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Zurich | 06.07.2023

The Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum is an international and interdisciplinary conference focusing on novel approaches in sustainability driven by financial technology (FinTech) and insurance technology (InsurTech).

The Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum focuses on research and innovations that addresses challenges in the field of banking and finance, insurance, IT, business management, law, regulation, society and many others. The examples range from using artificial intelligence to analyse sustainability data along value chains for improving risk management to central bank digital currencies which enable financial inclusion. Together we will explore how organizations and people can leverage FinTech and InsurTech to develop a more sustainable world. By considering myriad disciplines and research fields, the conference participants from academia, business, non-profit, and government share concepts how sustainability can lead to innovative solutions that address today's challenges.

The Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum takes place on July 6th in Zurich and is supported by Innosuisse as a Networking Event Series on "Sustainable Digital Finance". The Forum also has formed an exclusive partnership with the Impact Finance Forum, a practitioners' conference which takes place on July 5th and the World Bank Group which both support the Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum.


13:30 – 13:45

Opening Speech

Thomas Puschmann

University of Zurich


​​13:45 - 14:30

Digital Finance - A Panacea for Sustainable Growth?

Vikram Gandhi

Harvard University


14:30 - 15:15

Nature and Fintech: Using the Tools of Finance to Mitigate the Biodiversity Crisis

John Tobin-de la Puente

Cornell University 

15:15 – 15:45


Agenda 2022

15:45 – 16:45

Panel Discussion:

Malin Berge, Mastercard

Stefan Flückiger, State Secretariat for Internat. Finance

Aiaze Mitha, United Nations Capital Developm. Fund

Carl-Johan von Uexkull, Doconomy

(moderated by Olivia Kinghorst)

16:45 – 17:30

Winners of the Innovation Award


Thomas Puschmann

Closing, Drinks & Snacks

Innovation Award

 The Global Sustainable Digital Finance Forum calls for innovative approaches from start-upsApplicants shall submit their proposals to until June 18th. The proposals are evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Innovation degree: to what extent does the approach provide a novel solution?

  • Value Creation: to what extent is the solution / business model scalable?

  • Project Setup: how is the solution setup and what's the team behind it?

Program Committee

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Larry Leifer,

Stanford University


Thomas Puschmann,

University of Zurich

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