Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland

Date Event Location
18 June 2018  The Role of Impact Investing in Development and Humanitarian Settings Geneva

The Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and the World Bank Group Geneva have launched a series of events on Financing for Development in Action.

In this fourth event, they will discuss the role of impact investing in development and humanitarian settings.

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19 June 2018 Game-changers in finance - leveraging Swiss expertise Bern

Each year, following our members' assembly, we host the Annual SSF Conference to discuss current trends in the market. 

The tide is turning in the realm of sustainable finance. Climate risks are gaining higher prominence amongst institutional investors, while Europe is shifting up a gear with an action plan to direct financial flows towards a more sustainable future.

At this event, Swiss Sustainable Finance will discuss with different experts how the Swiss financial market can profit from those trends, while helping to shape their development.

View details from last years event.

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19/20 June 2018 Swiss Foundation Symposium 2018: Stiftungen heute – partnerschaftlich, engagiert, sichtbar St. Gallen

The Swiss Foundation Symposium invites founders, managing directors and foundation staff to learn, exchange, discuss and network. It offers 15 learning, practice and discussion forums, inspirational keynote speeches and plenty of networking opportunities.

This event is held in German and French.

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22 June 2018 Be ESG Confident Geneva

This Luncheon event, hosted by Thomson Reuters will cover topics such as: How to enable buy-side firms to identify investment targets that will eventually outlast their peers thanks to their sustainable practices; the different approaches to responsible investment; how can financial institutions drive responsible investing; how can financial institutions quantify and manage ESG related risks and the ESG overlay for investment and how to be ready for its challenges and seize its opportunities.

4 September 2018 Swiss Green Economy Symposium 2018 Winterthur

Is all gold that shines? How are sustainable profits possible? How do entrepreneurs bring financial, social and environmental benefits together? At the 6th SGES, entrepreneurs, scientists, authorities and NGOs discuss their successes and failures.

The morning will focus on the broad field of tension between sustainable profits. The afternoon will focus on current issues such as digitalisation, energy, investment, mobility, nutrition, environmental services, smart cities, corporate management and value chains in parallel symposia (innovation forums).

Registration has not yet opened.

6 September 2018 Artificial Intelligence in Industry and Finance (3rd European COST Conference on Mathematics for Industry in Switzerland) Winterthur

The aim of this conference is to bring together European academics, young researchers, students and industrial practitioners to discuss the application of Artificial Intelligence in Industry and Finance within the COST research network. 

The ZHAW has invited 20 speakers both from within Switzerland as well as abroad, working on AI in Finance and Industry.
One track will focus on financial mathematics and its applications of machine learning, whereas the other one will tackle the implications for industry.

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22-26 October 2018 World Investment Forum Geneva
  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Investment Forum by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Under the overall theme of Investing in Sustainable Development, this year’s Forum will address global challenges for international investment in the new era of globalization and industrialization. It will explore solution-driven initiatives and partnerships to advance prosperity for all. 

The 2018 World Investment Forum will consist of more than fifty events covering various dimensions of investment. The programme highlights include the Global Investment Game Changers Summit, two Global Leaders Investment Summits, ministerial roundtables, a week-long investment village, private sector-led sessions and networking opportunities. Several events will be co-hosted in partnership with other organizations, a list of which is available on the website.

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