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Social Good Summit 2017 in Geneva

13/10/2017 (All day)

UNDP and Impact Hub Geneva will host the Social Good Summit Geneva 2017.

The SGSGeneva is an invite-only event which aims to bring together the different actors who are able to work towards the accelerated implementation of the SDGs – entrepreneurs, impact investors, innovators, representatives from the global supply chain, international organizations, bilateral cooperation and local enablers of entrepreneurship – connecting them and bridging their expertise. 

The vision
The SGSGeneva promotes a stronger engagement of the private sector to achieve the SDGs, advocates for increasing the mobilization of private capital for development and creates the conditions for effective partnerships around the SDGs between Swiss, European and developing countries entrepreneurs, impact investors, large companies, international organizations and governments.

Audience
The SGSGeneva 2017 is a closed door event on invitation only targeting high level decision makers across the ecosystem: mainstream and impact finance, entrepreneurs, governments, international organizations and large private sector companies.

Format
Tentatively, the SGSGeneva will be composed of three elements:

· Matchmaking (between entrepreneurs, investors and large companies): contacts with entrepreneurs and investors will start before the event and will be nurtured through speed dating and pitching sessions as well as through the informal networking happening throughout the day.

· Knowledge transfer: the SGS will host technical conversations with highly engaged and experienced leaders to discuss how to unlock access to private capital for the SDGs.

· Networking: the SGS DNA is to connect the ecosystem and create the conditions for further collaboration for the SDGs. Specific mechanisms to facilitate the conversation between participants before and during the event will be set up and the structure of the event will be dedicated to networking.

UNDP SGS value added
There are many matchmaking and impact investment events around the globe. What make the SGS different is the unique opportunity of being hosted in Geneva. The ecosystem brings together the financial sector and the international Geneva and the city is emerging as an important hub for sustainable finance.

UNDP is considered as a partner of choice for its strong convening power, its capacity to engage in a constructive dialogue with governments and its global footprint. 
More information on this event here.