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EIF’s forum on SME’s for Institutional Investors in Zurich, 25-May-2023

altii-eventsEIF’s forum on SME’s for Institutional Investors in Zurich, 25-May-2023


The focus of the forum will be around the development of the Greentech SME ecosystem, and how impact-driven investment can support innovations, reduce CO2 emissions, while simultaneously providing attractive returns to investors and contributing to sustainable economic growth.

The EIF has for nearly 20 years been investing in the climate and environmental space, and is among the pioneers in Europe implementing impact measurements in investment strategies. The speakers from EIF will present interesting cases of recent investments and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Greentech and Impact space, with special emphasis on EIF’s Impact Performance Methodology and how it works.

We will also have an overview of the state of the European SME market.

This forum is held by the EIF, in cooperation with AISA Capital Services, representing EIF’s business development activities in Switzerland (AMUF/SDUF).

10:30 – 15:00h CEST

On-site: Registration from 10:00h

Zunfthaus zur Waag
Münsterhof 8
8001 Zurich, Switzerland (maps)

Livestream: International access from 10:15 CET

Video on demand



10:00 Registration with coffee / tea & gipfeli

10:30 Welcome and Introduction to European Investment Fund
EIF’s pivotal role supporting the European real economy, innovation, and competitiveness by connecting financial resources, both governmental and private, to European SMEs via the best PE & VC fund managers
Joanna Kennila, EIF, Institutional Client Manager DACH & Nordics

10:45 The Greentech Investment Landscape in Europe
EIF’s working paper n. 86 – analysing the deal activities and the role of financial markets in the Greentech ecosystem – with its products and services presenting unprecedented growth prospects, packed with innovations helping us to respond and adapt to the reality of an altered climate, and to reach our targets and goals.
Wouter Torfs, EIF, Research & Market Analyses

11:05 European SME’s role in impact investing & sustainable economic growth
The small mid-cap segment of the European PE market has a critical role to play to scale up impact business models, by providing growth capital to innovative companies and solutions to the environmental challenges.
Marco Natoli, EIF, Head of Lower Mid-Market Investments

11:30 EIF’s European GreenTech Fund & How to Measure Impact
Innovations in the field of environmental sustainability are the key elements of Europe’s environmental and net-zero strategy. While Climate and Environment focused VC and PE are delivering both climate impact and financial returns in Europe.
Adelaide Cracco, EIF, Head of Climate and Environmental Impact

11:55 EIF’s Impact Performance Methodology: Three steps to track the positive correlation between financial value and social impact
Adelaide Cracco, EIF, Head of Climate and Environmental Impact

12:10 Break 

12:30 Lunch Presentation – Impact Fund Manager
How to deliver high-impact and high returns with GreenTech investments
Dr. Martin Kröner, Partner, Green European Tech Fund (GET)

14:00 Closing Remarks & Q&A
Rémi Charrier, EIF, Head of ICR

14:15 Networking

15:00 End