Launch of Invest Week 2017

03 October 2017

31 organisations hosting 20 events to date and more to come

Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has once again joined forces with policymakers, the investment industry, policy–focused organisations and entrepreneurs to host Invest Week 2017.

Supported by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Invest Week 2017 will focus on how Europeans can work together to create a brighter future through investment and innovation. A variety of events throughout the week will look at the role of investment in stimulating sustainable economic growth.

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Michael Collins, CEO, Invest Europe comments: “Europe is a global standard bearer for sustainable investment and has an increasingly powerful entrepreneurship and innovation culture. With 31 organisations spanning finance, pensions, insurance and entrepreneurship involved, Invest Week exemplifies the cross-border, collaborative approach that makes Europe a special place to invest and build businesses.

Invest Europe is proud to once again lead the organisation of Invest Week, which this year has secured the backing of the Estonian Presidency, the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. We look forward to a packed agenda sharing ideas to help the EU meet its sustainable investment goals.

Please visit to view events already scheduled covering topics ranging from funding for start-ups, female entrepreneurship, financial regulation and sustainability.

Confirmed speakers include: European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, serial entrepreneur and investor Hermann Hauser, Chairman of the European Innovation Council, Olivier Guersent, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission, Roger Havenith of the European Investment Fund, Lauri Rosendahl, President of Nasdaq Nordic, Eric Leupold of Deutsche Börse Group and Marta Jankovic from major investor APG Asset Management.

More events will be confirmed soon; follow us for event updates, news and research from Invest Week’s supporters.

Journalists are welcome to attend many Invest Week events. To register or for more information please contact Lynn Nicholson.

About Invest Europe

Invest Europe is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.

Our members take a long-term approach to investing in privately held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps deliver strong and sustainable growth, resulting in healthy returns for Europe’s leading pension funds and insurers, to the benefit of the millions of European citizens who depend on them.

Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to policy affecting private capital investment in Europe. We provide information to the public on our members’ role in the economy. Our research provides the most authoritative source of data on trends and developments in our industry.

Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from our members.

Invest Europe is a non-profit organisation with 25 employees in Brussels, Belgium.

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About Eurosif

Eurosif is the leading pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain. These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the alliance of the largest SIFs around the world. The main activities of Eurosif are public policy, research and creating platforms for nurturing sustainable investing best practices.