Innovative Blended Finance Solutions for Impact
16:00 – 18:30
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room A
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 (SSF)
Sabine Döbeli has worked in the field of sustainable finance for over 25 years in different roles. After establishing Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), she took over the role as CEO of SSF in 2014. Previously, she was Head of Corporate Sustainability Management at Vontobel where she was responsible for coordinating sustainability topics at group level and for preparing sustainable investment services. At Zürcher Kantonalbank she built up the sustainability research unit within the financial analysis department and was involved in the launch of various sustainable investment products.
Maya ZiswilerChief Executive Officer - UBS Optimus Foundation
Liliana de Sá KirchknopfHead of Private Sector Development Division - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
Liliana de Sá Kirchknopf is Head of the Private Sector Development Division in the Economic Development Cooperation Directorate at Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), promoting a better business environment, access to finance and strengthened skills for the companies to foster entrepreneurship and innovation. Ms. de Sá Kirchknopf 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. She holds a masters in economics from the University of Berne with a minor in political science.
Leticia Ferreras AstorquiPortfolio 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.