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
Latest news
Building Bridges : what a journey !
Admin SFG - December 2019
With the Week, made up of 31 events, organized by 52 partners, and an estimated 1000+ attendees, and the Summit that brought together 800 high level participants, 26 partners, and 36 speakers, Switzerland crystallized the ‘Building Bridges’ vision into a reality, positioning its sustainable finance ecosystem as a c
Events
Human rights in the Finance industry – December 10th, 2019
Admin SFG - November 2019
Join the University of Geneva’s Center for Business and Human Rights, the University of Sydney, and Sustainable Finance Geneva on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2019, to discuss the role of human rights for the finance Industry.
Training
Build your own responsible investment process !
Admin SFG - November 2019
Registration for 2020 online Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Sustainable Finance to help finance professionals seize growing opportunities offered by responsible investment is now open.
Profiles
Fabio Sofia, sustainable conviction
Le Temps - David Haeberli - 8.10.2019 / FR

The president of Sustainable Finance Geneva is struggling to make the City of Calvin a financial centre that does good…

Latest news
Building Bridges Summit 2019 : the speech of Fabio Sofia
Admin SFG - October 2019

President of SFG, Fabio Sofia opened the Building Bridges Summit on October 10th, at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices. Share

Events
BUILDING BRIDGES SUMMIT
Admin SFG - September 2019

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM – October 10, 2019 – Bâtiment des Forces Motrices – Geneva On the occasion of the 2019…

Events
BUILDING BRIDGES WEEK – Where finance and SDG Connect
Admin SFG - September 2019

More than 30 institutions active in the field of sustainable finance are organizing events during the Building Bridges Week. Discover…

Profiles
Carbon emissions disclosure and company evaluation, according to Professor Philipp Krüger of the SFI
allnews.ch - S. Helbling et C. Pasche - 5.8.2019 / FR

With the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the international community set itself the goal of limiting the rise in global warming…

 
Profiles
Sustainable finance in Geneva, as seen by Patrick Odier
Le Temps - Patrick Odier - 4.8.2019 / FR

“Bringing more finance to the SDGs and more SDGs into finance”. This is how Patrick Odier, senior managing partner of…

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.