2022 Edition

Join us for the third edition of Building Bridges on October 3-6, 2022 in Geneva.

 

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BB-Connect Networking App

Building Bridges introduces a networking app to foster stronger connections among members of the community.

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Guest contribution

Pipeline Builder Partnership: Interview with John Hendra

Over the past weeks, and in the lead up to Building Bridges Week 2022, the SDG Lab has been running a series of interviews looking at sustainable finance from the perspectives of four people involved …

Guest contribution

Yofi Grant: “Our Development Agenda is already Aligned with the SDGs and Has Been for a Long Time”

The West African country of Ghana is the focus of a pilot of the Pipeline Builder, a partnership between SDG Lab at the United Nations in Geneva and Ground_Up Project, a Swiss-based impact finance adv…

Guest contribution

How to Guarantee Debt Sustainability while Protecting the Environment

Can debt restructuring episodes used to promote climate friendly policies either through the issuance of green bonds or by attaching climate friendly conditions (in terms of mitigation, adaptation, or…

Guest contribution

Energy Transition: a Complex but Compelling Challenge

Reaching net-zero targets will require major investment and concerted political will. BloombergNEF (BNEF) estimates this investment at USD 92–173 trillion over the next three decades, of which US…

Guest contribution

Interview with Brindusa Burrows: “We simply cannot afford to not invest in the SDGs in emerging markets”

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. Investing in their ability to contribute to the SDGs is key to our future. Th…

Guest contribution

Solving Plastic Pollution from an Investor Perspective

Plastic is ubiquitous in our life. Look around and you will find all kinds of materials that are made from plastic such as smartphones or food packaging. Plastic’s versatility, lightweight, and low-co…

Guest contribution

Pipeline Builder Partnership: Interview with Charles Abani, UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana

The West African country of Ghana is the focus of a pilot of the Pipeline Builder, a partnership between SDG Lab at the United Nations in Geneva and Ground_Up Project, a Swiss-based impact finance adv…

Update

Building Bridges launches a networking app for its community

Building Bridges just released a mobile app that aims to foster stronger connections among members of the community.

Update

Deadline Extended: Call for Volunteers 2022

Building Bridges is seeking volunteers to support during the week of October 3 – October 6, 2022. Students and other interested individuals are encouraged to apply and become part of the movement.

Update

Beyond Rhetoric: Keeping Track of Impact Investing

To kick-start the month of September, Building Bridges hosted a webinar dedicated to the main sustainable trends of the fall with leading experts such as Élodie Feller, Global Policy Lead at UNEP FI, …

We aim to build a bridge from an economic system that has damaged the planet to one that sustains and regenerates it.

Patrick Odier

President, Building Bridges

Building Bridges is more than an event.

It is an open and collaborative effort that aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable financial system.

Building Bridges brings diverse actors from the finance industry, the United Nations, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and government together in collaboration around a common vision of advancing sustainable finance to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Building Bridges promotes an inclusive and systemic vision of a sustainable society that equally addresses social, economic and environmental issues. The initiative convenes a diverse community of stakeholders from both the Global North and South.

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