Social Good Summit Geneva 2018

October 25, 2018

Social Good Summit Geneva convened 24 emerging-markets entrepreneurs, over 220 investors and development experts to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Geneva, 25th October 2018 - The third edition of the Social Good Summit Geneva, concluded at the Credit Suisse Forum in Geneva, brought together 24 best-in-class emerging-markets entrepreneurs pitching scale-ready products and services to impact investors, addressing 12 out of 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s Summit, created by UNDP Geneva, and held alongside the World Investment Forum, featured pitches on Access to Health and Education, Responsible Consumption and Production, Agritech and Fintech.

The Social Good Summit Geneva is an invitation-only event bringing together innovative entrepreneurs and high-level decision makers from large corporates, the financial sector and the development community, to scale proposed solutions to the SDGs, and create large social and environmental impact. Over 220 participants from 36 countries attended this year, including start-ups, impact investors, Fortune 500 companies, development agencies, and other stakeholders – to support the global sustainable investment ecosystem. Key Partners included Credit Suisse, SAP, Orange and Geneva State.

“The 2018 Social Good Summit Geneva assembled the greatest number of entrepreneurs so far in the series to present their innovations for the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Maria Luisa Silva, Director of the UNDP Office in Geneva. “The partnership with the World Investment Forum confirmed SGSGeneva’s status as a lynchpin event in the global sustainable investment calendar. The Social Good Summit series aims to bring key investor and stakeholder communities together to network, learn, and access prime investable opportunities – all in support of the SDGs.”

For further information, please contact Sarah Bel, Communications Specialist, UNDP Geneva


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