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Shining a light on the Social Dimension of Sustainable Finance

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Sustainable investing has experienced an impressive growth in recent years. However, as the focus on the environmental dimension of sustainable finance is increasingly consolidating, also referred to as "green finance", the social dimension of sustainable finance is lagging behind. How do we change that?

Warming up for the Building Bridges Week (BBW), the we will examine the state of the social dimension in sustainable finance in a series of conversations and workshops. This first event will introduce different approaches and tools for integrating the social dimension into sustainable finance. It will invite participants along with a panel of experts to identify and share the challenges they face in ensuring that sustainable investments contribute to all three dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals - the social, environmental, and economic dimension.

The event will also briefly touch upon questions of how to measure impact and advance quality data for the social dimension of sustainable finance, which subsequent conversations and workshops during the autumn will deal with in greater detail.

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Welcome and setting the scene:

  • Ms. Nadia Isler, Director of SDG Lab, United Nations

  • Mr. Nathan Sussman, Professor and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, International economics, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Panel discussion:

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Financing the Social Dimensions: SDG Goals and Sustainable Finance Overview and Challenges