A l’occasion de la venue en Suisse d’une trentaine de délégations du Réseau mondial des places financières durables, la Suisse a organisé à Genève une semaine de la finance durable marquée par le Sommet «Building Bridges » qui a rassemblé les acteurs de l’écosystème unique qui caractérise notre place financière.
Cet événement exceptionnel, qui a réuni 36 orateurs et plus de 800 personnes, avait pour vocation de maximiser notre impact collectif par la création de ponts entre les expert-e-s suisses de la finance et les 17 Objectifs de développement durable (ODD).
PRÉSIDENT DE LA CONFÉRENCE: Patrick Odier – Associé-gérant Senior, Groupe Lombard Odier
Notre potentiel est immense. Nous sommes là pour maximiser notre impact collectif.
Fabio Sofia – Président, Sustainable Finance Geneva
Sandrine Salerno – Maire de Genève
Perspectives politiques sur l’écosystème suisse de la finance durable et opportunité de mener le mouvement en faveur de la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD)
Ueli Maurer – Président de la Confédération
Compréhension commune du potentiel de l’écosystème suisse et genevois pour connecter investissement et impact
MODÉRATRICE : Saadia Zahidi – Membre de la direction, Forum économique mondial (WEF)
KEYNOTES : Tatiana Valovaya – Directrice générale, Office des Nations Unies à Genève (UNOG) / Sergio P. Ermotti – CEO, UBS Group AG
PANÉLISTES : Daniela Stoffel – Secrétaire d’État aux Questions Financières Internationales / Thomas Vellacott – CEO, WWF Suisse / Philipp Rickenbacher – CEO, Julius Baer
Peter Bakker – Président & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Investir dans la transition vers une économie plus régénératrice, inclusive et distributive
MODÉRATRICE : Andrea Brown, Directrice de l’impact, Quadia
PARTICIPANTS : Jean-Marc Duvoisin – CEO, Nespresso / André Hoffmann – Vice-président, Roche & Président, Fondation MAVA
Patrick Njoroge – Gouverneur de la Banque centrale du Kenya
Les technologies numériques permettent de créer des produits financiers susceptibles d’accélérer la transition vers l’investissement durable.
MODÉRATEUR : Bertrand Gacon – Co-fondateur & CEO, Impaakt SA
PARTICIPANTS : Simon Zadek – Co-Directeur, UNDP / Philipp Aeby – CEO, RepRisk AG
Yves Mirabaud – Président de Fondation Genève Place Financière
Pierre Maudet – Conseiller d’État, République et canton de Genève
Sabine Döbeli – Directrice, Swiss Sustainable Finance
Le dynamisme et l’expertise de l’industrie de la gestion d’actifs pour présenter et discuter des avantages, des limites et de l’avenir de l’intégration des critères ESG.
MODÉRATRICE : Fiona Frick – CEO, Unigestion SA
PRÉSENTATION : Manuel Leuthold – Président du Conseil d’administration de compenswiss (Fonds de compensation AVS/AI/APG)
PANÉLISTES : Claudia Bolli – Directrice de l’investissement responsable, Swiss-Re Group / Natasha Braginsky Mounier – Directrice des investissements ESG, Capital Group / Jan Poser – Chef de la stratégie et de la durabilité, Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd
Nadia Isler – Directrice, SDG Lab
Melchior de Muralt – Associé-gérant, de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie SA
Philipp Krüger – Professeur associé, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI)
Le rôle central des investisseurs institutionnels : comment faire de l’engagement la norme plutôt que l’exception ?
MODÉRATEUR : Roland Dominicé – CEO, Symbiotics SA
PANÉLISTES : Andreas von Planta – Membre du Conseil d’administration, Novartis AG / Monika Beck – Membre de la Direction générale, DEG / Stefan Bichsel – Directeur général de la Division Asset Management & Trading, BCV / Daniel Wild – Global Head of ESG Strategy, Credit Suisse
Arancha Gonzalez – Assistante du Secrétaire général, Nations Unies & Directrice exécutive, International Trade Centre
Laurent Ramsey – Associé et CEO, Pictet Asset Management
Patrick Odier has been a Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group since 1986 and a Senior Managing Partner since 1 July 2008. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd since 1 January 2014.
