Sustainable Finance @ The Graduate Institute

The Graduate Institute is a pioneering institution with a focus on international collaboration for peace.

At the Institute, we believe that peace today is unthinkable without sustainability. We also believe that finance has a key role to play in the necessary collective transformation that this implies.

The Graduate Institute has a long-standing tradition of connecting finance with development. We build on those strengths to expand our contribution towards finance for sustainability.


Advancing sustainable finance to address the Sustainable Development Goals


Building Bridges Logo


The Graduate Institute is proud to be part of Building Bridges from 29 November to 2 December.

Buidling Bridges is more than an event. It is an open and collaborative effort that aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable financial system.

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

Below is a list of sessions either organised by the Graduate Institute, or that feature members of our community.

29 November: Building Bridges Summit


30 November – 2 December: Events and engagement during Building Bridges Week


30 November

  • 8:00: Finance for impact. With the participation of Professor Nathan Sussman. Organised by Forum Genève and Brusio
  • 16:30: Avoiding a lost generation: How can investors play a role in creating opportunities for youth? Organised by TASC Platform + Horizon Group


1 December

  • 8:00: The Imperative of Measuring Impact: Optimizing Impact Measurement Approach and Regulation – Challenges and Way Forward. Organised by IMD and the Graduate Institute
  • 12:30: EU Taxonomy and new reporting requirements for companies and financial markets participants. Organised by the Graduate Institute Centre for Finance and Development & Executive Education
  • 14:30: Creating a market for investing in peace: the next big challenge for the international ecosystem. Organised by the Graduate Institute, SFG, DFAE, PDI, Interpeace, PeaceNexus, and PPT
  • 16:30: Conditionally Green – Public banks and green investment in the post-Covid era, Organised by the Graduate Institute Global Governance Centre, TESS, Lund University, UNCTAD, and SERI

The Swiss Lab for Sustainable Finance


The Graduate Institute Centre for Finance Development launched the Swiss Lab for Sustainable Finance, in September 2021, thanks to the generosity of the Pictet Foundation.

The Lab is a multistakeholder and transdisciplinary lab. It will advance sustainable finance research and practice focusing on financing the SDG goals and will produce research that can be applied to their fulfillment.


Executive Education: Sustainable Finance for development


The Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance and Development (60 ECTS) is a one-year postgraduate degree course that provides advanced, broad-ranging and practice-oriented training.