Sustainable Finance Innovation Bootcamp
The Sustainable Finance Bootcamp is a unique moment to identify non-trivial sustainable finance challenges and opportunities and act with unprecedented innovation to improve the durability and sustainable impact of economic activities and projects.
In collaboration with the Sustainable Finance Hackathon, the Sustainable Finance Bootcamp will deliver education on:
- Global challenges associated with sustainable finance
- Impact opportunities from non-trivial sustainable finance challenges
- SDGs-based and science-backed methodologies for use-case prototyping and innovation at scale
- Identification and specification of key innovation challenges associated with science-backed innovation
- “Hands-on” practice as part of the Sustainable Finance Hackathon on 13 – 14 November.
Registrations are closed.
A Unique Partnership
Related SDGs and Targets
7a. By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.
9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
13.3 Improve education, awareness- raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
Practical Information & Registration
- Bootcamp : 9th – 11th November 2020 (online)
- Sustainable Finance Hackathon : 13th – 14th November 2020 (online)
Deadline : early November (exact dates to be announced soon)
Certificate & Awards
Upon completion, including participation to Sustainable Finance Hackathon, participants to the Sustainable Finance Innovation Bootcamp will receive a training certificate, jointly awarded by the:
- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- University of Geneva (UNIGE)
- Tsinghua University
Awards and other opportunities will be granted to participants (respectively teams) who showed outstanding commitment and performance. Advantages may include:
- Special money grants
- Travel grants
- Coaching and acceleration
- One-on-one interactions with top UN / NGO executives.
Nicholas NIGGLI, Republic and State of Geneva
Giuseppe Ugazzio, Geneva Finance Research Institute
Giuseppe Ugazio is the Edmond de Rothschild Assistant Professor in Behavioral Philanthropy.He holds two Doctorates in Philosophy and in Neuroeconomics from the University of Zurich. He is a behavioral scientist studying the neuro-psychological mechanisms that drive complex human social behaviors. Using interdisciplinary experimental methods he probes the affective, cognitive, and behavioral control mechanisms that underly social decision-making. In particular, his research focuses on understanding how these decision mechanisms compete and interact to drive choices related to sacred moral values, honesty, and norm-compliance.The Behavioral Philanthropy chair will use insights from behavioral sciences to characterize philanthropic behavior in order to make philanthropy more efficient and appealing with the ultimate aim to improve the wellbeing of individuals and society.
Founder and CEO, Global Citizen capital
Collective Action is the way forward for the United Nations and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be realized. As Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Capital, Better Together Foundation and KIDsforSDGs, Kenneth seeks to empower the next generation of leaders towards achieving collective action through a hybrid for-profit and non-profit circular model. Furthermore, Kenneth is personally vested in advancing diversity, inclusion and social justice, and this is evident in his work across community building, impact investment and holistic mentorship.
Introduction to Sustainable Finance
Florence ANGLES, Capco Geneva
Managing Principal in charge of Finance, Risk and Compliance including ESG for Capco Geneva. 20 years experience in risk management in the banking industry and big 4 in Switzerland, Belgium and France recognized in Switzerland (Swiss Risk Association) and also internationally (Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group: Exemplar Award 2019). Statistician, econometrician, MBA in finance and finishing an International Executive Doctorate in Business Administration in Paris in partnership with Georgetown University focusing on ESG and digitization in Switzerland. Board member of a MedTech in Lausanne and mentor of a fintech in Zurich. Involvement in several NGOs in Europe and US. Non-professional marathon runner and mother of 21 years old daughter.
Sustainable Finance Challenges & Opportunities
Cecilia SERIN, Financial Centres for Sustainability
Cecilia is the head of members relations for FC4S, an organization in partnership with UNEP & UNDP that aims at supporting Financial Centres move closer towards the Paris Agreement. Cecilia is passionate about Sustainable Development and the power of bringing together people from a wide range of opinions.
Charlotte POUSSIN, UNIGE & UNEP-GRID
Charlotte is a researcher and a PhD candidate at the University of Geneva in environmental sciences. In the context of her PhD, she is working in close collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and more specifically with the Global Resource Information Database (GRID) network. Her research attempts to assess and monitor the impact of climate change in the Swiss Alps using remote sensing data.
Romain ZAPPELLA, International Committee of Red Cross
I am Romain Zappella, private partnerships and philanthropy specialist for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. My job consists in bridging the gap between the ICRC and major private supporters including HNWI, foundations, private companies and public institutions. I am also the focal-point for fundraising/visibility events of the ICRC in Geneva. Despite my age, I already have an important ICRC background as I grew up in a family of delegates, spending my first 17 years between the DRC, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Colombia and Mexico. In addition to philanthropy, I enjoy international relations, contemporary art, technology and sports.
SDGs & Innovation
Kali TAYLOR, Advisor UN SDG Lab
Kali is an Advisor to the SDG Lab representing the NGO viewpoint and providing expertise on systems change and innovation. Her career has been diverse spanning the private sector, NGO leadership, and intergovernmental experience.
Kali began her career in the energy industry working primarily on climate and energy transition issues. She left the private sector to run a global youth-focused NGO (Student Energy) that she co-founded while in university. After three years as Executive Director, Kali transitioned into the UN system working with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform on the intersection of economics and environment. Kali joined IISD in 2016 to work on policy innovation for the SDGs.