Patrick Odier holds an economics degree from the University of Geneva and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
He joined the Lombard Odier Group in 1982 and completed his training in Zurich, New York and Montreal before becoming a Managing Partner. He has devoted most of his career to the strategic management of the Group and the development of business relationships with both private and institutional clients as well as external management companies.
Patrick Odier was Chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association from 2009 to 2016.
He is a member of the Board Group of economiesuisse (Swiss Business Federation).
He chairs Fondation Lombard Odier and the Dr Henri Dubois-Ferrière Dinu Lipatti Foundation. He is also a board member of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation and the Brocher Foundation in addition to many other Swiss and international philanthropic organisations and academic institutions.
Fabio Sofia a plus de 15 ans d’expérience dans la finance, plus particulièrement dans les investissements à impact social et environnemental.
Il a participé à la création de Symbiotics en 2005, société suisse de gestion d’investissement spécialisée en microfinance dans les pays émergents. Il a tout d’abord été chargé de développer les opérations d’investissement en Amérique Latine jusqu’à l’ouverture du premier bureau régional à Mexico City en 2009. Il a ensuite dirigé l’unité en charge des investissements et de la structuration, puis du développement commercial de Symbiotics. Il a directement contribué au succès de la société grâce à la mise en place de plusieurs partenariats clefs qui a permis à Symbiotics de dépasser les USD 2 milliards sous gestion à fin 2017 pour une exposition dans plus de 70 pays.
Il est maintenant directeur associé chez Wecan Group, une société fintech spécialisée en solution digitale de financement et en blockchain.
Fabio a rejoint Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) en 2012 en tant que trésorier puis en tant que Vice-Président en 2014 et finalement Président depuis 2016.
Avant cela, Fabio a travaillé dans la division « Sécurité Humaine » au sein du Département Fédéral des Affaires Etrangères (DFAE) ainsi que pour Lombard Odier & Cie, une banque privée genevoise.
Fabio détient un diplôme de maîtrise en relations internationales effectué au Graduate Institute for International Studies (IHEID) de Genève ainsi qu’un certificat de formation continue en gestion quantitative de portefeuille de l’Université de Genève.
Maire de la Ville de Genève, Madame Sandrine Salerno est à la tête du Département des finances et du logement. Elle est également en charge du développement durable, de la diversité, de l’égalité et de l’économie locale. Responsable des ressources humaines et de la politique des achats, elle représente la Ville auprès de la Genève internationale.
Membre du parti socialiste, elle possède un Baccalauréat en sciences politiques et un Master en administration publique de l’Université de Genève. Avant d’être élue à l’exécutif de la Ville de Genève, Sandrine Salerno a travaillé comme responsable adjointe du programme « Droits de l’Homme » au Centre Europe-Tiers Monde (CETIM) de 1995 à 1997, comme coordinatrice au Centre de contact Suisses-Immigrés (1997 – 2001), en tant que collaboratrice scientifique à l’Université de Genève (2001 – 2006) et comme adjointe aux affaires universitaires au Département de l’instruction publique (2006 – 2007).
Madame Salerno a commencé sa carrière politique au Conseil municipal de la Ville de Genève (1999-2007) où elle était entre autres membre de la Commission des finances. En juin 2007, elle est élue au Conseil administratif de la Ville de Genève.
President of the Swiss Confederation for 2019, Head of the Federal Department of Finance FDF
|Time period||Occupational activities|
|1994 – 2008||Manager of the Zurich Farmers‘ Association|
|1974 – 1994||Manager of a farmers‘ cooperative|
|Time period||Political activities|
|5 December 2018||Elected President of the Swiss Confederation for 2019|
|6 December 2017||Elected Vice President of the Federal Council for 2018|
|Since 1January 2016||Head of the Federal Department of Finance FDF|
|5 December 2012||Elected President of the Swiss Confederation for 2013|
|14 December 2011||Elected Vice President of the Federal Council for 2012|
|2009-2015||Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS|
|10 December 2008||Elected Federal Councillor|
|1996-2008||Chairman of the Swiss People’s Party|
|1983-1991||Cantonal Parliament of Zurich|
|1978-1986||Communal Council of Hinwil|
Her teams work with leaders from business, government, civil society and academia to understand and shape the new economy, advance competitiveness, drive social mobility and inclusion, close skills gaps, prepare for the future of work and foster gender equality and diversity. Saadia founded and co-authors the Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, Global Gender Gap Report and Human Capital Report. Her book, Fifty Million Rising, charts the rise of working women in the Muslim world and was longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2018. She has been selected as one of BBC’s 100 Women and won the inaugural FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize for prospective authors under 35. She holds a BA in Economics from Smith College, an MPhil in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of Geneva and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Her interests include the future of work, the impact of technology on employment, education and skills, income inequality and using big data for public good.
