Finance for a Sustainable Future is the first initiative focused on improving sustainability skills among junior finance professionals in Europe. Since our establishment in 2017, we have been working towards this by:

  • Giving students and young finance professionals a platform to discuss and learn about sustainability issues
  • Connecting junior professionals to financial institutions with a strong focus on sustainability
  • Building partnerships with international organisations, universities, research institutes and NGOs
  • Engaging with finance firms to encourage them to include sustainability in their core training programs


The capital flows directed by the world’s largest asset managers and financial institutions help shape our societies. Without the support of these organisations, we cannot complete our journey towards a more sustainable economy.

The future of the financial industry will belong to companies that successfully integrate sustainability considerations into every stage of their investment process. Identifying and assessing sustainability challenges will become a core competency for the next generation of finance executives.

At Finance for a Sustainable Future, we believe that junior team members play a central role in the investment process. We give them the opportunity to learn the latest tools for assessing both social and environmental sustainability exposures of potential investments.


2017: our mission was recognised by the McKinsey NGWL Award

2018: selected as one of the top 5 European youth environmental initiatives by the UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth prize

2019: part of the ChangemakerXchange by Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung


“Finance for a Sustainable Future is a great initiative. It shows what can be achieved when a group of highly capable, committed individuals come together to advance understanding of an important, timely topic of value to future leaders in business, finance and politics.”

– Richard Perkins (LSE)                                          

“This is a remarkable endeavor; self-organized by students and young professionals of the millennial generation, I take it as a token of encouragement that sustainable finance will progress into the mainstream.”

– Urs Bitterling (Allianz) 

“The participants [of the 2018 Finance for a Sustainable Future Conference] were well selected, their different backgrounds contributed to creating a diverse group of engaged young professionals, who were clearly interested in the topics discussed. Discussions were lively and most participants contributed with their questions and input to dynamic sessions.”

– Nicole Strueli (RepRisk)

“Speaking at the 2018 Finance for a Sustainable Future conference was definitely an enriching experience…I was impressed by the quality of the other speakers and the very smooth organization of the event…FSSF is a much needed initiative with a very bright future ahead!”

– Sabrina Ritossa Fernandez (Sycomore)

“I think it’s a very good initiative, touching a sub-sector within finance that attracts more and more talent. I applaud any initiative that “mainstreams” sustainable finance since this is unfortunately still not the case in all universities/masters in Finance.”

– Joseph Segarra (Quadia)