Actions and Detail Panel
Financing energy projects and green businesses
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 CEST
Financing the transition to green economy and energy requires an immediate concerted effort by players from all levels and geographies. Intermediaries - such as responsAbility and the Ground_Up Project - help channel money into projects and sectors which create value for all actors in the equation; including the Planet. At this event, we will learn about the approaches of the two organisations and how they aim to create impact on the ground. In the interactive networking session, we will explore and question the challenges ahead.
This event is also a launch of the new GreenBuzz - Ground_Up Project partnership. We are excited to support the transition of our economy to a more equitable future together!
WHO IS IT FOR
- Professionals interested in the topic of financing green businesses
- Owners and team members of green businesses
- Investors and insitutions interested in clean projects
- HSG MBA Participants of the Elective course in Sustainability
We make people meet. Therefore we also arrange further meetings and sessions for GreenBuzz members, partners and clients interested in learning more or initiating collaborations. Please get in touch to explore more.
PROGRAMME & FORMAT
18.30-19.00: Registration, drinks & snacks
19.00-19.35: Welcome and contributions by responsAbility and the Ground_Up Project on its sourcing platform project (3x10 mins)
- Roland Pfeuti, Member of the Executive Management, responsAbility
- Antoine Predour, Head Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) & Harriet Jackson, Analyst, GCPF, responsAbility
- Angela Fratila, CSO, The Ground_Up Project
19.40-20.15: Interactive networking, Q&As sessions
20.00 onwards: Buzzing continues
ABOUT THE ORGANISATIONS
responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading asset managers in the field of development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private, institutional and public investors. The company’s investment solutions supply debt and equity financing predominantly to non-listed firms in emerging and developing economies. Through their inclusive business models, these firms help to meet the basic needs of broad sections of the population and to drive economic development – leading to greater prosperity in the long term.
The Ground_Up Project is a a deal-sourcing platform for sustainability. While small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) might be individually small, collectively they represent more than 95% of the world's businesses, and have a huge untapped potential to improve the environment and create sustainable livelihoods. That’s why we focus on small environmental impact companies. These are SMEs with a clear, positive, environmental impact in any sector, in need of under 10 million USD.
The event size is limited to 40 participants and 25 HSG MBA Students with an elective in Sustainability. The event is open to everybody and is kindly hosted by responsAbility & ticket revenue contributes to running of GreenBuzz Zurich. GreenBuzz Supporters receive a 15CHF discount on the event fee. The ticket price includes drinks and snacks to be served during the event.