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Webinar

Shining a Light on the Social Dimension of Sustainable Finance

Join a virtual conversation with the SDG Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Development as they 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 dimensions.  
September 22, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am

(Open to public)

Sustainable investing has experienced 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?

A panel of experts from the  SDG Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Development will 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 dimensions. The event will also briefly touch upon questions of how to measure impact and advance quality data for the social dimension of sustainable finance.

 

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

Moderator:

  • Ms. Trine Schmidt, Policy Analyst, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Speakers

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