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Participate to the launch of the 2024 GENEVA POLICY OUTLOOK – 27 February 2024, at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

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2024 Edition

Save the date for our next edition that will take place December 9-12.

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Building Bridges 2023 © Jay Burton

We are a movement bridging the gap between finance and sustainability.

Building Bridges is a leading collaborative initiative that gives a voice to a large community of decision-makers, advocates, experts, and financial actors from both the Global North and South. Alongside our major events we host in the fall, we also organize various discussions during the year to foster collaboration and advance the SDGs.

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Building Bridges 2024 Edition

Save the date for Building Bridges 2024 that will take place December 9-12.

Past Events

  • Sustainable Finance Trends to Watch this Fall | 21.09.2023
  • Nature disclosure, how are financial institutions gearing up? | 13.09.2023
  • How Can Sustainable Finance Create a More Resilient Financial System? | 05.07.2023
  • Gender Lens Investing | 08.03.2023
  • An Introduction to Blended Finance | 25.01.2023
  • Financing a Secure and Clean Energy System | 29.09.2022
  • Putting the S in ESG | 15.09.2022
  • Sustainable Finance Trends to Watch this Fall | 01.09.2022
  • Closing the Infrastructure Investment Gap | 30.06.2022
Building Bridges 2023 Edition

The fourth edition of Building Bridges took place on October 2-5 in Geneva and hosted 70+ transformative discussions to shape the global sustainable finance agenda.

Building Bridges 2023 was also marked by the recently launched recommendations of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), the second Sharm el-Sheikh dialogue, and the 10-year anniversary of Seedstars.

2023 Edition Highlights

Building Bridges 2022 Edition

The third edition of Building Bridges took place from October 3-6 2022 at the Centre International de Conférences Geneva (CICG) and online.

Building Bridges featured a high-level Summit, over 65 community-led events, and a networking village.

2022 Edition Highlights

Building Bridges 2021 Edition

More than 1400 Swiss and international participants from the finance sector, NGOs, academia, governments, and international organizations gathered to attend the second edition of Building Bridges from Nov 29-Dec 2, 2021. Over the course of 4 days, the community took part in a high-level Summit, 77 crowd-sourced events, a village, and a number of networking events, tackling three key, cross-cutting themes:

  • Impact and Transparency
  • Supply-Demand Mismatch
  • Fintech for SDGs

2021 Edition Highlights

Building Bridges 2019 Edition

The objective of the first edition of “Building Bridges” in 2019 was to bring together diverse stakeholders in dialogue around the issues at stake. More than 1000 Swiss and international stakeholders were in attendance, including the President of the Swiss Confederation, the Director-General of UN Geneva, and numerous CEOs and opinion leaders representing NGOs, business, academia and other international organizations.

2019 Edition Highlights