The SDG Finance Geneva Summit (SGS Geneva) promotes SDG-aligned finance and drives active collaboration between decision-makers from the financial sector and the development community. UNDP Geneva launched the SGS Geneva in 2016 to advance the aim of sourcing impact driven and bankable ventures from developing countries and mobilizing private capital to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.
In 2019, UNDP Geneva launched the Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) programme, identifying, showcasing and advocating for increased investments in ventures that develop at scale solutions for the SDGs in developing countries.
Why attend ?
DISCOVER key trends of innovative SDG-aligned solutions in developing countries.
IDENTIFY investment opportunities & meet with growth stage ventures yielding financial return and positive social and environmental impact.
LEARN innovative approaches to redirect mainstream capital flows to SDG-aligned investments.
EXCHANGE knowledge about the nature, challenges and impact of SDG innovative financing
ENGAGE with key decision-makers ranging from private sector CEOs, UN officials and Impact Investing specialists.
MEET with asset managers, private equity funds, venture capital, foundations, family offices and banks in private one-to-one meetings.
WHAT ATTENDEES SAY
A large majority of participants see the pitches of the GSIV entrepreneurs as a unique value added of the event, saying that they provide access to SDG innovations they would not otherwise have access to. More than 35% of the investors attending the summit come to source investment opportunities.
SGS Geneva offers valuable networking opportunities among ventures, investors, financial institutions, large corporates and the UN system, leading to partnership development. More than 50% attendees share that they had insightful conversations with entrepreneurs and experts from the financial sector.
KNOWLEDGE SHARING OPPORTUNITY:
Participants become more eager to exchange knowledge on innovative financing in the field of sustainability. 77% said that the Summit enhanced their understanding of SDGs and impact finance.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER: UNDP
Our Vision:By 2030, the SDGs will be the main global guidance framework for businesses, investors and governments, unlocking trillions in business opportunities and increasing the number of businesses of all sizes that align their strategies and operations with the SDGs. This will be supported and regulated by a policy environment that reduces risk and fosters an inclusive and green economy, leading to the eradication of poverty.
Our Mission:Assist countries to align private sector activities and investments with the 2030 Agenda by influencing investors and businesses of all sizes; embedding the SDGs into their decision-making and practices; developing impact monitoring and management capacities at country level; and where relevant, supporting governments to establish enabling policy and regulatory environments while facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships.
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