Application Deadline: SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2023
Join International Finance Corporation (IFC) and our partners at the IFC’s 4th Global Manufacturing Conference: Accelerating Solutions for Sustainable Manufacturing. The event will take place in Vienna, Austria on September 26-28, 2023. The Conference will bring together leading manufacturers, government leaders, industry experts, and financial and development institutions to network, share experiences, and explore new technologies and business models that companies can leverage to accelerate solutions for sustainable manufacturing.
Through engaging sessions and interactive panel discussions we will cover the following topics, touching on innovation through people, process, and technology:
- Making Manufacturers More Sustainable: Strategies, tactics, and new technologies to encourage companies to transition to cleaner energy, adopt circularity principles, and become more efficient through conservation and waste reduction
- Policies and Principles: A review of the state and status of sustainability policies and company commitments. Are they working and are they enough to meet the Paris goals?
- Mobilizing Financing: The role that sustainable financing, concessional financing, and multilateral development banks play in accelerating industrial decarbonization
- A Just Transition: How to balance country capabilities and development needs to create a just transition to a more sustainable world for everyone
- Greening Supply Chains: How incentive financing and initiatives like IFC’s Global Trade Supply Finance are helping suppliers become greener, cleaner, more efficient, and better equipped to transact with global brands and global value chains
- Are you a woman from a developing country or in a developing country driving sustainable development in manufacturing?
- Whether you’ve founded a start-up that uses sustainable manufacturing solutions or you’re working in an established company to strengthen climate-friendly production and processes, we’d like to hear what you’re doing and why.
- Winners of IFC’s Flash Essay Contest will be offered funding to attend IFC’s 4th Global Manufacturing Conference in Vienna, Austria on September 26-28, 2023, and join members of IFC’s leadership team for a private reception.
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