Swiss Sustainable Finance Conference

Past Event
16/01/2018 Zurich Events

Inspiring investment partnerships to achieve global goals

Date/Time: Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 9.00 h – 17.30 h, including lunch and followed by apéro
Venue: SIX Convention Point, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, Zurich (Zurich-West)

Jointly with renowned experts, SSF will debate key success factors for fruitful partnerships attracting private capital to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Showcasing Swiss and global initiatives, we will provide you with an overview on different partnership models and discuss both challenges and pathways to scale up existing solutions.

Key note speeches, expert panels and six interactive breakout sessions will provide insights into the roles of different parties in establishing successful partnerships. The conference furthermore offers a platform for market players to interact with potential new partners, who could join forces to achieve global goals.

Program excerpt:

10:00 – 11:00 Expert panel

Challenging the public sector – What role do Development Finance Institutes play in mobilizing private capital

Moderated by: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer, BlueOrchard


15:45-16:45 Breakout sessions

Session D: Promoting access to climate insurance

In this session, we will be looking at a partnership helping those potentially affected by climate change issues gain access to insurance.

Presenters: Felix Hermes, Chief Operations Officer, BlueOrchard, and Heike Allendorf, Head of Impact Insurance, CelsiusPro

This session will be moderated by Kelly Hess, Senior Project Manager, SSF.

Session F: Investments into innovations to achieve transformational impact

In this session we will debate how development agencies can support private investments through the set-up of guarantee instruments and the establishment of targeted partnerships.

Presenters: Tim Radjy, Founder and Managing Partner, AlphaMundi Group Ltd, and Christopher Onajin, Senior Advisor Loans & Guarantees, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

This session will be moderated by Frédéric Berney, Chief Risk Officer, BlueOrchard.


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