Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland

Date Event Location
11 September 2017 Access to education - why finance matters Zurich

This event, hosted by the European Microfinance Platform, the Swiss Microfinance Platform and Credit Suisse, will address the factors that matter in applying microfinance to ensure adequate, affordable quality education and how to effectively achieve scale in this area of financial inclusion.

To register, send an email to: info@microfinanceplatform.ch

25-27 September 2017 PRI in Person 2017 Berlin, Germany

PRI in Person is the leading global conference on responsible investment, which offers a platform for PRI signatories and other investment professionals to learn, network and collaborate in person over a three day period. The annual event allows attendees to discuss topical issues and share experiences from their own organisation and region with peers from around the world.

Register here for this event.

16-18 October 2017 UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Europe Geneva

In the year of its 25th anniversary, UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. The regional roundtable for Europe takes place in Geneva and SSF acts as partner for this UNEP FI event.

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19 October 2017 Innerschweizer Stiftungstag / Foundation Day of Central Switzerland Nottwil/Lucerne
  The Foundation Day brings together charitable foundations and other interested parties. It offers best practices and networking opportunities for board and management members of foundations. Amongst others, it encourages them to align their invested financial capital to the SDGs and to integrate sustainability principles into their investment activities – thus significantly increasing their positive impact.

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24-25 October 2017 World Resource Forum 2017 Geneva

This event will take place over 2 days with plenary debates, partner workshops, scientific sessions, exhibition, press conferences, WRF Cinema, Art Gallery, and social program, including the famous WRF Gala Dinner and WRF Concert. Topics include:

  • Governance of Raw Materials
  • Circular Economy and Investing in Resource Efficiency
  • Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI)
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The Resource Revolution Trainer (MOOC Decoupling)
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Cities, Infrastructure and Lifestyles
30 October 2017 Swiss Green Economy Symposium Winterthur

The 2017 symposium, with the theme "Successfully crossing borders", will have a strong focus on the social dimension of sustainability. The SGES builds on the ideas that states and communities of states can no longer solve environmental, economic and social challenges on their own. The Swiss Green Economy Symposium is a neutral and non-ideological platform for discussing and exchanging successful solutions and projects that help mastering related complex challenges.

This year, Swiss Sustainable Finance President, Jean-Daniel Gerber will present his opinions in the form of a panel discussion.

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31 October 2017 Schweizer Pensionskassen und nachhaltiges Investieren Bern

WWF Schweiz is hosting this event exclusively for the asset owner community. At this event, the current market situation will be presented and a platform for exchange of ideas and opinions will be provided. WWF Schweiz will also use the opportunity to discuss the pension fund rating 2018/2019, which will be launched in June 2018.

This event will be held in German.

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23 November 2017 Sustainable Investments Day Zug

At this event (in German), the Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen Zug IFZ will present the results of its latest study on sustainable finance in Swiss Banking and Asset Management. The event is designed for client advisors, portfolio managers, marketing and sales specialists as well as Board members of pension funds and foundations.

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