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 not-for-profit foundation by the United Nations Environment Program (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


May 30, 2022

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

Building a Biodiversity Data Platform to Accelerate Geolocation Data Sharing  

February 3, 2022

New regulatory requirements, such as the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)...

Oceans and Biodiversity Missing in Pension Funds’ Investment Strategies - Report

December 15, 2021

While Pension Funds are increasingly prioritising the SDGs in their investment practices, an...

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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.

Our Team

Katherine Foster
Executive Director
Gerrit Sinderman
Director Every Action Counts
Pietro Visetti
Green Digital Finance Specialist
Anouk Braune
Project Lead Community & Operations

Executive Board

Natalie Payida Jabangwe
Group Digital Executive Officer at Sanlam
Jason Pau
Senior Director Ant Group
Bruno Oberle
Director General IUCN

Advisory Board

Inger Andersen
Executive Director of UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Co-Chair GDFA Advisory Board
Eric Xiandong Jing
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ant Group and Co-Chair GDFA Advisory Board
Sabine Döbeli
CEO, Swiss Sustainable Finance
André Hoffman
President, MAVA Foundation
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.