THERE IS NO PLANET B
Top Minds x Top of the World
- Connect with inspirational minds and global game-changers
- Discuss the most pressing challenges of our times
- Experience first-hand the effects of global warming
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 Diavolezza 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!
Meet the speakers
Experience a powerful line-up of world-renown leaders spanning governmental institutions, universal banks, global thinkers, leading universities, trailblazing corporations, bestselling authors, and captivating artists. Further speakers will be announced regularly.
What to expect
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.
Registration and accomodation
Our partner hotel, the Suvretta House, has kindly agreed to host the BlueOrchard Impact Summit, ensuring that you will have an all-around exceptional visit. As only a limited number of places are available, we kindly ask you to register for the event as soon as possible. A fee of CHF 800.- will grant you access to the whole two-day event and covers beverages, meals (inclusive of two gala dinners), and transportation during the Summit. Please send your registration to Ms. Ebony Satti (firstname.lastname@example.org). To ensure a comfortable stay for everyone, we have partnered up with three hotels to provide our Summit attendees with rooms at a reduced rate. Please get in touch with us to obtain the reduction code.
|Suvretta House *****
The Suvretta House is nestled in a natural park landscape in the midst of the Suvretta-Corviglia winter sports and hiking region, two kilometres west of St. Moritz. The peace and quiet are disrupted neither by traffic nor by the hustle and bustle. Guests can expect to experience the highest comfort in a unique setting. Please note that the Impact Summit will also take place on this premise. Follow this link for further information. Prices start from CHF 295.- p.P./night.
|Hotel Laudinella ****
Just a few minutes’ walk away from Lake St. Moritz and the mountain railway, Hotel Laudinella is conveniently situated in St. Moritz Bad. With 170 rooms, the hotel offers a variety of options in different categories, some with a balcony and a view of the fantastic mountain panorama. Please find further information here. Prices start from CHF 245.- p.P./night.
|Giardino Bed & Breakfast
The Giardino Bed & Breakfast is ideal for guests who appreciate simplicity with a touch of stylish elegance. Situated in Silvaplana and surrounded by turquoise lakes and majestic mountain peaks, it is located close to the Suvretta House. The 19th-century house has been carefully restored and luxuriously furnished, offering rooms with a casual vibe and alpine flair. Please find further information here. Prices start from CHF 160.- p.P./night.
General Information & Registration:
Ms. Ebony Satti
Head of Investor Relations
T: +41 44 441 55 50
Ms. Ana Moro
Marketing and Communications Manager
T: +41 44 441 55 50
Mrs. Tahmina Theis
Head of Communications
T: +41 22 596 47 69
BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and climate-smart growth, while providing attractive returns for investors. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the United Nations, as the world’s first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments.
Today, BlueOrchard provides investors around the world with premium investment solutions, including credit, private equity, and sustainable infrastructure. Being an expert in innovative blended finance mandates, the firm is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions.
With a major global presence and offices on four continents, BlueOrchard has invested USD 9bn across 90 emerging and frontier markets to date, enabling tangible social impact. BlueOrchard is a licensed Swiss asset manager authorized by FINMA. Its Luxembourg entity is a licensed alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorized by CSSF. For additional information, please visit our website.
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