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The Honourable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States will be the key note speaker at the launch of the FEX Sustainability and Cleantech Investment Market in Sydney on September 14 2007.

FEX-SIM will be a purpose-built Australasian equity market which will operate as a board and under the Australian Market Licence of the National Stock Exchange of Australia and will be promoted exclusively by Financial and Energy Exchange Limited (FEX).

Brian Price, Chairman and CEO of FEX, announcing the planned launch of the FEX-SIM market, said “FEX-SIM, the sustainability and cleantech investment market, shows Australia’s commitment to building financial infrastructure to help foster sustainability and cleantech entrepreneurship and investment.”

“We are very excited about Al Gore’s attendance at FEX in September 2007. I can think of nobody more responsible for the encouragement of the current vigorous debate on climate change and sustainability. He has provoked and stimulated widespread global public interest on an important topic in an unprecedented manner.”

FEX-SIM will attract the interest of not only ethically and ecologically oriented investment funds looking to shape future society but also organisations and individuals, reflecting a shift of consciousness towards “sustainability investment” – looking for yield or profit in a way that also contributes to global sustainability.

Mr Gore will meet with a small group of guests and sponsors for 30 minutes then present a 25 minute environmental lecture to a closed session of FEX-SIM guests accompanied by a 20 minute moderated Q&A session.

The launch of the FEX-SIM market will take place at FEX, 5 Bridge Street, Sydney and will highlight the development of FEX-SIM as a practical Australian initiative aimed at concentrating sustainability and cleantech investment, much like NASDAQ did for technology investment in the 1990s

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