SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT GENEVA - #SGSGeneva
The SGSGeneva promotes a stronger engagement of the private sector to achieve the SDGs, advocates for increasing the mobilization of private capital for development and creates the conditions for effective partnerships around the SDGs between developing countries entrepreneurs, impact investors, large companies, international organizations and governments.
The SGSGeneva is a closed door event on invitation only targeting high level decision makers across the ecosystem: mainstream and impact finance (including commercial investors, venture philanthropy and institutionnal investors), entrepreneurs, governments, international organizations and large private sector companies.
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Participants priased the SGSGeneva for being:
- An innovation springboard for SDGs business solutions led by developing countries entrepreneurs;
- A networking opportunity where to meet high level decision makers interested in scaling up innovation for the SDGs.
There are many matchmaking and impact investment events around the globe. What make the SGS different is the unique opportunity of being hosted in Geneva. The ecosystem brings together the financial sector and the international Geneva and the city is emerging as an important hub for sustainable finance.
UNDP is considered as a partner of choice for its strong convening power, its capacity to engage in a constructive dialogue with governments and its global footprint.
UNDP and Impact Hub joined forces to launch the #Accelerate2030 platform aimed at supporting and promoting the most promising impact-driven ventures across the globe who focus on tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2017, 324 applications were submitted by ventures from 17 countries across 4 continents in sectors ranging from building sustainable transportation, access to education and health services, waste management and sanitation, and agriculture.