SIIA is a non-profit association in Zug with a mission to showcase investments and companies with societal impact.
SIIA is a platform for best practice impact investments.
SIIA seeks credible risk, return and impact investment opportunities to showcase.
SIIA encourages all stakeholders to jointly develop a narrative for impact investment for society to adopt.
We are the globally leading network in impact investing and establish Switzerland as the epicenter.
SIIA envisions a society in which the quest for economic profit solves rather than creates social and environmental pressure.
Entrepreneurship, capital, and impact are essential ingredients for a prosperous society and healthy economy.
Entrepreneurs and investors matter more than ever because they choose the purpose of the businesses they run and financially support.
Ben Banerjee is Co-founder and President of SIIA. Next to that he is in the Board of Counselor at East West Institute and is a writer and guest teacher at couple of Universities.
He has been engaged in the field of Impact Investments and Sustainable financing projects for more than 20 years, out of various national and multinational enterprises.
Sveta Banerjee is Board Member of SIIA, TEDx speaker, TV-Presenter, Founder and Managing Director of Impact Investing School and Impact Community Camomile, Co-Founder and President of Galileo International Impact Investing Centre and Board Member of SIIA (Swiss Impact Investment Association).
Sveta is the Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance Ambassador of the Diplomatic World Institute. She is an impact investing expert and is actively raising awareness and educating various stakeholders about this topic around the world with the main purpose to transform finance into the force for good.
Dr. Chistian Kingombe
Dr. Christian Kingombe is an Advisor to the Board of SIIA and Co-Founding Managing Partner of 4IP Group LLC.
As Advisor to the Board of SIIA, he wants to make a difference by promoting private finance for the SDGs in developing countries, supporting the sector nationally and internationally, and positioning Switzerland as a leading financial center for SDG financing in Africa. Christian is currently founding an SIIA Working Group in Suisse Romande, aimed at organizing private Investor Circles consisting of Geneva-based Asset Managers interested in impact investing in Emerging Markets, particularly tailored to African Countries. Via its collaboration with Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing (GSGII), SIIA will support these AMs with expert advice on impact investment topics.
Enrique Videla is Board Member of SIIA. He is responsible for our communication and Strategy as well as for our Membership and Sponsoring programs.
I believe that every individual has a personal responsibility to make a contribution towards the creation of a better and worthwhile world. Revolutions won’t help…, evolution, careful planning and a mindful investment and consumption behaviour will!” …
Deniz N. Erkus
Deniz Erkus, CFA is a Board Member of SIIA and the Managing Partner of SiDeMi Business Consulting GmbH. She is a senior strategic and financial advisor in the finance and investment industries with a multi-cultural and international background.
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”
Sanjeev (Sunny) Karkhanis
Sanjeev (Sunny) Karkhanis is an Advisory Board Member of SIIA and Founder and Director of WIR Advisory AG. He is Independent Non-Executive Director of Yoello, a Fintech Company in the UK. Previously, Sunny has been Group Managing Director of UBS and Senior Adviser to Ultra High Net worth clients and family offices. Sunny firmly believes that sustainable investing enables investors to achieve comparable or better returns on a risk adjusted basis. As a Board Member of SIIA, Sunny wants to use the SIIA platform for Advocating Impact and Sustainable Finance and making Impact Investments mainstream asset class. He believes that what we today will define the world we leave behind for generations to come.
After 25 years in international Private banking in the Nordics and Switzerland, Petri S. Wuotila is now fully transitioned to Impact and Sustainable Finance. In creating Impact Investing ecosystems, Petri significantly benefits from his background including financial instruments like public and private equities, derivatives, structured products, unit linked life insurance products and also multi family office activities. Petri actively takes part of his portfolio companies development by joining the boards of directors.
By joining the advisory board of the Swiss Impact Investment Association, Petri is pleased to bring his extensive network and professional experience into this modern and highly motivated organisation.