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Sustainability Lecture Series - Reto Ringger

PostReto Ringger is the founder & CEO of Globalance Bank in Switzerland. Globalance Bankis an owner-run Swiss Private bank with a future-oriented business model. The bank specializes in sustainable investments and offers its clients advice in all matters relating to the long-term investment of their assets www.globalance-bank.com.

Before starting Globalance Bank, Reto Ringger founded SAM Group (Sustainable Asset Management, www.sam-group.com) in 1995 and has been in charge of building and developing the company as CEO and delegate of the board of directors ever since. Under his leadership, SAM has become a global leader in the area of sustainability investments. Reto Ringger has also been the founder of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index www.sustainability-index.com and of the first cleantech private equity fund. Before starting SAM, Reto was working in the investment field for firms like Swiss Re, UBS and Bank Vontobel.

Reto Ringger has received various awards for his entrepreneurial activities: among others, the Cash Award for the “Rising Star”, the Cleantech Pioneer Award in recognition of his having successfully established the world’s first globally diversified cleantech private equity fund, as well as the Global Green Award from Green Cross International for having launched the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Reto Ringger is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of WWF Switzerland www.wwf.ch and Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome www.clubofrome.org.

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