The 5th Edition of Building Bridges will take place in Geneva from December 9-12, 2024 at the CICG in Geneva and will see UNEP FI host its 18th Global Roundtable on 10-11 December under the same roof. 

The Building Bridges Action Days, a unique crowd-sourced program with 3 days of sustainable finance events, will take place from December 10-12, 2024 at the CICG in Geneva. This one-of-a-kind program gives organizations active in sustainability and finance the opportunity to contribute their content and ideas to the movement. The Call for Events is now open and you can submit your event proposal until May 22, 6 PM CET.

The 2024 Action Days will showcase over 60 events, workshops, research presentations, panels, and fishbowl conversations. As in every edition, we invite all organizations to help us advance the sustainable finance agenda, by showcasing innovative projects, fostering impactful discussions and proposing concrete solutions.

All types of organizations are encouraged to put forward their event concepts, whether they be finance industry players, academics, NGOs, international organizations, governments, or industry associations.

Building Bridges is an internationally-focused event and we welcome event applications from organizers based anywhere in the world.

Event Formats:

Event Requirements

Diversity of partners and/or stakeholders

Ideally, we would like to see events planned by more than one organization, but we will consider stakeholder diversity (for example, diverse speakers).

Interactive formats

This year we have very few spots of panels and will therefore favor workshops, trainings, discussions, etc.

Clear and defined scope

Participants benefit from concrete, actionable topics. Avoid subjects that are too broad or high-level and focus on the outputs you want participants to walk away with.

Solution oriented

We want to provide participants with actionable solutions and therefore will preference events with a solutions orientation (i.e. sharing or deriving solutions in the session).

Excluding Criteria

If an event is too promotional (particularly commercially) it will automatically be excluded.


Before submitting your event proposal, please read our guidelines on the Call for Events process and requirements.

Download Guidelines

Information Session:

We held an information session on April 29 to address all questions on the call for events. Watch the video to learn more about event requirements.


Remember to submit your event by May 22, 6 PM CET.

We look forward to reading your event proposals! Don’t hesitate to check our 2023 Program and Report for inspiration.