SDG Finance Geneva Summit – 2021

Promoting SDG-aligned finance and drives active collaboration

About The Event

The SDG Finance Geneva Summit (SGS Geneva) promotes SDG-aligned finance and drives active collaboration between decision-makers from the financial sector and the development community. UNDP Geneva launched the SGS Geneva in 2016 to advance the aim of sourcing impact driven and bankable ventures from developing countries and mobilizing private capital to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.

In 2019, UNDP Geneva launched the Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) program, identifying, showcasing and advocating for increased investments in ventures that develop at scale solutions for the SDGs in developing countries.

Why Attend?

  • DISCOVER key trends of innovative SDG-aligned solutions in developing countries.
  • IDENTIFY investment opportunities & meet with growth stage ventures yielding financial returns and positive social and environmental impact.
  • LEARN innovative approaches to redirect mainstream capital flows to SDG-aligned investments.
  • EXCHANGE knowledge about the nature, challenges and impact of SDG innovative financing
  • ENGAGE with key decision-makers ranging from private sector CEOs, UN officials and Impact Investing specialists.
  • MEET with asset managers, private equity funds, venture capital, foundations, family offices and banks in private one-to-one meetings.

Who Attends?

What Attendees Say?

SDG INNOVATIONS: A large majority of participants see the pitches of the GSIV entrepreneurs as a unique value added of the event, saying that they provide access to SDG innovations they would not otherwise have access to. More than 35% of the investors attending the summit comes to source investment opportunities.

NETWORKING PLATFORM: SGS Geneva offers valuable networking opportunities among ventures, investors, financial institutions, large corporates and the UN system, leading to partnership development. More than 50% attendees share that they had insightful conversations with entrepreneurs and experts from the financial sector.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING OPPORTUNITY: Participants become more eager to exchange knowledge on innovative financing in the field of sustainability. 77% said that the Summit enhanced their understanding of SDGs and impact finance.


Dec 2, 2021: 9:00 - 21:00
Organizer United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Website Visit website
Geneva, Switzerland
Africa, Antarctica Region, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Northern America, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Sectors Sector agnostic