The Fair Finance Week is entering its ninth round.

25. October 2022

“People do anything for money – even good things!”

Society and the financial sector are on the verge of an epochal transformation. Systems that were thought to be stable are overloaded. Financial flows must be channelled into necessary change processes. But how? These and other questions will be addressed at the 9th Fair Finance Week from 7 to 11 November 2022 in Frankfurt. On five evenings starting at 7:30 p.m., experts from politics, business and science will discuss under the motto “People do anything for money – even Good!”

If you don’t want us to be only concerned with disaster management in the future, you have to put all investment and consumption decisions on ‘green’ now. This applies to politics, the economy, citizens – and in a very special way also to the financial sector,” said political scientist and economist Prof. Reinhard Loske. He continued: “When dealing with the climate crisis, we must finally move from footprint to handprint, from what we do in terms of ecological damage to what we do through credible and joint action to create good and prevent the worst. The financial sector can make a key contribution to this if it finally becomes honest and resists the temptations of mere ‘green-washing’. Good!”

Prof. Loske is one of the speakers at the event. Dr. Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, will kick off the Fair Finance Week with a greeting message, followed by the Treasurer of the City of Frankfurt, Dr. Bastian Bergerhoff. Other exciting impulses will be provided by a representative of Fridays for Future (tba), Michael Dittrich, Secretary General of the German Federal Environmental Foundation, Jessica Espinoza, CEO 2X Collaborative and Dr. Michael Pahle from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Research.

The Fair Finance Network Frankfurt is a cooperation of banks and financial organisations in the financial centre of Frankfurt am Main, which are committed to strengthening the sustainable financial sector through joint education and public relations work. Its members are Evangelische Bank Frankfurt, GLS Bank, Invest in Visions, Oikocredit Hessen-Pfalz and Triodos Bank Deutschland.
Participation in the event, organized by the Fair Finance Network Frankfurt, is free of charge and is aimed at all interested parties.