SDG INVESTING

Bring about the next generation of investment strategy 
 

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Who is this programme for?

 

With this programme, you and your organisation can be part of the impact investing & development finance revolution. Join us to build investments that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), whether you are an institutional investor or do not have any prior experience in finance.

 

Highlights

 

4 MODULES

The landscape of SDG investing | Investment process and instruments | Measuring the impact | Looking forward

2 EIGHT-DAY SESSIONS

Session1: 7 to 15 Feb | Session 2: 4 to 12 April

10+ ORIGINAL CASES

Discuss and critically review the real-world investment projects

20+ SPEAKERS

from Financial Institutions | NGOs | Investment Companies | International Organisations | Academia

17'000+ Graduate Institute alumni

The ExecEd community made up of 110 nationalities from all five continents

 

Degree

 

Successful graduates will obtain a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in SDG Investing (15 ECTS). The CAS in SDG Investing counts towards your Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)  in International Strategy and Adaptive Leadership.

 

Who should attend?

 

Professionals and leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to make a positive impact. No prior experience in finance is required, an optional introductory finance Bootcamp will be offered.

We particularly encourage those from the following professions to apply:

  • CFOs, investor relationship managers from the corporate sector
  • Managers/Principals from private or corporate foundations
  • Institutional and private investors
  • Asset managers, wealth managers, investment consultants and other financial professionals
  • Managers from development finance institutions, government bodies, international organisations
  • Development/Impact consultants
  • Philanthropists, social investors and social entrepreneurs

 

Staff

 

Bertrand Gacon
PROGRAMME CO-DIRECTOR

Head of Impact Office, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Co-Founder and CEO at Impaakt.

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Bio

Bertrand started his career in the Investment Banking arm of BNP Paribas in 1997 in Singapore, before joining the Wealth Management business line in Paris. In 2003, Bertrand moved to Geneva where he created the Responsible Investments offering of the French bank, designing innovative investment solutions for the bank’s clients. In 2011, Bertrand joined Lombard Odier, as Head of Responsible and Impact Investing, a capacity that led him to create different investment strategies with a specific focus on Development Finance and Green Bonds.

Bertrand is also the co-founder and CEO of IMPAAKT, a social business that uses a collaborative approach to measure the impact that businesses have on the world. 

Bertrand has received a master's degree in international finance from Skema Business School.

Areas of expertise: Impact Investing, Sustainable & Responsible Investments, Impact Measurement

 

 

Lore Vandewalle
PROGRAMME CO-DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Associate Professor, International Economics, Pictet Chair For Finance And Development
lore.vandewalle@graduateinstitute.ch

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Lore Vandewalle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, where she holds the Pictet chair for finance and development. She previously was also a part-time Senior Researcher at the University of Oslo. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Namur in Belgium in 2011. 

Lore Vandewalle is an applied micro-economist, specialized in development and political economics. Her research mainly focuses on financial inclusion and micro-enterprise development in India, Bangladesh and Uganda. She also has recent work on political reservations and public good provision in India.

 

 

Dawid Bastiat-Jarosz
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER

PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Economics, Graduate Institute
dawid.jarosz@graduateinstitute.ch

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Areas of expertise: International Political Economy, Finance, Behavioural Finance, Investments, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Physics, Political Behaviour, Diplomacy, International Negotiations, Economic Statecraft in Conflict Resolution,  Data Science and Time Series Econometrics

 

Partners

 

CFD.PNG

    

Fondation Pictet pour le développement

    

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