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GIIA Forum 2024 on Impact Investing

Empowering the Next Generation of Impact Investment Professionals
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Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2a, 1202 Geneva

We wish to promote networking opportunities, education, and stimulate discussion to provide youth with an entry point to the sustainable finance and impact investing industry.

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Day 1: Tuesday 16th April 

12:15–14:00: GIIA Forum Opening Event: Peace Finance Panel (12:15-13:15) and Apero (13:15-14:00)

Sign up here. The panel will host Bettina Boeckle, the new Head of Partnerships at Finance for Peace (incubated by Interpeace), Dominique Habegger, CSO of de Pury Pictet Turrettini, and Scott Weber, President and CEO of Peaceinvest, a global investment company headquartered in Geneva.

14:00-15:30: Let’s Talk About: Gender Lens Investing

Sign up here. For this event, we welcome Ekatherina Kazantseva, an Investment Analyst working on the Fintech team, an innovative unit at Symbiotics investments providing debt to fintechs and tech-enabled companies in emerging markets.


Day 2: Wednesday 17th April 

11:00-12:30: Let’s Talk About: Innovative Finance for Education

Sign up here. Our speakers for this event are Emon Nandi, Assistant Professor at the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) in Mumbai, and Hinah Mian, GIIA alumni and current Trainee in Advancing Research & Systems Change in Education at the Jacobs Foundation.

16:00-17:30: Impact Investing Debate

Sign up here. Our debate teams are composed of IHEID students. The debate will be judged by a panel of 3 guests: Kali Taylor, Managing Director of Sustainable Finance Geneva, Nathan Sussman, Professor of IHEID, Director of Centre for Finance and Development, and Co-director of the one-year MAS In Sustainable Finance and Development, and Theirry Buchs, IHEID visiting professor in International Economics. 

18:15-20:00: SFG-GIIA Mentorship Closing Event & Apero.

This is an exclusive event for those enrolled in the SFG-GIIA program only, please let us know if you are on the program but didn’t receive the invite.


Day 3: Friday 19th April 

10:15-11:45: Let’s Talk About: Carbon Credits and Engaging Youth

Sign up here. This event will be led by Miklós Veszprémi, currently working at the BCG and is a World Economic Forum Fellow in the Center for Nature and Climate. He will guide our two panelists: Jean-Pierre Reymond, a Swiss career diplomat who is focusing on innovative forms of fostering climate action, and Nathan Sussman, Professor of IHEID, Director of Centre for Finance and Development, and Co-director of the one-year MAS In Sustainable Finance and Development.

12:00-14:00: Waste Management Innovation Challenge

Sign up here. A team of GIIA board members and our student peers at the Environmental Committee are running this challenge together. 

16:00-17:30: Investing 101: An Accessible Introduction to Investing

Sign up here. This interactive workshop will be run by Hugo de Mello, an economist currently pursuing a master's degree in International Economics at IHEID, who has previously worked at the Brazilian Development Bank, in private banking, and fintech.

17:30-19:00: GIIA Forum Closing Apero

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