Join us: at Building Bridges Event on October 2-5 in Geneva to learn about the latest trends in sustainable finance and connect with other change makers - Banking blog

Building Bridges

Deloitte is proud to be a Silver sponsor of Building Bridges 2023, and to contribute to this unique movement.

The next edition of Building Bridges will take place on October 2-5 at the CICG in Geneva to leverage the power of finance for the Sustainable Development Goals.

This international event will feature over 65 interactive sessions that will address some of the most pressing challenges that are affecting our planet. Building Bridges 2023 will open with a high-level Summit that will explore the interdependence of human, social, natural, climate and financial capital with prominent thought leaders. The Building Bridges Summit will be followed by 3 action-oriented days that will showcase panel discussions, workshops, fishbowl conversations, and networking events led by 100 entities from the private sector, academia, government, and international organizations.

The 2023 edition will convene key initiatives that are shaping the global sustainable finance agenda. Building Bridges will host the European launch of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), UNFCCC’s 2nd Sharm el-Sheikh dialogue, as well as other projects that are implementing concrete sustainable solutions.

Join us on October 4 for an event co-hosted in collaboration with WWF. We will analyse the impact of the insurance sector on biodiversity and climate, and encourage participants to discuss the implementation of specific concepts and recommendations.

Join us and our expert Marcel Meyer on October 5 for a session co-hosted in collaboration with Barclays, and Oberson Abels to explore how fiduciary duty could unlock unprecedented opportunities for our planet and societies. The event will discuss whether the performance-oriented interpretation of the fiduciary duty is still relevant and sufficient in the context of climate change.

Learn more about our events and register now

Find out more about Building Bridges’ 2023 program 

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Key contact

Jean Francois Lagasse

Jean-François Lagassé - Managing Partner, Financial Services Industry, Switzerland and Global Wealth Management Lead

Jean-François is the Swiss Financial Services Industry Leader and a Partner within Deloitte Switzerland’s Financial Advisory business. He also leads our Global Wealth Management segment and is a member of the Swiss Executive. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field and has worked in the United States, Canada and Switzerland. Jean-François has successfully completed numerous M&A advisory and valuation mandates in sectors such as financial services, technology and telecom industries.

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Marcel Meyer

Marcel Meyer - Partner, Financial Services Industry and Deloitte Switzerland Sustainability lead

Marcel leads Deloitte Switzerland’s Sustainability services, Investment Management practice and is a member of the Board of Directors. He has 20 years of experience auditing and advising domestic and international clients primarily in the financial services industry, but also in real estate, trading and technology. As head of Sustainability services, he helps clients integrate sustainability in their strategy and operations focusing in particular on climate change and sustainable finance. He also provides independent assurance on sustainability reports and compliance with necessary regulatory requirements.

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J.N Hill

Julius N. Hill - IDO Sector Leader & Consulting Partner

Julius is the Swiss Sector Leader for International Development Organizations (IDO) and Consulting Partner based in Geneva.
In his sector role, Julius leads Deloitte’s service strategy for IDO and is responsible for the quality of services across Deloitte’s portfolio of capability. He also serves as the Global Lead Client Service Partner for The Global Fund and The World Health Organisation.
He has over 25 years of strategy, operations and technology consulting experience to clients in the public and the private sector. He is highly regarded for his insights regarding transformational programs leveraging new technologies and extracting value from complex projects. He has been working with UN agencies, IDO’s, NGO’s and multi-national companies in Geneva for the last 16 years.
His area of expertise is in organisational operating models leveraging new digital and analytics technologies, transitioning operations to cloud based technology platforms and integrating cross-organisation data analytics to deliver high impact outcomes.
His passion is in mobilising teams of experts to help deliver an “Impact that Matters” to our clients and the world. In this regard, Julius is proud to be the local project sponsor of the Deloitte CARE program focused on helping local refugees integrate into Swiss society. This program won the 2020 Deloitte Impact Award.

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