SSF representatives are regularly taking part in events organised by third parties to present the objectives and activities of SSF and inform on sustainable finance.
Select an event in the table below and find out more about the events in which SSF was involved this year.
|27 June||Breakfast Conference: Responsible Investment||Société Générale|
|21 June||Annual Conference of Swiss Development Cooperation||SECO/SDC|
|12-13 June||TBLI Conference Europe||TIBL Group|
|12 June||Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investment (GFSI)||Voxia Communication|
|6 June||Breakfast Meeting||Associazione Svizzera di Gestori di Patrimoni|
|28 May||CCRS Policy Workshop||Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, UZH|
|1 April||Asset Owner Workshop on the Impact of Investments||SwissFoundations|
|18 January||Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference||OECD|
Under the title of “Is there a growth crisis?” Société Générale held an event discussing the recent developments in the responsible investment industry. At the event, Kelly Hess, SSF Director Projects, presented the results from the Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2019, explaining the growth figures and highlighting the nuances for the different SI approaches.
At the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference, organized by SECO and the SDC, Sabine Döbeli provided input as part of a round table which discussed new financing solutions for a sustainable future. In particular, the panel talked about collaboration between different stakeholders and the specific requirements by finance partners.
At the TBLI Conference Europe held in Zurich, SSF CEO Sabine Döbeli moderated the pension fund special session. In dialogue with representatives from Swiss pension fund Nest Foundation, a Swiss foundation VELUX and Dutch 21C, the experts discussed particular challenges and opportunities for pension funds.
SSF was a partner for 10th edition of the Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investment (GFSI), with Jean Laville, SSF Deputy CEO, moderating a panel with institutional investors. Also at the the GFSI, the Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards were awarded for the first time, amongst others to SSF members Lombard Odier Asset Management, Pictet Asset Management, RobecoSAM, Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank and Vontobel Asset Management.
Breakfast Meeting - La finanza sostenibile: un’opportunità per il mondo finanziario svizzero
lugano, 28 May 2019
Alberto Stival, SSF Director PR and Communication, gave a presentation, introducing sustainable finance to 25 participants of the Associazione Svizzera di Gestori di Patrimoni (Swiss Association of Asset Mangers) in Lugano.
Creating Positive Impact Through Local Embeddedness: The Contribution of MNE Subsidiaries to Inclusive Growth
Zurich, 28 May 2019
At the conference organised by the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich, Sabine Döbeli held a presentation discussing the actual influence of sustainable finance on the strategies of companies to become more sustainable. During her talk she also addressed the importance of impact reporting and metrics. Read the conference summary here.
On 1 April, SSF joined SwissFoundations for the jointly organized workshop series "Heading for Impact". The first workshop offered representatives from foundations and other asset owners an entry point into impact-oriented investment.
At the Swiss Property Fair 2019, SSF President Jean-Daniel Gerber spoke about sustainable real estate investing during a session on “SNBS 2.0 Hochbau – Bauen für eine neue Generation”, organized by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance. Jean-Daniel Gerber highlighted the recent growth in sustainable real estate portfolios as well as the benefits and opportunities this asset class offers.
The presentation can be downloaded here.
The OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development conference brought together stakeholders from public and private sector to discuss new approaches in using private finance to achieve the SDGs, and also launched a new OECD report Impact Imperative for Financing Sustainable Development. Sabine Döbeli, SSF CEO, participated in a plenary panel on mainstreaming of impact investing and ways to overcome barriers. Transparency both on the side of asset owners and asset managers was seen as a major driver and the panellist welcomed the new standards on impact management and reporting released by different organisations while stressing the importance of aligning them.