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Invitation: Responsible investment along the agricultural supply chain

27 August 2015

Dear Erismann


Join us for our next event: Responsible investment along the agricultural supply chain - the role of international guidelines for the financial services industry


Date and Time: Thursday, 27 August 2015, 11:15 – 14:00

Location: Zürich, Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Münsterhof 20

Registration Deadline: 20 August 2015

SSF is happy to invite members, network partners and other finance experts to attend an informative session on the topic of "Responsible investment along the agricultural supply chain". The session will be followed by a standing lunch and time to engage in further discussions.


Responsible investment in agriculture is a headline issue for governments and the private sector. The sufficient provision of food and fiber for the growing world population requires significant investment—primarily from the private sector—in agriculture. At the same time, and in particular in developing countries, it is key that such investments also bring positive outcomes for a wide range of stakeholders. As part of this trend, several initiatives were launched in the last few years to address and mitigate negative social and environmental impacts of investments in agriculture. The latest noteworthy development was the October 2014 adoption of the ten “Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems” by the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS-RAI).


This event will examine the relevance and impact of international frameworks and standards for the financial services sector and address such questions as:

  • What are recent international developments taking place in this area?
  • Why should financial services companies keep a close eye on responsible investment in agriculture and in particular on the CFS-RAI?
  • What are practical steps to move from principles to actions?
  • What is the role of Swiss sustainable finance players?



11:15-11:30 – Registration

11:30-12:45 – Presentation and discussion


Welcome note:

  • Sabine Döbeli, CEO Swiss Sustainable Finance



  • Peter Bieler, Head Global Programme Food Security, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Bernd Schanzenbächer, Founder and Managing Partner, EBG Capital AG


12:45-14:00 – Lunch and networking


This event is sponsored by the Swiss Government and participation is free of charge.

Register for this event

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