Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland

Date Event Location
29 June 2017 Sustainable Landscaping - reaping financial harvest from biodiversity Zurich
  Sustainable landscaping is the encompassing practice of developing integrated environmental and social practices to mitigate the harmful effect of non-sustainable practices, restoring harmony and balance between man and nature. At the event this broad field of opportunities will be discussed and the attractiveness for long-term active investors, their advisors and engaged conservationists will be highlighted, in combining financial return with long term social-environmental benefits.
18 July 2017 Public hearing on sustainable finance Brussels, Belgium
 

At the end of 2016, the European Commission established a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance to help develop a comprehensive, overarching EU strategy on sustainable finance. After six months of intensive work, the Expert Group has summarized first results and policy options in its Interim Report which will be published on 10 July 2017.

The Public Hearing will allow stakeholders to provide feedback to the European Commission and the High-Level Expert Group on barriers to and possible solutions for increasing sustainable finance, and ways to establish a more sustainable financial system.

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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.

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16-18 October 2017 Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance 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.

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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
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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