Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland

Date Event Location
15 - 16 March 2017 Social Investor Meeting on Responsible Inclusive Finance 2017 Zurich

This event is organized by the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF) and the University of Zurich. On day 1 and and morning of day 2, the meeting of the SPTF Social Investor Working Group takes place. The meeting will be immediately followed by the Savings and Credit Forum, where all attendees are welcomed to join.

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22 March 2017 Sustainable Investing: A Unique Opportunity for Swiss Private Wealth Management Zurich

On 22 March 2017, SSF launches its latest publication containing 10 arguments for client advisors and a short film on this topic. The event will be held in German and feature keynote speaker Mr. Herbert J. Scheidt, President Swiss Bankers Association.

Program here

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22 March 2017 Informationsveranstaltung CAS Sustainable Investments, Hochschule Luzern Zug
  Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts launches a new CAS sustainable investments. Learn more about the course starting in May 2017 at this information event.
29 March 2017 The Business Case for Sustainable Property: GRESB Event with Credit Suisse and Siemens Zurich

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESP), an initiative that monitors the sustainability performance of real estate investment solutions, together with its Member Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management and its Global Partner Siemens host an event focusing on the business case for sustainable real estate. The event will feature presentations showcasing the sustainable approach to real estate management by Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management and how collaboration with Siemens through the Building Optimization Program creates added value for the real estate portfolio. GRESB will then highlight the business case for sustainable real estate based on scientific research. Following the presentations, a panel discussion will explore the topic of real estate investment management from various perspectives.

For further details and registration see GRESB Invitation.

10 April 2017 (17.30-19.00) Launch event for SSF handbook in Ticino Lugano

At this SSF event, we will be introducing the SSF Handbook for institutional asset owners to interested parties in Ticino.

Registration will open soon

3 - 4 May 2017 Responsible Finance & Investment Summit 2017 Zurich

The Responsible Finance Institute (RFI) Foundation and the Swiss Arab Network organize the RFI Summit to build awareness of shared values that can bring socially responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Islamic finance together to increase their positive impact. The Summit aims to bring together key stakeholders within responsible finance to build connections to new growth opportunities and more measurable impact. Building bridges and expanding impact will play a vital role in the emerging convergence of SRI, ESG and Islamic Finance.

For further details see RFI Summit 2017 Press Release.

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11 May 2017 Decarbonise 2.0 Zurich

This event is part of a series of roundtable workshops on ESG Solutions, Responsible Investor (RI) hosts in April & May this year across Europe and North America. These morning workshops are designed for interactive conversations amongst asset owners and their peers on how best to navigate the low carbon investment market. The RI workshops are closed door events for asset owners, NGOs and other relevant associations, guests invited directly by RI and sponsoring organisations only.

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11 - 12 May 2017 8th St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies (#REMforum) St. Gallen

The Good Energies Chair for Management of Renewable Energies of the University of St. Gallen organizes the #REMforum to provide a platform to discuss pressing questions with the movers and shakers of the energy transition and find inspiring answers to global challenges. Confirmed speakers include Louise Wilson, co-founder of Abundance Investment, one of the UK’s leading crowdfunding platforms for renewables; Felix Goedhart, CEO of German clean energy investment boutique Blue Elephant Energy; Cornelia Kawann, Swiss Federal Electricity Commission ElCom; Andrea Panizzo, Head of BD EMEA at Enel Green Power and Prof. Nathan Hultman, University of Maryland, recently cited by Barack Obama in his Science article on “The irreversible momentum of clean energy”. Participants can expect hands-on insights on how to invest in tomorrow's energy markets, today!

Program here

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22 - 23 May 2017 7th New Energy Investor Summit Zurich

The 7th New Energy Investor Summit at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Zurich connects investors, project developers, suppliers of investment opportunities and service providers in the field of renewable energy. During prearranged half-hour meetings which you arrange prior to the event, you can launch new business at the leadership level.

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1 June 2017 Geneva Forum For Sustainable Investment Geneva

Co-organised by Voxia Communications and Conser Invest and in Partnership with Sustainable Finance Geneva and Swiss Sustainable Finance at the Hotel le Richemond. 

13 June 2017

Members' Assembly Swiss Sustainable Finance with public side event

  At this annual flagship event Swiss Sustainable Finance provides insights into market developments. The President of the Swiss Confederation for 2017 Doris Leuthard will give a keynote speech.
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

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