Business as usual will not be enough to reach our goals. We need to be brave and bold in taking action. We need to move from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’, and from the ‘when’ to the ‘now’.

Patrick Odier

Chair – Building Bridges
Financial performance is irrelevant on a dead planet. We need to take action now, and transform the economic system to embed externalities into decision-making.

Eva Zabey

Chief Executive Officer – Business for Nature

Final report

During four days, 2500+ participants from 110+ countries gathered in Geneva to exchange perspectives on strategies to align capital flows with sustainable and inclusive projects. The 2023 edition showcased over 70 events co-hosted by over 150 organizations to explore the climate crisis and energy transition, the impact of finance on nature and human society, transparency and accountability, innovative finance and systemic change.

These interactive discussions, workshops and fishbowl conversations provided opportunities to connect with a wide range of actors and institutions, share lessons learned, and articulate common solutions.

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.

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