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.
|28 February||Roundtable||UZH & ETH Zurich|
|30 January||Inaugural meeting on sustainable finance||Women in Asset Management|
|22 January||Multiple Events on Sustainable Finance at WEF 2020||World Economic Forum (WEF)|
|17 January||In Biodiversität investieren/Investir dans la biodiversité||Swiss Academy of Sciences|
|14 January||SRI/ESG/Cleantech investment – where is the impact?||Euronext and EIT Climate-KIC|
Roundtable Interdisciplinary Climate Research Network
zurich, 28 february 2020
SSF contributed to a roundtable on making finance and investment climate compatible, organized by the interdisciplinary climate research network of University of Zurich and ETH. The panel featured Prof. Stefano Battisto, University of Zurich, Anne Mariel Zimmermann, Swiss Re, Prof. Tobias Schmidt, ETH Zürich, Prof. David Bresch, ETH Zürich and Sabine Döbeli, who provided insights into the role of investors in addressing climate change.
At the inaugural event for the “Women in Asset Management” initative, launched by Alpha FMC Switzerland, four women discussed challenges and opportunities linked to sustainable investing. SSF CEO Sabine Döbeli moderated the panel.
At FINANZ’20, the largest finance fair in Switzerland, SSF Director Projects Kelly Hess spoke at a roundtable on sustainable investments. The topic of sustainable finance was not only covered by this roundtable, but also through a high concentration of speeches, as this chart shows.
View a video summary here
In January, SSF was at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos for multiple side events related to sustainable finance. Sabine Döbeli joined the Sina Davos Breakfast session on Chinese ESG practices in a global context, presenting the Swiss experience and track record in sustainable finance. Later that day, Sabine was also on the Tech4Good panel held at the House of Switzerland, which was launched by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis. The panelist discussed how partnerships between the Swiss public sector, academia and the private sector – specifically financial players – contribute to making the buildings of the future more energy-efficient.
How can public and private finance address biodiversity risks and leverage corresponding opportunities? At the Swiss Academy of Science's conference on investing in biodiversity, Sabine Döbeli explained how the financial system works and what implications can be drawn for biodiversity and nature, showing the opportunities and limits of current approaches in the financial industry. The presentation can be downloaded here and a summary of the event is available here.
SRI/ESG/Cleantech investment – where is the impact?
zurich, 14 January 2020
At an event organised by Euronext and EIT Climate-KIC, Kelly Hess, SSF Director Projects, joined a panel of Swiss players to discuss achieving impact through investments and how we can look to increase it in the years to come. The event also included pitching session by innovative Swiss companies and start-ups, providing concrete examples of already implemented impactful solutions.