MISSION

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 seek 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.

VISION

SIIA envision 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.

Board

  • Ben Banerjee

    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.

  • Michael Mosimann

    Michael Mosimann is Board Member of SIIA and Counsel at Prager Dreifuss Ltd. He firmly beliefs in the power of impact investments alongside philanthropy to tackle social and ecological challenges of our world.

    “As a Board Member of SIIA, I want to make a difference by bringing traditional financing models closer to the impact sector in order to unleash their power for the benefit of our world. Environmental and social challenges require immediate actions and there is no reason why not looking into it.”

  • Enrique Videla

    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!” …

  • Svetlana Baurens

    Svetlana Baurens is Board Member of SIIA, President and Co-Founder of Galileo International Impact Investing Centre. She is an expert in impact investing and is actively raising awareness about this topic in the Swiss financial industry with the main purpose to transform it into the force for good.

    “Moving private capital into impact investing will help to solve social and environmental challenges and add meaning, purpose and inspiration to the actors in the financial industry”.

     

  • 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”

     

Advisory Board

  • Sanjeev (Sunny) Karkhanis
    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.

  • James McDowall
    James McDowall

    Since his career as an athlete, James has spent the last several years investing in and supporting early and growth stage technology companies. He specialises in adding value as an active investor, creating synergies, realising partnerships, raising capital and making powerful introductions to the right people at the right times. James is currently studying to qualify as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and has recently joined the advisory board of the Swiss Impact Investment Association.

  • Dr. Chistian Kingombe
    Dr. Chistian Kingombe

    Dr. Christian Kingombe is an Advisor to the Board of SIIA and Co-Founding Managing Partner of 4IP Group LLC, an independent and privately held multifaceted development consulting and financial advisory firm formed to prove that investing for financial return and positive social and environmental impact is not only possible, but the future of investing. 4IP Group is also in the process of raising capital for its first Infrastructure Impact Fund with a full-fledge ESG approach.
    As Advisor to the Board of SIIA, he want to make a difference by promoting private finance for the SDGs in developing countries, to support the sector nationally and internationally and to position Switzerland as a leading financial center for SDG financing in Africa. Christian is currently founding a 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.

  • Petri Wuotila
    Petri Wuotila

    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.