Ms. Valovaya has more than 35 years of experience in public service, diplomacy and journalism. She began her career in 1983 in the editorial office of the Economic Gazette in Moscow, first as a correspondent, then as deputy editor of the Department of World Economy.
In 1989, Ms. Valovaya joined the Permanent Mission of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the European union (EU), where she served as Third Secretary. She then became Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU, until 1994. During her diplomatic career, she was in charge of the financial and economic cooperation issues.
From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Valovaya worked at the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, where she was responsible for relations with the statutory bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). She then served as Head of the Monetary and Financial Policy Directorate at the Ministry for the CIS.
From 1999 to 2012 Ms. Valovaya worked in the Government administration of the Russian Federation as Deputy Director and then Director of the Department of International Cooperation.
Ms. Valovaya joined the Eurasian Economic Commission in 2012 as a Member of the Board (Minister) responsible for integration and macro-economic issues. In particular, she was in charge of implementing integration policies within the Eurasian Economic Commission, coordinating the formation processes of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, and the negotiation of free trade agreements between the Eurasian Economic Community and third countries. In addition, she was in charge of relations with international organizations.
In 1980, Ms. Valovaya graduated from the Faculty of International Economic Relations of the Moscow Finance Institute. She holds the scientific degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences (1st doctoral level scientific degree and the degree of Doctor of Economic Sciences from the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Ms. Valovaya has written more than 170 scientific and journalistic publications on issues of international monetary and credit relations, European and Eurasian economic integration and multilateral cooperation in the CIS framework.
In addition to her mother tongue, Russian, she speaks English and French.
Sergio P. Ermotti has been Group Chief Executive Officer of UBS Group AG since November 2014, having held the same position at UBS AG since November 2011 and on an interim basis between September and November 2011.
Mr. Ermotti became a member of the GEB in April 2011 and was Chairman and CEO of UBS Group Europe, Middle East and Africa from April to November 2011. From 2007 to 2010, he was Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer at UniCredit, Milan, and was responsible for the strategic business areas of Corporate and Investment Banking, and Private Banking. He joined UniCredit in 2005 as Head of Markets & Investment Banking Division.
His career began at Merrill Lynch in 1987, where he held various positions within equity derivatives and capital markets until 2003. In his last two years there, he served as co-Head of Global Equity Markets and as a member of the Executive Management Committee for Global Markets & Investment Banking. Mr. Ermotti is a Swiss-certified banking expert and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at Oxford University
Daniela Stoffel (born in 1968) took up her role as State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) on 1 March 2019.
In 1998, Daniela Stoffel entered the diplomatic service of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In 2005, she took over as Head of Public Relations and Culture at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. and in August 2009 she moved to the Swiss Embassy in Berlin as Head of Economic and Financial Affairs. There she was appointed Deputy Head of Mission in 2012. In 2015, Daniela Stoffel assumed a staff function in the General Secretariat of the OECD in Paris.
From 2015, Daniela Stoffel was on detachment to SIF with the title of Ambassador, latterly as Head of Political Staff. From 2016, she was also the Diplomatic Advisor to the Head of the Federal Department of Finance (FDF). In these functions, Daniela Stoffel was involved in safeguarding and dealing with current financial policy issues and challenges and in the corresponding international negotiations and contacts.
Daniela Stoffel graduated from the University of Zurich in 1992 with a degree in Philosophy, Economics and German Linguistics. Accompanying her work as a University Assistant at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Zurich, she wrote her thesis in 1996. She is a citizen of Winterthur, in the canton of Zurich, and is the mother of an adult daughter.
Thomas Vellacott is CEO of WWF Switzerland and a member of WWF‘s global Network Executive Team. WWF‘s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF challenges unsustainable practices and builds solutions-based alliances for transformation. WWF Switzerland has 280,000 supporters and over 4,000 volunteers. Worldwide, more than 5 million people support WWF in over 100 countries.
