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
Newsletter - THE BRIDGE
Newsletter September 2019
Admin SFG - septembre 2019
Dear ecosystem, THE BRIDGE is the best communication channel to promote your contributions to the acceleration of sustainable finance and the development of our financial centre within the community. Feel free to send us information to be relayed. Read the newsletter...
Events
BUILDING BRIDGES WEEK – Where finance and SDG Connect
Admin SFG - August 2019
The result of a collective effort, this week will take place from 7 to 11 October 2019 in Geneva and aims to encourage new exchanges and collaborations between the financial industry and the Swiss and international sustainable development community. We invite institutions active in the field of sustainable finance to
Where finance and SDGs connect
BUILDING BRIDGES SUMMIT
Admin SFG - August 2019
SAVE THE DATE - October 10, 2019 - Bâtiment des Forces Motrices - Geneva On the occasion of the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Financial Centers for Sustainability (FC4S) Network in Geneva, Switzerland is organizing a landmark summit on October 10. Building on the unique ecosystem in Geneva, the aim of the even
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 increase in global warming…

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

“Bring more finance to the ODDs and bring more ODDs into finance”. With this formula, Patrick Odier, senior managing partner…

Newsletter - THE BRIDGE
THE BRIDGE – Newsletter July 2019
Admin SFG - July 2019

Hello, After a vast survey of more than 500 members and 46 partners, we are back with a redesigned newsletter.…

Profiles
David Hiler, the optimistic collapseologist
Le Temps - D. Haeberli - 5.6.2019 / FR

Among the commitments of the former Green State Councillor, Sustainable Finance Geneva holds a central place. The association is working…

Events
SFG’s 10th anniversary
Admin SFG - May 2019

Dear all, Many of you came to celebrate SFG’s 10th anniversary and we thank you for it. This success highlights…

 
Profiles
CHERYL HICKS, the woman who talks about toilets as a gold mine
Heidi.News - A. Robert - 17.5.2019 / FR

Where it is discovered that an international coalition, based in Geneva, considers that the toilets of the third millennium will…

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.