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.

A community dedicated to growing sustainable finance

Following a public consultation, the map that aims to inform the community about the large number of institutions active in sustainable finance in Geneva and the Swiss Romande now boasts 248 actors.

It illustrates the vast potential for collaboration between players from Geneva’s right bank – home to the UN and many international organizations – and its left bank, where the financial centre is located.

The depth and breadth of this ecosystem is now publicly documented and accessible as a result of the mapping done through a collaboration between Sustainable Finance Geneva, the Canton of Geneva, IISD and the SDG Lab at the UN Geneva.

An asset for Switzerland

From the 248 actors identified in this second edition, 81 are dedicated solely to sustainable finance,  138 are private sector actors and 97 are international organizations, foundations or associations.

Explore the institutions in detail on the INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MAP produced by the Canton.

Read the NARRATIVE REPORT that expands on the content of the map, explains patterns, and provides a high-level summary of what was discovered through mapping these actors.

Print the ONE-PAGER Geneva Sustainable Finance Mapping at a Glance.

Fill the FORM to add your institution.


This mapping is one initiative amongst several developed these last years as the Building Bridges Week and Summit, intended to multiply systemic collaborations between the actors and to position our unique ecosystem as a model internationally.

Joining forces to leverage our impact

As highly diverse, purpose-driven organizations, we work closely to position Switzerland as one of the top global financial centers for sustainable finance.

Sustainable Finance Geneva is a member-driven, regional organization at the heart of one of the most dynamic ecosystems of its kind in the world.

Swiss Sustainable Finance is a national organization that represents institutions and promotes Switzerland as a hub for this fast-growing industry.