PwC Sustainable Finance Conference

Current developments on sustainable finance and impact investing

About the event

Please join us for this exclusive opportunity to meet a high-calibre panel of practitioners, academics and consultants discussing current developments on sustainable finance and impact investing.

The European Union strives to develop and enforce a uniform ESG standard for the financial industry. As a result, sustainability is no longer just an issue dealt with by the social responsibility departments of individual companies, but has found its way into the core business of entire industries. Financial institutions in particular have recognised the importance of sustainability and have integrated ESG standards into their mainstream products. Due to its strong influence, the financial industry is thus assuming a leading role in introducing sustainability standards across the board.

The host Dr Guenther Dobrauz, Partner and Leader, PwC Legal Switzerland, will discuss the current changes and where the developments will go with their guests.


12:30 Welcome coffee

Welcome speech and introduction to agenda

Dr Guenther Dobrauz, Partner and Leader, PwC Legal Switzerland


Climate Aware – Challenges and Opportunities for Switzerland

Karin Oertli, COO Region Switzerland, UBS Switzerland


How billionaires are transforming the business of global sustainability

Christian Schmitt, Partner and Global Wealth Management Leader, PwC Switzerland


Biodiversity: the next frontier in financial risk management

  • Amandine Favier, Head Sustainable Finance, WWF Switzerland, WWF Switzerland
  • Dr Antonios Koumbarakis, Head Foresight, Sustainability Regulation & Macroprudential Intelligence Service, PwC Switzerland
  • Stephan Hirschi, Head Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC Switzerland

EUAP – Moving target: momentum from practice

Dominic Gaillard, Managing Director, CEO Office, Vontobel


EU Action Plan Sustainable Finance - A German perspective

Ullrich Hartmann, Partner and Risk & Regulation Leader, PwC Germany

15:10 Coffee break

Introduction speech “Sustainability in the insurance industry”

Robert Borja, Partner and Insurance & Markets Leader Risk Assurance, PwC Switzerland


The role of public tax transparency in sustainability reporting

Michael Ludlow, Head of Group Taxes, SwissRe


The role of the EU Action Plan in financing sustainable growth on Swiss insurances

Dr Agnes Neher, Senior Responsible Investment Manager, Baloise Asset Management

16:20 Coffee break

SDG investing: impact investing

Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Founder, PVA Advisory, and Co-Founder, CEO Chi Impact Capital


Holistic sustainability strategy for real estate investments

Marie Seiler, Partner Deals and Head Real Estate Advisory, PwC Switzerland


OWN - Our Wealth Network: the financial services sector and its role in social responsibility

Cecilia Reyes, Co-Founder of OWN, Non-Executive Director, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, formerly Group Chief Risk Officer and Group Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Insurance Group


Panel discussion: impact investing


  • Dr Guenther Dorbrauz, Partner and Leader, PwC Legal Switzerland 
  • Dr Tobias Reichmuth, Chairman & Founder, SUSI Partners AG
  • Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Co-Founder & CEO, Chi Impact Capital Zurich
  • Ben Banerjee, President, Swiss Impact Investment Association
  • Svetlana Baurens, CEO & Co-Founder, Galileo International Impact Investing Centre (Galileo IIIC)



Circular economy - beauty comes full circle

Karin Lanz, circular economy entrepreneur

18:30 Apéro riche


Many thanks for your interest. 
We have closed the registration because we are fully booked for this event.

Contact us

Salomé Staubli

Salomé Staubli

Marketing, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 79 792 83 12