Geneva
A unique ecosystem at the heart of a global movement

Geneva is uniquely positioned to address the urgent challenges crystallized around the UN’s 17 SDGs, thanks to its one-of-a-kind ecosystem: a global financial centre, combined with a hub for multilateral diplomacy, world-class universities and forward-looking policy-makers.

Synergy and communication

The mission of SFG is to connect, support and promote this exceptional community, which has helped put Geneva on the map as one of the world’s top centres for sustainable finance. We complement our core activities with special projects aimed at maximizing synergies across the sustainable finance ecosystem.

Our News
Media Release
Private asset impact fund ecosystem worth over USD 30 billion
Symbiotics - November 2020
Symbiotics publishes its inaugural global impact fund survey, merging its historical microfinance investment vehicle survey, and its private debt impact fund survey.
Profiles
PLANET EQUITIES OR CLIMATE BONDS? WHY CHOOSE?
Asteria Newsletter - October 2020
Investors can fully support the transition to a low carbon economy and an asset class mix provides complementary impact exposure.
Newsletter - The Bridge
THE BRIDGE – NEWSLETTER JULY 2020
SFG Admin - July 2020
Dear friends, We hope that you are traversing this public health crisis without too much difficulty and that life is gradually returning to normal. On the menu for this edition
Media Release
SFG and SSf join forces
SFG Admin - June 2020

Sustainable finance is gaining momentum in Switzerland with mainstream players demonstrating increasing interest and accelerating action being taken in contributing…

Newsletter - The Bridge
THE BRIDGE: NEWSLETTER APRIL 2020
SFG Admin - April 2020

Dear friends, We hope that you and your family are in good health and stay safe. On the agenda of…

The Swiss Social Stock Exchange
SWISOX in 8 images
Admin SFG / April 2020

Eight images to understand everything about SFG’s Swiss Social Stock Exchange project, born with the intent of addressing the inefficient…

Newsletter - The Bridge
THE BRIDGE: NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2020
SFG Admin - February 2020

Dear friends, We hope that you and your family are in good health and stay safe. On the agenda of…

Rendite mit gutem Gewissen:
Ein Börsenvorstoss setzt auf grüne Firmen
Handelszeitung, Gioia da Silva - 6.2.2020

Ein Verband des Genfer Finanzplatzes will grüne und soziale Firmen an die Börse bringen. Passt zum Zeitgeist, ist aber ein…

 
The Swiss Social Stock Exchange
SWISOX
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In 2015, SFG initiated a project to assess the rationale, feasibility, and business case for creating a Swiss Social Stock…

Manifesto
Why sustainability matters: Re-inventing finance for a fast-changing world

The unprecedented pace of change faced by our societies today is creating exciting new opportunities for innovation in finance, from green bonds and 2.0 portfolio management to crowdfunding, blockchain and fintech.
These innovations reflect shifting individual priorities and expectations (for instance, 30% of European millennials have never used a brick-and-mortar bank), as well as the urgent global needs of our Planet, as crystallized by the adoption of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

At a time of rapid transformation for the entire financial sector, we believe that sustainable finance, which prioritizes long-term environmental and social impact, will gradually become the “new normal”.

Sustainable finance integrates environmental, social, governance and development criteria into investment decisions, for the lasting benefit of both stakeholders and society at large.