Building Bridges Warm Up - Shining a light on the Social Dimension of Sustainable Finance

Sustainable investing has experienced an impressive growth in recent years. However, as the focus on the environmental dimension of sustainable finance is increasingly consolidating, also referred to as “green finance”, the social dimension of sustainable finance is lagging behind. How do we change that?

Warming up for the Building Bridges Week (BBW), the SDG Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) examines the state of the social dimension in sustainable finance in a series of conversations and workshops. This first event introduces different approaches and tools for integrating the social dimension into sustainable finance. It invites participants along with a panel of experts to identify and share the challenges they face in ensuring that sustainable investments contribute to all three dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals - the social, environmental, and economic dimension.

The event also briefly touches upon questions of how to measure impact and advance quality data for the social dimension of sustainable finance, which subsequent conversations and workshops during the autumn will deal with in greater detail.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Online

LinkedIn event page

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Welcome and setting the scene

Ms. Nadia Isler, Director of SDG Lab, United Nations
Mr. Nathan Sussman, Professor and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, International economics, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Panel discussion

Ms. Sandrine Salerno, Director Sustainable Finance Geneva
Mr. Jacques Ducrest, Federal Council Delegate for the 2030 Agenda, Switzerland
Mr. Bruno Roche, Founder and Executive Director, Economics of Mutuality
Ms. Patricia Richter, Senior Technical Officer at the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Ms. Dorothee Baumann-Pauly, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly’s quote incl. her picture