The SDG Finance Geneva Summit (SGS Geneva) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to promote SDGs aligned investments. The event promotes best in class, catalytic and bankable innovation from developing countries that focuses on reducing inequality through better access to health and energy services and on supporting circular economy by reducing and recovering waste. Twelve advanced growth stage entrepreneurs – sourced through global accelerators, impact funds, family offices, and venture philanthropists – will pitch products and services that advance the implementation of the SDGs. An invitation-only event, the SDG Finance Geneva Summit offers unique and valuable networking opportunities. Some 250 participants are due to attend, including innovative start-ups, impact investors, development finance actors, Fortune 500 representatives, development agencies, and more. In the past, more than 100 investors participated.
Register to attend the virtual presentations of the 12 exceptional finalists of the Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) initiative on three main topics: Access to health, Renewable energy or Reducing/Managing waste. Each of them will pitch to a diverse jury of investors, youth activists, and UN experts, among others.
With 240 nominations in 2020 (99% increase compared to 2019) from curated portfolios, the 12 finalists went through an extremely competitive process and represent 2021 best in class solutions for the SDGs.