Where Finance
Meets Impact

At SFG, we catalyze the Geneva ecosystem to adopt sustainable practices when making investment decisions.

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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thanks to its one-of-a-kind ecosystem: a global financial centre, combined with a hub for multilateral diplomacy, world-class academic institutions and forward-looking policy-makers.

Quote by Sandrine Salerno

“The collaboration between financial and academic institutions and forward-looking policy-makers will be the powerful force for a more sustainable and just future.”

— Sandrine Salerno
Executive Director, Sustainable Finance Geneva

What We Do

Build Leaders & Community

SFG supports its members in becoming leaders and champions for sustainable finance by providing quality training and networking opportunities. In addition, SFG acts as a resource to the broader community in Geneva and Switzerland by curating and sharing knowledge on the latest developments in sustainable finance, and by pushing for deeper impact.

 

Catalyze Action & Foster Collaboration

SFG acts as a platform for dialogue and collaboration by facilitating strategic partnerships that advance issues crucial to building a sustainable financial system. SFG focuses its efforts on leveraging the diverse and varied expertise of the financial industry and international Geneva on “next horizon” finance issues.

 

 

Why Sustainability Matters

The Sustainability Revolution is the largest investment opportunity in history.

 

Sustainable finance refers to the process of taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into account when making investment decisions in the financial sector, leading to more long-term investments in sustainable economic activities and projects:

Environment

Environmental considerations include climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as the environment more broadly, for instance, the preservation of biodiversity, pollution prevention and the circular economy.

Social

Social considerations refer to issues of inequality, inclusiveness, labour relations, investment in human capital and communities, as well as human rights issues.

Governance

The governance of public and private institutions – including management structures, employee relations and executive remuneration – plays a fundamental role in ensuring the inclusion of social and environmental considerations in the decision making process.