Thomas has been passionate about nature for as long as he can remember. He joined WWF as a member and volunteer when he was eight years old. Prior to taking on the role of CEO in 2012, Thomas was responsible for developing WWF’s partnerships with the private sector and subsequently spent nine years heading up WWF Switzerland‘s national and international nature conservation projects. Before joining WWF, he worked in private banking for Citibank and as a consultant and engagement manager for McKinsey & Co.
Thomas holds degrees in Arabic and Islamic studies from Durham, in International Relations from Cambridge and in Business Administration from IMD. He serves on the boards of several nonprofits and startups in the sustainability space. Thomas and his family live in Zürich, from where he enjoys exploring nature on land and under water.
Since 1 September 2019, Philipp Rickenbacher has been CEO of Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd.
Philipp Rickenbacher joined Julius Baer in 2004 and subsequently held various senior leadership roles, including the responsibility for the Structured Products area. In 2016, he was appointed to the Bank’s Executive Board and became Head Advisory Solutions. From January until the end of August 2019, he was Head Intermediaries & Global Custody and Member of the Bank’s Executive Board.
Before joining Julius Baer, he was employed with McKinsey & Company in Zurich and London from 1997 to 2004, amongst others as Associate Principal.
Philipp Rickenbacher holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Swiss Finance Institute and of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He is father of two children.
Mr Bakker has led WBCSD since 2012. WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. WBCSD member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees.
Mr. Bakker is a distinguished business leader who, until June 2011, served as CFO and then CEO of TNT NV, the global transport and logistics company. He has been recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2009) and the Sustainability Leadership Award (2010). Mr. Bakker is Chairman of War Child in the Netherlands and serves as a member of corporate sustainability advisory boards.
He is an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau since 2018, in recognition of his long-lasting commitment to engaging business in tackling global sustainability issues.
Andrea Brown has spent more than fifteen years working in sustainability, having led initiatives on circular economy, plastics, greenhouse gas emissions and social impact with some of the world’s largest companies and most disruptive innovators.
She currently works for one of Switzerland’s pioneer impact finance company – Quadia, where she helps accelerate the circular and regenerative economy by overseeing the impact strategy of over 180 million USD in equity and debt investments.
Prior to joining Quadia, she spent 10 years at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led business coalition of more than 200 companies. There, she most recently led the Circular Economy program.
Jean-Marc Duvoisin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Nespresso SA in March 2013.
Prior to this role, Jean-Marc had served as Director of Corporate Human Resources at Nestlé since 2007. In 2010, he became Deputy Executive Vice President Human Resources & Centre Administration and member of Nestlé Executive Board.
Since joining Nestlé in 1986, he had assumed various international and headquarter-based positions in Marketing and Sales. He spent part of his career in different markets across Latin America where he served as Country Manager of Ecuador before becoming Market Head for the Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador Region in 2003. A year later, he was promoted to the position of Head of Mexico.
Jean-Marc also served as Chairman of the Nestlé Pension Funds for five years.
He holds an MSc in Economy from Lausanne University HEC, an International Economics Degree from Inst. Univ (HEI), Geneva and an MA in Political Science from Lausanne University.
A Swiss and Italian citizen, he is married with two children, and speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.
André Hoffmann is the Vice Chairman of Roche Holding, Switzerland and serves on the board of the fully owned subsidiary Genentech Inc. in California (USA).
Alongside his non-executive roles in the family business, Mr. Hoffmann has a distinguished cursus in nature conservation and sustainability. He has served among others on the board of WWF International as Vice-President. He is the President of Fondation MAVA and of Fondation Tour du Valat in the Camargue, France.
Mr Hoffmann has joined the Board of SystemIQ to help positively disrupt critical economic systems; the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum, as well as of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. He has also been instrumental in establishing the Hoffmann Global Institute in Business and Society (HGIBS) at INSEAD, his Alma mater, and chairs its Advisory Board.
