GDFA is a catalyst of next generation green digital finance

A Swiss based not-for-profit, GDFA enables and co-creates transformative digital and financial innovation for climate, nature and biodiversity challenges with a global ecosystem

Our Work

We convene a global network of experts and partners
to develop and implement:

Thought Leadership


Pilots and Demonstrators

Tools and Frameworks

Our Initiatives

GDFA generates tools, frameworks, reports, white papers, pilots and practical demonstrators with a focus on systems innovation for integration and amplification of impact

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About GDFA

The Green Digital Finance Alliance (GDFA) was launched as a nonprofit foundation by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ant Group at the World Economic Forum.

A dynamic Think-Do-Tank, we take a systems approach to enable the sustainable transition across sectors and geographies, addressing barriers and bridging innovation gaps between emerging technology for climate, biodiversity and sustainable development with new financing and business models.

GDFA collaborates with a global ecosystem of experts, international organizations, research institutions, philanthropic foundations, NGOs, public and private sector actors.


Carbon quotas are here to stay.
We help you meet them.


Carbon quotas are here to stay.
We help you meet them.


Carbon quotas are here to stay.
We help you meet them.

News & Events

Expansion of Making Oceans Count Programme

March 19, 2024

“Making Oceans Count” Initiative to Expand Ocean Asset Metrics & Data for a Sustainable Blue Economy

Essential Pathways to Integrate Ocean-Related Data in Financial Practices - Report and Proof of Concept

March 10, 2023

Outlining essential pathways to integrate ocean-related data in financial practices

The World’s First Green Fintech Taxonomy

May 30, 2022

Today, the Green Digital Finance Alliance and the Swiss Green Fintech...

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GDFA Network

Our network includes leading international companies, organisations, and institutions engaged in shaping the green digital finance landscape.


Carbon quotas are here to stay.
We help you meet them.


Carbon quotas are here to stay.
We help you meet them.


Carbon quotas are here to stay.
We help you meet them.


As Executive Director of the Green Digital Finance Alliance (GDFA), Gerrit leads the Swiss-based foundation, its key initiatives such as the Every Action Counts (EAC) Coalition, a global network of leading digital finance and commerce players, and oversees GDFA’s thematic programs and project portfolio. He led, supported and participated in GDFA's research of the climate food consumption nexus, as well as cities and oceans-related green and blue digital finance work. Moreover, Gerrit is Co-founder and President of the Green Fintech Network (GFN), a multi-stakeholder association building a thriving green digital finance ecosystem, in collaboration with leaders from financial industry and academia, as well as supported by the Swiss finance ministry. He also has been a member of the (ESG) Impact Investment Advisory Group of Icebreaker One, advised the biggest European fintech conference, Money 20/20 Europe, on ESG and green finance matters, and is a member of Verra's Scope 3 Standard Development Group. Earlier, Gerrit led the Swiss business of Tenity, a global incubator & accelerator network for the financial services industry, where he also served as a board member of the investment arm. Gerrit worked as a banker for 10 years, mostly with ABN AMRO Bank until he became an entrepreneur in 2010 and co-founded, led, and worked with - mostly FinTech - startups over 12 years, and led mobile payment projects at a telecommunications provider. Gerrit holds an MBA from IMD International in Lausanne and a BBA from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Gerrit Sindermann
Executive Director
Jannika Aalto GDFA
Jannika Aalto
Program Manager, Sustainable Circular Cities
Francois Gardin
Oceans Program
Katherine Foster
Senior Advisor

Executive Board

Bruno Oberle
Director General, IUCN
Leiming Chen
SVP International Public Policy & Government Affairs, Ant Group
Natalie P. Jabangwe
Group Digital Executive Officer, Sanlam

Advisory Board

Inger Andersen
Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Co-Chair, GDFA Advisory Board
Eric Xiandong Jing
CEO, Ant Group and Co-Chair, GDFA Advisory Board
Sabine Döbeli
CEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Chairman, Paulson Institute
Patrick Njoroge
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Alex Pentland
Co-Founder, MIT Media Lab


Get in touch with questions about the GDFA, our initiatives, and events. We're always open to expanding our network and discussing new projects and initiatives.