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A ground-breaking event in Geneva.

Building Bridges is back with it’s third edition running October 3-6 2022 at the Centre International de Conférences Geneva (CICG) and online.

Building Bridges will feature a high-level Summit, over 65 community-led events, and a networking village.  Most importantly, it will showcase concrete commitments, initiatives and action that make finance a key catalyst for change.

Monday, October 3rd – Opening Event and Cocktail
Tuesday, October 4th – Morning High Level Segment and Networking Lunch

The Building Bridges Summit will feature high level dialogues and interventions from thought leaders about the future of finance.  It unites the ecosystem around a common vision of accelerating the transition to a global economic model aligned with the needs of the SDGs.

Tuesday, October 4th – Thursday, October 6th

The Building Bridges Week will be made up of 65 crowd-sourced events planned by the community in a range of formats that allow for different levels of dialogue and collaboration including panel sessions, workshops, roundtables, trainings, case studies, pitches, and networking events.

Monday, October 3rd – Thursday, October 6th

The Village is an interactive space for networking, meeting new people, and building bridges.  It will be open alongside the Summit and the Week.  Guests can learn about cutting-edge finance initiatives, watch launches and pitches, or simply have a coffee with a new contact in this space.

Who’s attending?

The strength of Building Bridges rests in it’s diversity. The scale and complexity of transitioning to a sustainable financial system requires the contributions of all sectors of society – the financial industry, companies, start-ups, governments, the UN and other international organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, philanthropists, asset owners, and more. Participating in Building Bridges gives you the opportunity to connect with all people from all of these distinct groups.

A responsible event approach with
10 commitments


Ensure the same quality of experience for all.

Diversity & Inclusion

Ensure diversity and inclusion in the teams and in the choice of service providers as well as in the speakers.


Become a contributor to the local economy by favouring initiatives and providers from the local community.


Ensure the catering offer integrates low impact ingredients.


Adopt an eco-design approach in the production of the event from the supply processes, production, use and disposal.

Zero Waste

Commit to a zero waste approach by reducing the variety, volume and quantity of products while ensuring total waste diversion.

Plastic Free

Remove all the single used plastic whenever it is applicable.

Public awarness

Engage our stakeholders by publicly announce our 10 commitments and support our Building Bridges Communities.


Be part of a continuous improvement process by evaluating and centralising all the actions implemented on each edition.

Impact & Transparency

Report on our impacts while calculating and offsetting 100% of the event emissions by supporting environmental projects in Switzerland and abroad.

Join the BB Community on social networks

Discover the conversation and contribute with #buildingbridges22