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Fifth Basel Sustainability Forum: Sustainable Finance

03/09/2019 , Basel, Switzerland

Sustainable Finance, Finance, Innovative Finance
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5th Basel Sustainability Forum: Sustainable Finance
3 September 2019

The 5th Basel Sustainability Forum will focus on Sustainable and Innovative Finance. The Forum will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär, Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär

Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel, Switzerland

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Prof. Dr. Max Bergman

Professor of Social Research and Methodology, University of Basel, Switzerland

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Welcome Message

Dr. Eva Herzog
Cantonal Councillor and Head of the Department of Finance of Basel-Stadt,
Vice-President of the Government of Basel-Stadt,
Vice-President of the Association of Cantonal Finance Directors (FDK)


Maria Luisa Silva
Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Geneva

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Ed ConstableEd Constable
Professor, Department of Chemistry and former Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel, Switzerland




Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein

Henri B. Meier Professor of Financial Management, Faculty of Business and Economics,
University of Basel, Switzerland




Taeun Kwon
Head of Wealth Manager Programs, Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth, University of Zurich, Switzerland



Andreas Holzer
Investment Analyst, ESG Specialist, BLKB, Switzerland



Nicole Neghaiwi
Vice President, Impact Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland

Q&A Discussion

Moderation by:

Marilen Dürr
Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability Department, Head Sustainability, BLKB, Switzerland

Presentations

Preliminary Program

5th Basel Sustainability Forum: Sustainable Finance

3 September 2019, University of Basel, Switzerland

12:30

Registration

Chair: Fabian Schär

13:00

Welcome Message



Video Presentation

Eva Herzog
Cantonal Councillor and Head of the Department of Finance of Basel-Stadt, Vice-President of the Government of Basel-Stadt,
Vice-President of the Association of Cantonal Finance Directors (FDK)

Maria Luisa Silva
Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Geneva

13:10

University of Basel Welcome Message

Ed Constable
Professor, Department of Chemistry and former Vice-Rector for Research, University of Basel, Switzerland

13:20

Welcome and Introduction

Fabian Schär
Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel, Switzerland

13:30

Sustainability and Investing - A Natural Fit

Andreas Holzer
Investment Analyst, ESG Specialist, BLKB, Switzerland

14:00

Sustainable Finance:
ESG, Impact Investing, Innovation

Pascal Gantenbein
Henri B. Meier Professor of Financial Management, Faculty of Business and Economics,
University of Basel, Switzerland

14:30

Coffee Break

15:10

Generating Returns. Sustainably.

Nicole Neghaiwi
Vice President, Impact Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland

15:40

Who Walks the Walk: Sustainable Investing in Private Banks

Taeun Kwon
Head of Wealth Manager Programs, Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth, University of Zurich, Switzerland

16:10

Q&A Discussion

Moderation: Marilen Dürr
Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability Department, Head Sustainability, BLKB, Switzerland

17:15

Apéro

Language: English

Last update: 26 August - 09:30

When: 3. September 2019

Where:
Kollegienhaus Room 001
University of Basel
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel, Switzerland

Places are limited and we are unable to accommodate unregistered guests, once we reach the limit imposed by the conference venue.

The Basel Sustainability Forum is a Swiss local offshot of the World Sustainability Forum.

The conference language is English.

Other edition in this series: 1st Basel Sustainability Forum: Energy and 2nd Basel Sustainabilty Forum: Mobility and 3rd Basel Sustainabilty Forum: Climate and 4th Basel Sustainability Forum: Health

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Registration

Students, Academia and Invited Guests are free, but need to register.

Places are limited and we are unable to accommodate unregistered guests, once we reach the limit imposed by the conference venue.

Payment at the Conference (cash): Fr. 50.-

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Regular 50.00 CHF 50.00 CHF 50.00 CHF
Early bird registration fee valid until: 03/09/2019   Late price valid from: 03/09/2019  

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be electronically mailed to [email protected].

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Wire transfer, Credit card


Conference Organizers

Matthias Burkhalter

MDPI Sustainability Foundation, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

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MDPI Sustainability Foundation

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MDPI Sustainability Foundation

Géraldine Leuenberger

MDPI Sustainability Foundation, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

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MDPI Sustainability Foundation

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MDPI Sustainability Foundation

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MDPI Sustainability Foundation
Sustainable Finance
St. Alban-Anlage 66
4052 Basel, Switzerland
www.mdpi.com

Géraldine Leuenberger
Email: [email protected]

Matthias Burkhalter
Email: [email protected]

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Conference Venue

Basel

The conference will be held at the University of Basel.

Kollegienhaus Room 001
University of Basel
Petersplatz 1

4051 Basel, Switzerland

About the University of Basel

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.


As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and the entire world, offering them outstanding studying conditions as they work towards their bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees. Today, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students from over a hundred nations, including 2,700 PhD students.

The University of Basel has seven faculties covering a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. At the same time, the university has positioned itself amidst the international competition in the form of five strategic focal areas: Life Sciences, Visual Studies, Nanosciences, Sustainability and Energy Research and European and Global Studies. In international rankings, the University of Basel is regularly placed among the 100 top universities in the world thanks to its research achievements.

The University of Basel has deep roots in the economically powerful and culturally rich Basel region. The university also works closely with domestic and international partners to make relevant contributions to the advancement of the sciences and society. This also means that the University of Basel pays particular attention to aspects of sustainability, equal opportunity and knowledge transfer.

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Save the Date: The 8th World Sustainability Forum - 14.-19. September 2020 - Geneva, Switzerland

Save the Date

September 2020 marks the 5th birthday of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. If it were a child and given the right circumstances, it would now have developed fine motor skills, be able to stand on one foot for 10 seconds, have long conversations, and start to develop independence and responsibility. With the 8th World Sustainability Forum, we are not only celebrating a birthday, but are also taking stock of where we are in relation to a more sustainable world, what has worked, what has not yet worked, and where we need to go next.

Sustainability has gained considerable traction: Many countries have integrated sustainability and environmental protection as part of their national development agenda, many businesses have realized the considerable long-term potential in sustainable development, and many research agendas have aligned with sustainability goals. It is now time for the research, policy, and business communities to enter into enduring dialog and to embrace greater global responsibilities. With this event, we hope to contribute to building a platform and network for a sustainability agenda that fosters partnerships among stakeholders beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines, narrow national agendas, and quarterly spreadsheets. The quest is to conceive of ways to assure long-term sustainable development for our people, our planet, as well as societal and corporate profit.

In light of the importance of developing institutional partnerships and networks, this forum will be coordinated by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, the UN Global Compact, the Global Footprint Network, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The 8th World Sustainability Forum

WSF2020 is an international scientific conference coordinated by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

The language of the conference is English.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award will be conferred at the gala dinner of the conference. The World Sustainability Award is endowed with USD 100'000; the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award with USD 10'000.

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