The BlueOrchard Impact Summit 2018, held in Pontresina, Switzerland, on October 3-4, 2018, was centered around the key topic “Closing the Gap”. The main objectives of the summit were to:

  • give attention to the pressing global social and environmental challenges of our time: poverty, rising inequalities and the consequences of climate change;
  • raise awareness about the alarming investment gap for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries;
  • provide a platform for all stakeholders to share best practices and success stories; discuss how to mobilize and upscale the resources required to achieve SDGs;
  • start a debate and enhance cooperation.