Mr. Hoffmann studied economics at St. Gallen University and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Dr. Patrick Njoroge is the ninth Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), and has been in office since June 19, 2015. He has overseen a significant overhaul of the banking system in Kenya, including the launch of the first Kenya Banking Sector Charter. He also led the country in the launch of the new generation currency banknotes and coins, thus fulfilling a much-anticipated constitutional requirement. Dr. Njoroge has been keen on facilitating the growth of the Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (MSME) sector, which has been the engine of growth of the Kenyan economy.
Dr. Njoroge joined CBK after a twenty-year career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. Prior to his appointment as Governor, Dr. Njoroge was Advisor to the IMF Deputy Managing Director from December 2012, where his responsibilities included assisting in overseeing the IMF’s engagement with a large swath of IMF members. He also served as Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Finance Department (2006-2012), IMF’s Mission Chief for the Commonwealth of Dominica (2005-2006) and in other capacities since 1995. Prior to joining the IMF, Dr. Njoroge worked as an Economist at the Ministry of Finance (1993-1994) and as a Planning Officer at the Ministry of Planning (1985-1987).
He holds a PhD degree in Economics from Yale University (1993), a Master of Arts degree in Economics (1985) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (1983) from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Njoroge’s professional and research interests lie in Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, International Finance, Development Economics, Econometrics and Monetary Policy.
Dr. Njoroge began his second four-year term in June 2019. He was appointed to the UN Task Force on Digital Financing by Secretary General Antonio Guterres in November 2018.
Bertrand Gacon began his professional career in the financial sector and worked successively in Asia, Paris and Geneva with the BNP Paribas group. In 2006, Bertrand created the Responsible Investment offer of the French bank and developed a complete range of SRI and Impact Investing solutions for its private clients worldwide.
In 2011, he joined Lombard Odier in Geneva and became head of the Impact Office, a team that developed innovative investment solutions in the field of development finance and climate obligations. He also initiated and led the B Corp certification obtained by Lombard Odier.
In 2018, Bertrand co-founded the social enterprise « Impaakt », which uses collective intelligence to analyze and measure the impact that large companies have on the planet and society. The platform (www.impaakt.com) allows all citizens to both contribute and benefit from this universal knowledge database built around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In addition to his role as CEO at Impaakt, Bertrand is Program Director at IHEID, where he developed a Certificate of Advanced Studies on « SDG Investing ». He is also leading the « SwiSOX » project at Sustainable Finance Geneva, an initiative whose objective is to create in Geneva the « Nasdaq for social enterprises ».
Bertrand is a graduate of Skema Business School.
Simon Zadek is senior advisor to Achim Steiner, the head of the United Nations Development Programme, and is principal of Project Catalyst, a UNDP platform advancing large-scale, system-level initiatives to realise the SDGs.
Simon has specific responsibility for the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs which Mr. Steiner co-chairs with Maria Ramos, a veteran of the commercial banking industry who recently (February 2019) retired as CEO of Absa Group Ltd. Simon has served as senior advisor on sustainable finance to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, and as co-director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System. For the G20, first under China’s presidency and then for Germany and Argentina, Simon led the Green/Sustainable Finance Study Group secretariat, and before that represented UN Environment as the co-chair of China’s Green Finance Task Force alongside the People’s Bank of China.
Simon is widely published and has held many academic positions, including at Tshinghua School of Economics and Management, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Singapore Management University, and the University of Southern Africa. He has advised many companies on their approach to sustainable development and has founded and led a number of think tanks and partnerships, including AccountAbility and the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance.
Dr. Philipp Aeby is a Co-founder and CEO of RepRisk. He is an expert in business conduct risk management with a special interest in machine learning. Before joining RepRisk in 2006, he served in various managerial positions across Europe at Amgen, a global biopharmaceutical firm, and worked on a broad range of international assignments with the Boston Consulting Group.
Philipp Aeby holds a PhD in environmental physics and a M.Sc. in Climatology and Hydrology from ETH Zurich, where he earned the ETH medal for outstanding research that involved applying neural networks to pattern recognition. He has served on various boards and advisory boards, among them on the Board of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) when SSF was founded and on UNICEF’s Advisory Board during the launch of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.
After graduating from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Yves Mirabaud spent five years in various banking institutions in Geneva, Zurich, Boston and New York before joining the bank in 1993. A Managing Partner since 1996, he was alo Member of the Executive Committee between 2000 and 2011. He became Senior Managing Partner in 2012.
