Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland

Date Event Location
16 January 2018 Inspiring investment partnerships to achieve global goals Zurich
 

At this upcoming event, organized and hosted by Swiss Sustainable Finance, our objective is to outline key success factors for fruitful partnerships to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while attracting private investors. Illustrating Swiss and global activities in this field, we aim to provide an overview on existing efficient and scalable financing and investment solutions while discussing how to further develop them.

Register on our event website

18 January 2018 Social Impact Bond Conference Zurich
 

The conference offers the opportunity to discuss Social Impact Bonds (SIB) and related financing mechanisms, gain insights about their potential for scale, and how they can help us achieve the world's Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of the conference is to provide participants with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about how and when to support a SIB or related financing mechanism. The conference is organized by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in collaboration with the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) and the UBS Optimus Foundation.

Please register here by 8 December 2017

22-23 January 2018 Financial Institutions, Business and Climate Change: Addressing Risks and Opportunities in a Changing World Zurich
  As companies, financial institutions and investors begin to incorporate climate risk and opportunity into their business models and growth strategies, there are a number of questions that emerge:
  • What are the key risks and opportunities today – and in the future?
  • What tools and strategies are available to help ‘stress test’ different scenarios? What is the role of internal carbon pricing and Science-Based Targets?
  • What is the role of government in mitigating risk and helping to unlock opportunities?

This event, co-convened by the Swiss Government and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), will bring together business, financial sector and government leaders for an interactive set of discussions around these issues. Participants will learn about emerging models and tools that can be used to prepare for the future, and network with peers. The results from these dialogues will be carried to the discussions at the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos.

Note: This is a private event open only to CPLC members and other invited guests.

Register here

31 January 2018 SNBS 2.0 HOCHBAU Nachhaltiges Bauen – Markt- und Investmentsicht Zürich
 

Various studies have shown that sustainable building is more than the perception of social responsibility. It also contributes to maintaining the value of a building and increasing rental income.

The aim of the event is to show:
1. The substantive requirements of SNBS 2.0 building construction and why this standard can be used as an instrument to prevent non-profitable investments;

2. What impact sustainability aspects have on the valuation of the property;

3. What significance selected real estate investors attach to sustainable construction.

This event will be held in German. Download the French brochure here.

Please sign up via email: info.zh@sgs.com

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