Innovative Blended Finance Solutions for Impact
This event discusses innovative blended finance solutions globally and how they can achieve scale and reach the next frontier. Moreover, it gives an update on the SDG Impact Finance Initiative since its launch at the Building Bridges Week 2021 including upcoming activities.
Philippe ValahuCEO, Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
Dominique ParaviciniHead of the Economic Cooperation & Development Division, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Ambassador Dominique Paravicini is the Head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division and delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements since 1 September 2021.
Sabine DöbeliCEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance
Sabine Döbeli has led Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) for 7 years as CEO. Prior to joining SSF, she worked at Bank Vontobel as Head of Corporate Sustainability Management and at Zürcher Kantonalbank as Head of Sustainability Research. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on International Cooperation of the Swiss Federal Council, of the research advisory council of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and of the advisory councils of the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance (SDFA) and Stiftung Drittes Millenium. Ms. Döbeli has a Master of Advanced Studies in Business and Marketing from the University of Basel and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich.
Maya ZiswilerCEO, UBS Optimus Foundation
Liliana de Sá KirchknopfHead of Private Sector Development Division - SECO
Liliana de Sá Kirchknopf is Head of the Private Sector Development Division in the Economic Development Cooperation Directorate at SECO (Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs), promoting a better business environment, access to finance and strengthened skills for the companies to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. Sustainable finance and impact investing is a key priority with dedicated programs on framework conditions and investment instruments such as SIFEM (Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets) or PIDG (Private Investment Development Group) under its supervision. She has been working for SECO since 1996 in different positions, including as Senior Advisor at the Swiss Executive Directors Office at the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., as private sector development specialist for the International Finance Corporation IFC and as Head of the Swiss Contribution Office in Budapest, responsible for the set-up and implementation of a 130 million CHF cohesion programme in Hungary. She holds a masters in economics from the University of Berne with a minor in political science. She speaks five languages.
Leticia Ferreras AstorquiVice President & Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors
Kruskaia Sierra-EscalanteSenior Manager, International Finance Corporation IFC
Laura HemrikaGlobal Head Corporate Citizenship & Foundations, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Foundation
Christian FrutigerAmbassador, Assistant Director General, Head of Global Cooperation Department - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Ambassador Christian Frutiger is Assistant Director General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He is responsible for five global programmes in the areas of climate change, water, migration, health, and food security, as well as for the financial and strategic engagement with Switzerland’s priority multilateral organisations.