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The Role of Financial Institutions for Sustainable Food Systems

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This event is part of Building Bridges Summit 2023, which brings diverse actors from the finance industry, the United Nations, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and government together in collaboration around a common vision of advancing sustainable finance to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

While about 10% of the world population is facing food insecurity, food systems are already driving climate change and is the principal force behind biodiversity loss. Financial institutions can support the development of resilient and sustainable food systems by investing in companies and practices that encourage sustainable land use. This session will explore ways to build sustainable food systems through responsible investing, blended finance schemes and other financial services.

Speakers include:

  • Sofía Condés, Head of Investor Outreach - FAIRR Initiative

  • Jessica Smith, Nature Lead, UNEP FI

  • Sébastien Soleille, Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment, BNP Paribas

  • Melanie Beyeler, Sustainability Equity Fund Manager, EFG Asset Management

  • Victoria Leggett, Equity Fund Manager and Head of Impact Investing, Union Bancaire Privée

Key Information
Date: 3 October 2023
Time: 13:30 - 15:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Location: Geneva
Address: Centre International de Conférences Genève - Room B