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Good morning, this is Kasmira, and as Building Bridges kicks off in Geneva this week, we spoke to its executive director Sandrine Salerno about why sustainable finance still has some growing up to do to step up to the world’s urgent challenges.

Staying with the topic of sustainable finance, former Danone boss Emmanuel Faber, who will also be at Building Bridges, told Le Temps why he is still "fundamentally optimistic" about changing the climate trajectory. This comes as bankers in the US are threatening to quit a key climate alliance...

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Kasmira Jefford


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Sandrine Salerno, executive director of Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG), the co-organiser of Building Bridges. (Credit: Keystone/Martial Trezzini, 2020)

‘Sustainable finance needs more collaboration, less competition.’ Since taking up her post as executive director of Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG) in January 2021, Sandrine Salerno has been on a mission to bring sustainable finance into the mainstream and to strengthen its ties with international Geneva. She speaks to Geneva Solutions ahead of the third edition of the Building Bridges sustainable finance conference, starting 3 October.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Also on the agenda

📌 4 October | Philanthropy & Democracy: what are the stakes at play for traditional media? Gilles Marchand, director general of Swiss broadcaster SSG-SSR, Grégoire Mallard, professor in anthropology and sociology, and Tibère Adler, Le Temps managing director, are among the panellists at this event organised during Democracy Week. Partners include the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy.


📌 6 October | Digital technology and the war in Ukraine. Brad Smith, vice chair and president of Microsoft, and an alumni of the Graduate Institute, will discuss the threats to cyber peace since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This in-person event at the Maison de la paix is organised in partnership with GESDA and with the support of the Fondation pour Genève.

The Graduate Institute (EN)

For more events, visit the Genève Internationale website.

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