Since January 2014, following a change in the legal structure of the Mirabaud Group, Yves Mirabaud is Senior Managing Partner of Mirabaud SCA and Chairman of the Board of Mirabaud & Cie SA.
Since April 2015, he is Chairman of the Association of Swiss Private Banks and since 2016 of the Geneva Financial Center. He is also member of the Board of Swiss Bankers Association.
Ancien président du Conseil d’Etat (01.06.2018-13.09.2018)
Elu le 17 juin 2012. Réélu le 10 novembre 2013 et le 15 avril 2018
2018-2019: conseiller d’Etat chargé du département de la sécurité (DS)
2012-2018 : conseiller d’Etat chargé du département de la sécurité et de l’économie (DSE)
2018-2019: président de la Conférence des directrices et directeurs des départements cantonaux de justice et police (CCDJP)
2016-2018 : président de la Conférence latine des chefs des départements de justice et police (CLDJP)
2016-2017 : président des chefs des départements de l’Economie publique de Suisse occidentale (CDEP-SO)
2011-2012: maire de Genève
2007-2012: conseiller administratif de la Ville de Genève
1999-2007: conseiller municipal de la Ville de Genève
2005-2007: président du parti radical genevois
2005-2015: président de la Commission fédérale pour l’enfance et la jeunesse
1993-1995: président du parlement des jeunes de la Ville de Genève
Capitaine dans les troupes de sauvetage
Titulaire d’un master bilingue en droit de l’Université de Fribourg
Sabine Döbeli is the CEO of Swiss Sustainable Finance, an association that was founded in 2014 with the objective of promoting sustainability in Swiss finance.
Previously, she was Head of Corporate Sustainability Management at Vontobel. At Zürcher Kantonalbank she built up the sustainability research unit within the financial analysis department and was involved in the launch of various sustainable investment products.
Sabine holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and a post-graduate degree in business administration from the University of Basel.
Fiona Frick has been the Group CEO of Unigestion since 2011. She started her career at the company in 1990 as a fundamental analyst, covering traditional asset classes, before becoming an investment manager for bond funds.
In 1995, she led the creation of the Unigestion’s equity activities and developed an investment process based on the Minimum Variance anomaly.
Fiona holds an MBA from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris and a degree in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Dijon. She is a regular speaker at conferences and serves on the Board of Sustainable Finance Geneva. On several occasions, Fiona has been included on Financial News’ annual list of 100 most influential Women in the European financial services industry.
Président du Conseil d'administration de compenswiss (Fonds de compensation AVS/AI/APG)
Manuel Leuthold est titulaire d’un Master en droit et d’un Master en Sciences économiques de l’Université de Genève. Après ses études, il a travaillé durant 27 ans au sein du Groupe UBS où il a exercé diverses fonctions. Comme membre de la Direction générale suisse il a dirigé le secteur des Affaires Clientèle Commerciale et Institutionnelle pour la Suisse. Il a ensuite occupé durant près de 4 ans la fonction de Group Chief Administrative Officer auprès du Groupe Edmond de Rothschild.
Depuis 2016, il est administrateur indépendant, avec des mandats principalement dans l’immobilier, le secteur bancaire et de la santé. Il préside également la Promotion économique du Canton de Vaud.
Le Conseil fédéral l’a nommé à la Présidence de compenswiss (Fonds de compensation AVS/AI/APG) au 1 janvier 2016.
Claudia Bolli is responsible for the development and the implementation of the Responsible Investing strategy with Swiss Re since 2014. As such, she was instrumental in the transition of Swiss Re’s investment portfolio to ESG benchmarks as one of the first re-/insurance companies.
Before Claudia Bolli moved to the insurance business, she held several functions in the international banking business. In June 2018, she was selected by the European Commission to join the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. Specifically, she participates in the development of the requirements for the “Climate Transition and Paris-aligned” benchmarks as well as the benchmark ESG disclosure.
Claudia Bolli holds a Master degree in corporate finance and banking from the University of Zurich, and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).
Natasha Braginsky Mounier is a global ESG investment director at Capital Group. She has 25 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years.
Earlier in her career at Capital, she was an equity investment analyst with research responsibility in EMEA equities, as well as sector coverage of Nordic telecoms and European family investment firms. Prior to joining Capital, she was a corporate finance associate in New York at J.P. Morgan and the Blackstone Group and a portfolio manager at Credit Agricole Asset Management in Paris.
