Photograph: The signing ceremony of the Zug Declaration on 30st October, 2017, in the Old Theatre in Zug, during the Impact Investing Summit 2017. (Photo: Credits to C. Scalici)

The Zug Declaration launched at
Impact Investing Summit Zug

On 30st October, 2017 the Zug Declaration was launched during a signing ceremony at the Impact Investing Summit Zug. Over a dozen leading Swiss foundations and supporting organisations had been selected as first signatories. More foundations are continously joining the Declaration. With the signing by an Argentinian NGO the Zug Declaration is also represented abroad

About the Zug Declaration

The Zug Declaration is a call for action for Swiss charitable foundations to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, with their financial capital. Conventionally, charitable foundations use the returns from their financial assets to fund grants or operational activities. However, the way their sometimes very large assets are invested also has an impact on society and the environment. Thus, by tracking the impact of their invested endowments, by aligning their invested financial capital to the SDGs, and by integrating sustainability and impact investing principles into their investment activities charitable foundations can significantly increase their positive impact – and taking on a leadership role for other asset owners and financial institutions.

Who can join the Zug Declaration?

Every organisation that shares the values and the vision of the Zug Declaration can join by signing the Declaration. The Zug Declaration addresses Swiss based charities and charitable foundations. Other organisations, however, are very welcome to join as endorsers and supporters.

Organisations based outside Switzerland can join the Zug Declaration, too.

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A number of media reported on the signing of the Zug Declaration, and on the Impact Investing Summit, during which it took place.


Kongress soll nachhaltiges Investieren fördern 
Luzerner Zeitung, 30st October, 2017 
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Zuger_Zeitung.png Kongress soll nachhaltiges Investieren fördern
Zuger Zeitung, 30st October, 2017
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ZD_Oct17_-_ARC_Titelblatt.png The Zug Declaration
(special insert in the official conference book and guidelinces of the Faith in Finance meeting)

(as link)
ZD_Oct17_-_DS_Titelblatt.png "Zug Declaration" verabschiedet
Die Stiftung Schweiz 2/17, p 12
ZD_Oct17_-_Zug4You_Titelblatt.png Zug Impact Summit "Faith in Finance"
(as link)
ZD_Oct17_-_Porini_Foundation_Logo.png Declaration of Zug
(as link)
ZD_Oct17_-_PFS_Titelblatt.png Zug Declaration promotes sustainable investment
(as link)



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First signatories
Zug_Declaration_Signing_30Oct17_-_Photo_with_signatories_and_minister_M_Michel_-_Credits_C_Scalici.jpg Download


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