3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance

Date: 22 Mar 2016

The University of Geneva together with the Latsis Foundation, Sustainable Finance Geneva, and UNEP FI are organising the 3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance, which will take place on March 22nd, 2016 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) in Switzerland.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Role of Finance in Promoting Sustainable Development.” As in previous years, the conference will provide a platform for sustainable finance related research relevant to academics, investment practitioners, think-tanks, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, and civil society at large.

The UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System will host the afternoon session of the conference:
Moderator: Mark Halle, Executive Director (IISD Europe) & Senior Advisor (UNEP Inquiry)

Presentation of the Inquiry’s findings
Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General to the United Nations and Head of UNEP New York Office

Panel Discussion: Policy Innovation for Sustainable Finance
Caroline Anstey, Group Managing Director, Global Head UBS and Society (UBS Switzerland AG)
Jean-Daniel Gerber, President (Swiss Sustainable Finance)
Bruno Oberle, Professor (EPFL) & former Director (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment)
Jean-Charles Rochet, Professor (University of Zürich & Swiss Finance Institute)

Closing remarks
Eric Usher, Acting Head (UNEP Finance Initiative)

More details are available at http://www.geneva-summit-on-sustainable-finance.ch/