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Bertrand Gacon President Sustainable Finance Geneva. April 2012. The role of capital: thinking beyond. INVESTMENTS. DONATIONS. Impact first. Financial first. Traditional business. ?. NGOs / Charities. Commercial activity. Grant-making activity. Financial returns only.

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Bertrand Gacon

President

Sustainable Finance Geneva

the role of capital thinking beyond
The role of capital: thinkingbeyond

INVESTMENTS

DONATIONS

Impact first

Financial first

Traditional business

?

NGOs / Charities

Commercial activity

Grant-making activity

Financial returns only

BLENDED RETURNS !

Social impact only

the space in between
The space in between

Traditional business

CSR-conscious business

Social business

NGOs / Charities

Impact first

Financial first

?

Commercial activity

Commercial activity with social benefits

Social benefits with commercial activity

Grant-making activity

Mainstreaminvestments

Impact Investing

SRIinvestments

Philanthropy

Financial returns only

BLENDED RETURNS !

Social impact only

Don’t do any harm !

Do some good !

Large corporations

SMEs

Publicly listed

Privately owned

High volume, small impact

High impact, small volume

why sustainable finance
WhySustainable Finance?
  • Use capital atits full potential
    • Enter the third dimension of investing
    • Use the power of markets to solve the world’smost pressing challenges
    • Makethe economy part of the solution, not part of the problem
  • Seize new investmentopportunities
    • Solving the world’smanyproblemsis the biggestmarket !
    • The mostresponsiblecompanies are outperformingtheirpeers over the long term
    • Protectagainstrisks
    • Understandwhatyou are investing in
    • Anticipate the changes thatwillmaketomorrowsleaders/losers
    • Decorelatefromtraditionalmarkets
  • Alignyouinvestmentswithyour values
why switzerland
Why Switzerland?
  • A unique blend of financial and social expertise
    • A world leading center in wealth management
    • A hub for NGOs and International Organisations
    • A long humanitarian tradition and financial history
  • Decades of innovation in Sustainable Finance
    • Microfinance investment market was born here
    • First Sustainable Asset Manager was created in Switzerland
    • First Sustainability Index was designed and launched here
    • First Foundation for Responsible Investment was born in Geneva
  • A world leader in Sustainable Finance
    • The home of many international leaders in Sustainable Finance, including UNPRI
    • World’s n°1 for microfinance, with almost 30% market share
    • Highest number of foundations per capita in the world
    • Highest subscription rate for SRI products fromindividualinvestors
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