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Department of Finance Initiative in Sustainable Finance

Launch Event

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Please be invited to join our launch event, Initiative in Sustainable Finance, from the Department of Finance of the University of Zurich (UZH).

This important lighthouse project spans multiple disciplines within finance. It is dedicated to addressing the pressing challenges of our time, ranging from climate change and biodiversity conservation to the integration of artificial intelligence tools in sustainable finance.

The initiative bridges academic excellence and the financial industry. By fostering collaboration between diverse stakeholders, we are committed to making sustainable finance not just a concept, but a tangible reality.

Explore our initiative, get new insights, and connect with our experts.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!


Guest speaker:

Sabine Döbeli, CEO Swiss Sustainable Finance

UZH speakers:

Zacharias Sautner, Co-Head Initiative in Sustainable Finance, Professor of Sustainable Finance at UZH, Senior Chair at the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)

Falko Paetzold, Co-Head Initiative in Sustainable Finance, Director of the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at UZH

Chiara Colesanti Senni, Senior Researcher at UZH


Carolin Roth, Journalist and Moderator


17:30 Door opening Aula
18:00–18:15 Welcome by Carolin Roth (Moderation), Zacharias Sautner (UZH, SFI) and Falko Paetzold (UZH)
18:15–18:40 Connecting Science and Practice: A Key Lever to Advancing Sustainable Investments by Sabine Döbeli
18:40–18:50 Introduction of Initiative: Research and Presenters
18:50–19:00 Research Highlight 1: Nature Risk Pricing by Chiara Colesanti Senni
19:00–19:10 Research Highlight 2: Corporate Climate Lobbying by Zacharias Sautner
19:10–19:20 Research Highlight 3: Impact & Willingness to Pay by Falko Paetzold
19:20–19:30 Outlook and Closing
19:30–21:00 Apero Lichthof, UZH

Location: University of Zurich, Main building, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich


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