors’ Needs It was the topic of the first panel.. read more →

Even philanthropy should be ruled under governance principles

Can you imagine a multi-billionnaire business-man giving out his fortune without any compensation ? I took a little bit time over last week to read a very interesting article tilted “Dark side of giving : the rise of philanthro-capitalism”, from Naren Karunakaran, ET Bureau, Mar 25,2011. Most of the blow is about the Bill &.. read more →

Euro crisis : more questions than answers…

The Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg has reorganised a second round of discussions on the Euro crisis, during a conference held on 12th January, I attended. The topic is today once again very sensitive, as the EU states are still in tough negotiation what concerns the bail-out of Greece. During this conference, the focus was particularly.. read more →

A Peace Building certificate to label sustainable investments ?

When preparing today the conference organised by IBCL (Indian Business Chamber of Luxembourg) and to be held tomorrow in Luxembourg on the topic “Finance brings sustainable Peace” … I was thinking on a new kind on financial product to invent : the Peace Building certificate as it exists the Carbon Emission certificate. Investing in Peace.. read more →

How to define a social enterprise ?

The 2nd Forum on the Social Economy (*), organised by the department “Economie sociale” of the ministry “Economie et Commerce Extérieur” was held in Luxembourg on the 24th november. It is to outline the Luxembourg government’s policy and efforts in opening the debate with the opinion on how to move forward and at the end,.. read more →