Previous editions

The Finance in Common Summit is an annual meeting gathering all Public Development Banks and its partners. While supported by the FICS Secretary, the Summits are organized by its members in their respective countries, thus spanning across all continents.
18/20
October
2022

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Summit 2022

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
18 - 20 October 2022

This third edition was co-hosted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), and with the support from all the members of the Finance in Common Coalition. It took place in Africa for the first time and accommodated a large in-person participation (over 900 guests in person and more than 1000 remotely). The summit focused on accelerating green and just transitions for a sustainable recovery, bringing together numerous public development banks (PDBs) as well as international organisations, regional networks of PDBs and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), civil society, regulators and private sector operators. 

THE SUMMIT IN DETAIL

In 2022, the FICS Summit highlighted PDBs key role in supporting the transition of economies and financial systems towards sustainability, while leaving no one behind and addressing the most vital and pressing needs of countries and vulnerable groups.

Additionally, building on research, PDBs no longer constitute a marginal wing of finance, but play a key role and create the conditions for sustainable solutions to emerge at scale. This research also provides concrete, evidence-based propositions to acknowledge the theory of change supported by the FICS coalition.

19/20
October
2021

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Summit 2021

Rome, Italy
19 - 20 October 2021

This second edition was hosted by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the Italian National Promotional Institution and Financial Institution for Development Cooperation, in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and with the support from all the members of the Finance in Common Coalition. It gathered in digital format the whole development bank community, comprising more than 500 Public Development Banks (PDBs) and other key stakeholders (governments, central banks, private sector, civil society, think tanks and academia, etc.).

THE SUMMIT IN DETAIL

In 2021, the FICS Summit increased its visibility in the global financial architecture and governance, but also explored the specific issues of agriculture, agribusiness, and food security.

Moreover, governments of the G20 have formally recognized the importance of the FICS movement in the international financial architecture. The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ communiqué of October 2021 welcomed the FICS Coalition and recognized the important role of PDBs in order to achieve the SDGs and the Paris Agreement goals.

9/12
November
2020

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Summit 2020

Paris, France
9 - 12 November 2020

In 2020, FICS gathered all PDBs worldwide for the first time during the initial FICS Summit, which took place in Paris on 9-12 November. This first FICS Summit underscored the crucial role PDBs in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies. By reconciling the entire finance community in support of common action for climate and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Finance in Common Summit was a key milestone on the way to the crucial events of 2021, notably the COP26, the COP15 and the Generation Equality Forum.

The first FICS Summit led to a Joint Declaration, in which PDBs agree to shift their strategies, investment patterns, activities and operating modalities to contribute to the achievements of the SDGs and the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

THE SUMMIT IN DETAIL

In 2020, the initial FICS Summit revealed the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures.

By reconciling the entire finance community in support of common action for climate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Finance in Common Summit was a key milestone on the way to the crucial events of 2021, notably the COP26, the COP15 and the Generation Equality Forum.