Archive «Hot topics» 2018

World Economic Forum WEF

Bundesrat Johann N. Schneider Ammann mit Präsidenten der Entwicklungsbanken am WEF 2018

The federal councillor meets Presidents of Development Banks

24.01.2018 – Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann met the presidents of the development banks and high-ranking representatives of the Swiss economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The subject of their meeting was digitization. They discussed the existing challenges and opportunities for deeper cooperation between the Swiss private sector and the development banks.  

Social Impact Bonds

Impact Bond Konferenz vom 18. Januar 2018

New financing mechanisms in international cooperation

18.01.2018 – The UN estimates that additional funds of USD 2.5 trillion a year will be needed until 2030 to achieve its development goals. On 18 January 2018, a SECO conference in Zurich demonstrated new financing mechanisms, such as Social Impact Bonds.

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Swiss Sustainable Finance

Ambassador Raymund Furrer at the Swiss Sustainable Finance Conference in January 2018

Private investment solutions for sustainable development

16.01.2018 – Swiss asset managers have a leading position in providing investment solutions that support the achievement of the sustainable development goals. This was demonstrated by an international conference held by Swiss Sustainable Finance and SECO in Zurich on 16 January. Some 240 participants informed themselves about innovative partnerships for development investments.
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