Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland

Date Event Location
8 May 2019 Klimafreundliche Unternehmen - attraktiver für Investoren? Zurich
 

There is a growing demand for companies to take responsibility for climate protection and to act sustainably with regard to investments and financial flows. What interests do investors have in this respect and what opportunities do companies see?

This event, organised by öbu, will discuss these questions with input from Prof. Dr. David N. Bersch, ETH Zurich/MeteoSwiss, Tobias Jung, Swiss Climate and Johann Viljoen, Schindler Management AG.

Register here.

9 May 2019 Nachhaltig Investieren 2019 Zurich
 

Under the title of "Rendite vs. Risiko", the Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum is organizing a conference on sustainable investing.

The event will be held in German and registration is open here.

13 May 2019 Nachhaltigkeit und technologischer Wandel - zwei Trends, eine Chance für den Finanzplatz Zürich? Zurich
 

With its strong financial sector and Switzerland's generally high level of sustainability awareness, the Zurich economic area offers ideal prerequisites for assuming a leading role in the field of sustainable finance. At the same time, Zurich is developing into a dynamic Fintech hub. Still, the interfaces between these two areas are not yet numerous. How can sustainable finance and technology be successfully combined?

This question will be debated at the public event organized by the Stadtentwicklung Zürich, in cooperation with Swiss Sustainable Finance and the Zürcher Bankenverband.

The event will be held in German and is free of charge. Download the full programme.

Register here.
14 May 2019 Workshop Sustainable Finance Vaduz
 

The University of Lichtenstein is organizing its second workshop on sustainable finance. Interested parties can register here.

For the workshop, the University of Lichtenstein has also launched a Call for Papers from research oriented academics at universities (PhD students, lecturers, professors etc.) as well as academically interested persons working in businesses, consulting firms, associations, market authorities. Papers must be submitted on the 2 April 2019 the latest.

15-16 May 2019 Global Impact Investment Strategy Conference Geneva
 

Organised by ESAFON, the 4th Annual Global Impact Investing Conference aims to turn expression of hope and narrative into thematic actions and reality, through a carefully selected expert panel who will share their experience and expertise on how they interact concretely with SDG’s.

At the conference, both a bottom-up and a top-down approach will be taken to detail the strategic and practical tools to design pragmatic global impact investment strategies, taking into consideration both the investee and investor’s perspective. SSF's Deputy CEO Jean Laville will be part of a panel discussion at the conference.

Register here (SSF members receive a discount on the registration fee -  check members' section).

20 May 2019 New Energy Investor Summit Zurich
 

The 9th edition of the New Energy Investor Summit, an event initiated by Swiss energy providers, is an annual meeting for senior management, project developers and investors focusing on investments in Renewable Energy.

Register here.

23 May 2019 Geneva forum for sustainable investment Geneva
 

The 10th edition of the GFSI, Geneva forum for sustainable investment, will focus on the main players in the field of responsible finance and will showcase the most innovative solutions, to meet the key challenges of our changing economies.

23-24 May 2019 St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies St. Gallen
 

The 10th edition of the #REMforum will discuss “Social Acceptance of Energy Solutions in a Polarized World”. International speakers will stimulate the discussion about clean energy solutions – like Dr. Monica Araya (Costa Rica) on turning countries into Decarbonization Labs, Prof. Mark Jacobson (USA) on Challenges and Solutions for a global 100% renewables system, and Christina Bu (Norway) on the transformation to electric mobility.

Register here.

3 June 2019 Launch of Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2019 Zurich
  More information to follow.  
4 June 2019 Launch of Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2019 Geneva
  More information to follow.  
12-13 June 2019 TBLI Conference Europe 2019 Zurich
  More information to follow soon.
19 June 2019 SSF Annual Conference Bern
  On 19 June, SSF will be hosting it's Annual Conference and celebrating its 5 year anniversary. Please save this date so you are able to join us in Bern. We will be posting more information on the event soon.
23-28 June 2019 International Summer School on Social Banking & Finance Basel
 

The 12th International Summer School will take place in Basel, Switzerland and is organised by  partnered by the Institute for Social Banking and the Freie Gemeinschaftsbank.

The “International Summer School on Social Banking & Finance” is an annual international conference on social banking and alternative finance. About 80 guests from social banks, alternative financial institutions, NGOs, conventional banks and other interested people such as students will discuss and gain valuable insights into the opportunities, challenges, roots and characteristics of this rapidly evolving field, from both practitioners and academics.

Download the flyer here

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