Upcoming key events in, or involving, Switzerland


27 October 2021 Growing Sustainable Finance - Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions Zurich and Online
  Together with Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) and the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA), the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) is hosting a high-profile conference examining the challenges, enormous growth potential, and viable solutions that go hand in hand with the establishment of a sustainably oriented financial sector. The event includes five presentations and a panel discussion. The full event program is available on the event website.
27 October 2021 Eurosif Report 2021 Launch Event Online
  n this report, Eurosif and national SIFs seek to evolve the narrative and trajectory of sustainable finance by acknowledging the role investors can realistically fulfil in reaching the climate goals and UN SDGs, where the impact of investors may depend on other actors, such as policymakers, and how existing regulatory initiatives can strengthen and enable investor impact. This event will present the report and 3 subsequent panels will bring together sustainable finance actors from a variety of sectors.
2 November 2021 Sustainable Finance in Europe under a Swiss-Spanish perspective
  Over the past few years the ties between the financial system of Spain and Switzerland have become stronger. This conference aims to explore the synergies that could result from the growing economic ties of the two countries in addressing the need to make the European financial system more digital and more sustainable. Sabine Döbeli will moderate the panel discussion. Please find the program here. If you would like to register, please send an E-mail to Annette Schmid.
18 November 2021 IFZ Sustainable Investments Day Zurich
  At the IFZ Sustainable Investments Day we will present the current IFZ study on sustainable investment funds in Swiss sales. This year's study focuses particularly on sustainable funds and climate risks.
26-27 November 2021 2021 Sustainable Finance Hack (Hackathon) Geneva (Online)
  The Geneva School of Economics and Management, Open Geneva & UNIGE Career Services Center are organizing the 3rd edition of the Sustainable Finance Hack on November 26-27th 2021, as part of the Building Bridges Week. Join the 24 hour hackathon to develop practical solutions to concrete problems, learn from each other and collaborate to produce ideas that may later become robust products or startups.  
29 November-2 December Building Bridges Week Geneva

This summit and week long event will focus on the themes of:

  • Impact and transparency
  • Supply demand mismatch
  • Fintech for the SDGs

Building Bridges is an open and collaborative effort that aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy in Switzerland and abroad. To this end, Building Bridges promotes the finance community’s contribution to realising the SDGs. Practically, the initiative provides a forum for discussion and cooperation among financial and other private sector actors and institutions, public authorities, international organisations, as well as not-for-profit and academic stakeholders dedicated to achieving the transition to a financial system that is fit for the future.

At the core of the initiative is the recognition that the scale and complexity of the transition require “building bridges” between the multiple stakeholders in the finance, government, and sustainable development communities.

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