2017 SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT GENEVA - #SGSGeneva

Social Good Summit

 

The vision

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 Swiss, European and developing countries entrepreneurs, impact investors, large companies, international organizations and governments.

Audience

The SGSGeneva 2017 is a closed door event on invitation only targeting high level decision makers across the ecosystem: mainstream and impact finance, entrepreneurs, governments, international organizations and large private sector companies.

Format

Tentatively, the SGSGeneva will be composed of three elements:

·         Matchmaking (between entrepreneurs, investors and large companies): contacts with entrepreneurs and investors will start before the event and will be nurtured through speed dating and pitching sessions as well as through the informal networking happening throughout the day.

·         Knowledge transfer: the SGS will host technical conversations with highly engaged and experienced leaders to discuss how to unlock access to private capital for the SDGs.

·         Networking: the SGS DNA is to connect the ecosystem and create the conditions for further collaboration for the SDGs. Specific mechanisms to facilitate the conversation between participants before and during the event will be set up and the structure of the event will be dedicated to networking.

UNDP SGS value added

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.