She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Natasha is based in London.
Born in Bonn, Germany. Attended high school in Bonn and Geneva. After studying economics in St. Gall, Switzerland, and Freiburg, Germany, he moved to the ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich.
After completing his PhD in 1998, he joined the Russia Division of the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Returning to Switzerland in 1999 he worked in the Country Risk Department of one of Switzerland’s large banks, where he was responsible for Russia and Eastern Europe.
Jan Amrit Poser joined Bank Sarasin in 2001 and served the Bank which is now known as Bank J. Safra Sarasin in many different functions; first as a foreign exchange strategist, then as its Chief Economist, Head of Research and Head of Asset Management. Since 2013 Jan Amrit Poser is responsible for the sustainable investment process and the claim of Sustainability of Bank J. Safra Sarasin. Jan Poser is a renowned commentator of sustainability, economic and financial market developments in the media.
Nadia is the Director of the SDG Lab serving as the leader of the team. She has a long career in international development with several years of field experience in bilateral cooperation and extensive experience in multilateral affairs within and outside of the UN system.
Nadia started her career with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Swiss Red Cross before joining the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation where she served for several years in Eastern Africa working primarily in the field of public health. She then joined the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she served as a Swiss diplomat for over 10 years, first as Deputy Head of Development Affairs at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York, before leading on development affairs and the SDGs at the Swiss Mission to the UN in Geneva.
Nationality: Swiss, British
Education: BA Arts & Masters in Contemporary History, University of Geneva | Post Graduate Certificates, Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School
Melchior de Muralt, managing partner de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie SA, Chairman Cadmos Engagement Funds, co-founder Blue Orchard Finance SA, member of the ICRC.
Philipp Krüger is Associate Professor of Responsible Finance at the University of Geneva and holds a Senior Chair at the Swiss Finance Institute.
He graduated with a PhD in Economics from the Toulouse School of Economics in France. His research interests are in corporate, sustainable, and behavioral finance. His research has been published in the three leading academic finance journals.
Professor Krüger is a regular speaker at leading finance conferences worldwide and has won numerous awards for his research, such as the Moskowitz Prize, a UN PRI Research Award, or the ICPM Climate Change Research Award.
Roland Dominicé est expert en microfinance, en finance internationale et en développement. Il a étudié les sciences sociales et les relations internationales à l’Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement de l’Université de Genève, où il a écrit son mémoire de maîtrise sur le renforcement de l’Etat et les étapes du développement politique moderne. Il a complété ses études à la Commission des relations internationales de l’Université de Chicago, où il a écrit son mémoire de maîtrise sur les stratégies de la mondialisation et la théorie du développement organisationnel.
Roland Dominicé a commencé sa carrière dans la finance, dans les domaines de la gestion de patrimoine, au sein de la division de gestion d’actifs institutionnels d’UBS, et de la finance d’entreprise, en tant que consultant en gestion chez PricewaterhouseCoopers. Il a ensuite rejoint l’équipe fondatrice de BlueOrchard Finance pour lancer le premier gérant de patrimoine privé dédié à la microfinance, où il a officié en tant que directeur financier pendant trois ans. Il a aidé l’entreprise à acquérir son aura internationale en pilotant le lancement des premières obligations structurées de microfinance sur les marchés de capitaux en 2004, en coopération avec J.P. Morgan et U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Il a ensuite cofondé Symbiotics, où il a occupé dans un premier temps le poste de responsable du développement commercial, avant d’être élu CEO en 2008.
Andreas von Planta, Ph.D., has been a member of the Board of Directors of Novartis AG since 2006. He qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director and is Chairman of the Governance, Nomination and Corporate Responsibilities Committee. He is also a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Risk Committee.
Andreas von Planta provides senior counsel to the law firm Lenz & Staehelin AG, where he was a partner from 1988 through 2017. He is chairman of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, chairman of the audit committee of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG, and a board member of Helvetia Holding AG in Switzerland.
He also serves on the boards of various Swiss subsidiaries of foreign companies and other non-listed Swiss companies, including Burberry (Suisse) SA, A.P. Moller Finance SA and Socotab Frana SA. He previously served on the boards of Raymond Weil SA (2007 to 2018), Holcim Ltd (2003 to 2014) and Lenz & Staehelin (1996 to 2018), all based in Switzerland.
