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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

With so many things going on, I thought to create the habit of sending out an annual letter to my friends and network.

Happy to share with you some details around my engagements and initiatives:

#1 Sustainable Finance Bookseries

Following the great success of Responsible Investment Banking (http://responsible-investmentbanking.com) I decided to continue the work with the Sustainable Finance Series (https://www.palgrave.com/br/series/15807). The first publication is on the market and deals with Positive Impact Investing  and Organizational Culturehttps://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319101170
My next Publication will be Theories of Change in order to allow effective impact measurement and the publication will be followed by a suite of further  investment relevant topics, dealing with SDG Economics.  Sustainability needs to integrate innovation, this is why I have published the Routledge Sustainable Financial Innovation handbook with Taylor and Francis(https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Financial-Innovation-1st-Edition/Wendt/p/book/9781498796736).

#2 Launch of the Center for Positive Finance
 Launch of the University Alliance for Positive Finance in Rome on December 12 and 13, 2018. 

With a couple of universities and strategic partners the Center for Positive Finance

and the University Alliance for Positive Finance was launched in Rome.  The Allicance and the Insitute will drive the Positive Finance topic in research and practice and attract first class researchers globally and brain capital from all over the world.
https://www.socialimpactconference.it/conference-programme/#13december
https://www.socialimpactconference.it/conference-programme/#12december

In 2020 we will conduct the Annual Meeting and the conference of the Alliance for Positive Finance in Munich.  A call for papers will be sent out in 2019.

#3 Chinese American Scholarship Association

As Board Member of the chines American Scholarship Association I have agreed to organize their research conference in Munich fort he first time. The conference will present research on digital transformation from June 1 to 3 , 20120 in Munich. I will follow up on the developments in my next personal Annual letter.

#4 SwissFinTechLadies In 2018 we founded the 

SwissFinTechLadies in Zug. The association makes sucessful women in Fintech visible and helps women in fintech to grwow. Please spread the word about the organization. You can find our website here:   https://swissfintechladies.ch
and our LinkedIn profile here:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/sftl-swissfintechladies/.
Please note that we are gender inclusive. Men welcome.

#5  Key Notes on Sustainable Finance

In 2018 I have been key-noting several events in Switzerland and in the D.A.CH region. I was keynote for Sustainable Finance at the Zermatt summit  https://www.zermattsummit.org/summit-2018/program/

I also spoke at the Qualitates Marketplace in Germany to name a few.  The keynote (in German) and the presentation (in English) can be found here:

Keynote (German) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pdSOHgdGY

Presentation (Enblish): https://bit.ly/2RkAEzG

and the Podcast (German)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9yr2oG13Fw

Find more on my blog
http://responsible-investmentbanking.com/category/blog/and

http://sustainable-finance.io/blog/

So with all of this – any many more going on  –  I hope you will continue to be on my side in 2019. Let me also take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful “New Year 2019“.
Hope you are doing well and love to also hear about the small and great steps you have taken or are planning to take for a great future.
Kind regards
Karen Wendt

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