Switzerland will be the capital of sustainable finance later this year, reflecting its increasing importance as a leading center of excellence for sustainable and innovative finance. Building Bridges, an action-oriented, multi-stakeholder movement launched in Geneva in 2019 to shape the global agenda and the future of sustainable finance, will hold its second edition from November 29, 2021 until December 2, 2021.
Bringing together UN, finance and politics
Leveraging the unique Swiss and Geneva ecosystem, it will bring together a diversity of international actors in the finance, government, the UN, NGOs and academia with a broad spectrum of expertise in finance and SDG implementation.
The second edition of Building Bridges Week will start on November 29, 2021 in Geneva with the Building Bridges Summit. This summit will launch a week of events, and will convene a unique group of key Swiss and international decision makers and world-renowned keynote speakers around a common vision and objective: to accelerate the transition to a global economic model aligned with the imperatives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with finance as a key catalyst for change.
Successful first edition
The first edition of Building Bridges in October 2019 brought together over 1000 stakeholders from diverse backgrounds in Switzerland and internationally, including the President of the Swiss Confederation, the Director-General of UN Geneva, and numerous CEOs and opinion leaders representing NGOs, business, academia and other international organizations.
The program and keynote speakers of the 2021 event will announced in summer 2021.