SFG is a community dedicated to sustainable finance
Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) is a pioneer association dedicated to promoting sustainable finance in the Swiss market.
Established in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, we strive to be the trusted knowledge partner, committed to engaging with the financial industry, civil society, international organizations and policy-makers to shape sustainable business practices and value creation.
We are the most influential association of its kind in French-speaking Switzerland, setting the agenda for the future of finance. For SFG, the financial ecosystem must be at the service of society: respectful of natural resources and concerned about the societal and climate impact of their activities. It must optimize all its processes and business practices to ensure measurable and positive social value. Action must be taken at all levels of the industry so that finance complies with Agenda 2030 and looks beyond the Sustainable Development Goals.
"I believe that money is dumb, but investors are not. Adding purpose to your investments makes money smarter, and therefore more sustainable. It’s time for purpose-driven investing."
Our 3 pillars
SFG stands on 3 strong pillars: our community, the unique Geneva ecosystem and innovation.
Human capital is our most valuable resource. SFG is the heart of a dense network of partners. Our association connects our founders, governing bodies, SFG individual members and institutional partners. Collectively, they volunteer over 400 hours of their time each year. We are deeply grateful to them for their contribution.
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 policymakers. Our community hail from academia, banks, consulting firms, financial institutions, NGOs, local government, multinationals, and law firms.
By promoting networking opportunities in this unique community, SFG acts as a platform for dialogue and creating synergy for innovation via new projects and working groups. Our community share their vision, knowledge, passion and expertise to shape a more environmentally and socially responsible financial industry. We foster greater transparency, collaboration and long-termism in financial and economic activity, in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.
Our mission is to act as a catalyst for the financial ecosystem to adopt sustainable and innovative practices when making investment decisions. We strive to be the trusted knowledge partner, committed to engaging with the financial ecosystem, civil society, international organizations and policy-makers to shape sustainable business practices and value creation.
Finance must be at the service of an economy that respects natural resources and is aligned with the needs of a just and sustainable society.
SFG’s vision is that the financial industry in Geneva and Switzerland will be fully mobilized with transparency and measurability to finance the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, placing Geneva and Switzerland as leading financial centres in the world in terms of sustainable finance.
Our flagship event
Building Bridges, our flagship event, is a powerful opportunity to mobilize key stakeholders to shape the global sustainable finance agenda. The event brings together International Geneva, a multi-lateral hub for SDGs, the Swiss Financial Center and the federal and local Swiss authorities.