About The Event

Island Finance Forum 2021

The Island Finance Forum brings together senior financiers, development partners and regulators to share and exchange expertise on sustainable and inclusive financial structures in island communities. The Forum aims to highlight the unique financial challenges faced by global island communities and the solutions for sustainable economic recovery and inclusive growth in a post-pandemic world.

This virtual event will be accessible to attendees from across the globe in a variety of interactive sessions, including networking opportunities to meet and exchange ideas face to face or in small groups. Attendees can choose which of the topics and sessions they actively participate in and after the event many will also watch and comment on the session recordings.

The Island Finance Forum will:

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Bridge the gap between sustainable development practitioners and financial stakeholders.

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Help island stakeholders access expert knowledge and financial opportunities available to them.

3

Showcase the economic opportunities available from investing in the sustainability sector on islands – particularly impact investing and ESG.

Free Registration!

Island Finance Forum 2021

Register now to attend the various online sessions taking place 14-15th April 2021.

Registration is FREE, but spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now!

Can’t make the live event? No worries! Register for the event, and we’ll send you the replay link after the event. If you can attend live, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions to speakers and interact with other guests.

Please complete your registration today to ensure you get the latest updates, access to the live sessions and copies of the recordings!

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Key Topics

Island Finance Forum 2021

The Island Finance Forum will address the following topics:

Impact Investing & ESG

Climate Change, The Blue Economy & Natural Capital

Insurance & Risk Management

Economic Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

Financing the Green Energy Transition & Low-Carbon Infrastructure

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Access to Finance & Debt Restructuring

Fintech for Financial Inclusion

Speakers to be announced in early 2021

Agenda

Island Finance Forum 2021

More details coming soon

Wednesday

April 14, 2021

Official Opening Session

The opening session of the Island Finance Forum will provide an overview of the key topics and areas of discussion taking place across the two-day event.

Economic growth in a post-pandemic world

This session will explore approaches and solutions for economic recovery and inclusive growth in a post-pandemic world.

Impact Investing and ESG

How can impact investing and ESG drive sustainable and green economic growth for island communities?

Financing the Green Energy Transition & Low-Carbon Infrastructure

Using different case studies, this panel will discuss moves to cleaner and sustainable energy and the role of finance as an enabler to the green energy transition and a low carbon future.

Insurance & Risk Management

Mitigating risk in small economies and finding creative insurance solutions for infrastructure projects.

Pacific Island Roundtable

The session co-organised with Mana Pacific will analyze and discuss solutions to the specific financial challenges Pacific Islands face in the sustainable energy transition including:
– Access to capital
– Cost of equipments (lack of scale)
– Master planning for renewable energy and island resiliency (lack of coordination)
– Geopolitical issues

Innovative Solutions Showcase

Organizations will be showcasing their latest innovative solutions and emerging technologies in a series of quickfire pitching presentations.

Networking Sessions

We will host interactive networking sessions on each day of the Forum where attendees can jump from table to table and meet key stakeholders from across the globe, engage with one another and make connections.

Thursday

April 15, 2021

Climate Change, The Blue Economy & Natural Capital

What opportunities does The Blue Economy and Natural Capital offer to mitigate climate change across island communities?

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

How can blockchain & cryptocurrencies accelerate sustainable development?

Fintech for Financial Inclusion

How can Fintech transform the way organisations operate?

Access to Finance & Debt Restructuring

This session will explore approaches needed/being implemented to steer economies towards resilient and green growth.

Innovative Solutions Showcase

Organizations will be showcasing their latest innovative solutions and emerging technologies in a series of quickfire pitching presentations.

Networking Sessions

We will host interactive networking sessions on each day of the Forum where attendees can jump from table to table and meet key stakeholders from across the globe, engage with one another and make connections.

Closing session

This closing session will focus on the crucial messages derived from the key themes and lessons-learned during the Forum with a look at how they can help inform approaches going forward for the benefit of island communities.

Sponsors & Partners

Island Finance Forum 2021

Sponsors

Get in touch with us today and find out how you can support the Finance Forum. Click Here to Become a Sponsor.

Mana PACIFIC INC.

”Mana” throughout the Pacific is the “life force” within all living things and is grounded in the Hawaiian tradition of “Ahupua’a” or Collective and Equitable Prosperity.

We are a renewable energy project development Benefit Corporation focusing our ‘mana’ on delivering resilient and renewable energy projects that reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels and lessens the impact on the environment while improving the equitable access of sustainable, affordable energy.

We are different because of Our People and Our Approach.

We are addressing energy and resource scarcity and climate risk in the Pacific by employing transformational, disruptive, and regenerative business models and solutions to create opportunities for change at every segment of the economic spectrum.

By returning the Pacific Island Communities to their ancestral ways of living in a self-sustaining manner which operates in harmony with their environment, we can create jobs, reduce waste, spur economic growth, restore our cultural identity, and most importantly, Empower the Pacific!

Partners

IFC Media

IFC Media is the leading publishing house for the global wealth management industry. Representing international finance centres across the globe while creating a comprehensive archive of commentary, analysis and technical articles. IFC Media publications include the flagship IFC Review annual, the annual IFC Economic Report and regional reviews such as the Caribbean Review.

Supplementing our hard copy publications is ifcreview.com, which houses the monthly IFC Review E-Journal and the IFC Review digital library and archive. Created as an online resource for wealth management professionals, ifcreview.com combines reference materials with highly technical articles and thought-provoking commentary from industry leading contributors. With continually updated coverage from over 30 international finance centres and daily news bulletins, ifcreview.com is a one-stop-shop for wealth management professionals right across the globe.

IFC Media delivers an integrated knowledge base for the world’s leading IFCs and their wealth management professionals.

FAQ

Island Finance Forum 2021

Who should attend the Island Finance Forum?

The forum is the first of its kind, and totally free! You can learn from world-leading experts from diverse backgrounds about the latest projects being deployed in island communities, with applications far beyond. Each session will be interactive with opportunities to ask questions and make connections. This year we are expanding to have even more features!

How do I participate?

All are welcome to participate in the summit – feel free to invite friends and colleagues. Participants can take part in every session, or simply choose the sessions most relevant to them and are all encouraged to join the social media conversation.

Will the forum be recorded?

The forum will be broadcast LIVE, taking place over multiple days in various timezones. Ideally, we want guests to join live as there will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with fellow attendees. However, all sessions will be recorded and made available online a few weeks after the forum.

Can I speak or recommend a topic?

We are continually adding more speakers and sessions! If you would like to nominate a speaker click here.

Can I sponsor the event?

We have limited opportunities for sponsors of specific sessions or the event as a whole. If you are interested in sponsoring the event please get in touch.

Can we organize a local streaming?

We are exploring opportunities to screen parts of the summits on islands around the world to ensure local communities can take part. If you would like to organize a screening on your island please get in touch.