Top Minds x Top of the World
Economic growth and technological innovation have led to better health and living conditions than ever before. However, unless economic, environmental, and social behaviors are improved along with industrial technologies, unprecedented disasters are unavoidable. The Covid-19 pandemic, as the most recent defining world event, has halted decades of progress. Not only pushing 120 million people into extreme poverty, but also accelerating a rise in global inequality, affecting women and minorities particularly hard.
Rising greenhouse gas emissions demand a shift to carbon neutrality and climate finance investments need to increase substantially, particularly in developing countries. As external financing has dropped by approximately USD 700 billion due to the pandemic, the 2021 OECD Global Outlook estimates that the annual SDG financing gap in developing countries will increase by another 70%, causing a funding gap of a total USD 4.2 trillion.
This rapidly approaching global disaster cannot be addressed by any single entity alone but requires collaborative actions among the public and private sector. More than ever, a meeting of the leading minds is required to gain a deeper understanding of the associated risks and devise concrete actions.
As the pioneer in the impact investing industry, it is BlueOrchard’s duty to continue fostering synergies across industries to create innovative and sustainable development via impact investment solutions. With the focus set on There is no Planet B the summit will discuss how investments can tackle climate change, reduce prevailing inequalities, and serve an exponentially growing population. The event will be purely factual, non-political, and non-commercial.
Walk the talk with us by also taking the opportunity to experience first-hand the beauty but also fragility of nature during a unique field trip as we hike along the world famous Morteratsch glacier, under the leadership of an acclaimed ETH glaciologist, who will guide us through his research on preventing glaciers from melting rapidly. An exclusive and well-rounded event – you do not want to miss!
We have prepared an agenda for you unlike any other Summit:
- Immerse yourself in the beautiful Swiss nature by experiencing first-hand the effects of global warming during a field trip along the famous Morteratsch glacier (optional);
- Meet with global leaders & key decision-makers while getting inspired by eye-opening and insightful speeches as well as insightful panel discussions;
- Connect with public and private stakeholders and the brightest minds from the next generation of entrepreneurs.