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
Events
SDG Business Dialogue – 11 March 2021
Regional Forum on Sustainable Development - February 2021
Taking place for the first time at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, the SDG Business Dialogue will be a unique multi-stakeholder conversation on business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the COVID-19 recovery. Participant
Latest news
Investors are finally waking up to the SDGs, but risk remains the elephant in the room
Geneva Solutions - February 2021
In this commentary on SDG-aligned investments, Ground_Up Project, a Geneva based investment adviser, suggests ways that investors can tailor the use of SDGs in their countries. From COVID-19 to climate disruption and rising inequalities, companies and investors are waking up to the risks posed by the planet’s urge
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…

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…

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.