Monika Beck has been a member of the Management Board of DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, since July 2018.
Before she headed KfW’s Compliance department since 2015. From 2004 to 2015, she held various management positions at KfW Development Bank. During this time, she initiated, established and managed numerous MSME funds and funds in the climate finance and education finance field; for example MEF and EFSE. Monika Beck joined KfW in 2001.
Having studied economics in Stirling and Cologne, she initially worked for three years as a product manager at L’Oréal and, between 1992 and 2001, she worked at ProCredit Group mainly in Latin America.
Stefan Bichsel est directeur général de la division Asset Management & Trading de la BCV depuis le 1er mai 2009.
Il est titulaire d’un brevet d’avocat du canton de Berne et d’un Master of Laws (LL.M.) de la Georgetown University à Washington, D.C. Il a également été admis aux barreaux de New York et du Connecticut. Plus tard, il a suivi l’Advanced Management Program auprès de la Wharton School à Philadelphie. Après des postes à l’UBS et à la Banque Pictet, il devient en 1994 le premier CEO de Swissca Holding AG (actuellement Swisscanto).
De 1998 à 2001, il est président du Conseil de la Swiss Funds Association (SFA). En 2003, il devient membre de la direction générale de Robeco Group à Rotterdam.
Entre 2005 et 2007, il préside l’European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). En 2006, il rejoint Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch en tant qu’associé du Holding Group et membre du Group Management.
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Daniel Wild is Credit Suisse’s Global Head of ESG Strategy in the Impact Advisory and Finance Department (IAF). He is responsible for the development of ESG products and services, and leads the evolution of the Credit Suisse ESG framework and its integration across the bank globally. Daniel has over 20 years of experience in the areas of sustainability and finance.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in September 2019, Daniel was Co-CEO at RobecoSAM AG, a pioneer and leader in sustainable asset management. Daniel had been with RobecoSAM since 2006 and held various management positions in the areas of sustainability research and investments.
From 2004 to 2006, Daniel led infrastructure financing programs in Southeastern Europe and Asia for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco) as part of Swiss development cooperation. From 1999 to 2004, Daniel headed the Environmental Technology Department at EBP, a Swiss engineering and consulting firm.
Daniel holds a Master in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He also earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich, in collaboration with EAWAG, the Swiss water research institute. He conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University (USA).
Furthermore, Daniel has applied his expertise for Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) as a board member, for lectures on sustainability investing at the European Business School and AZEK, and in various advisory functions at organizations such as GRI or UNEP FI.
Assistante du Secrétaire général, Nations Unies & Directrice exécutive, International Trade Centre
Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, since September 2013.
Ms. González, a Spanish national, has extensive knowledge about international trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in trade and development matters in the public and private sectors, as well as in management at multilateral organizations.
Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative (Sherpa) at the G-20.
Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission, conducting negotiations of trade agreements and assisting developing countries in trade-development efforts. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the European Commission spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Union Trade Commissioner.
Ms. González began her career in the private sector as an associate in a German law firm advising companies on trade, competition and state-aid matters.
Ms. González holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Carlos III, Madrid.
She co-chairs the World Economic Forum (WEF) Agenda Council on the Future of Trade and Investment.
Besides her native Spanish, she speaks English, French, German and Italian.
Laurent Ramsey est associé-gérant du groupe Pictet depuis le 1er janvier 2016. Il dirige l’entité de gestion institutionnelle Pictet Asset Management depuis 2016, une responsabilité qu’il partage avec Sébastien Eisinger depuis le 1er avril 2019.
Entré chez Pictet en 1993, il a assumé diverses fonctions managériales au sein de Pictet Asset Management en Suisse et en Asie. Il est titulaire d’un master en gestion internationale de la Faculté des hautes études commerciales (HEC) de l’Université de Lausanne.
Organisé par Sustainable Finance Geneva, Swiss Sustainable Finance et la Fondation Genève Place Financière, cet événement sans précédent a été le fruit d’une collaboration entre les milieux financiers et les représentant-e-s de la Genève internationale, des autorités fédérales, cantonales et municipales.