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

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...

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)...

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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
As Deputy Executive Director at Green Digital Finance Alliance (GDFA), Gerrit especially leads the work on one of GDFA's strategic pillars, the Every Action Counts (EAC) Coalition. EAC was founded in 2021 and is a global network of leading players in digital finance and commerce, with combined access to 2.7bn customers, and joined around the pledge to empower 1 billion people to shift towards more carbon-efficient and nature-positive lifestyles by 2025. Other work at GDFA covered the climate impact of food consumption and its change potential, as well as energy-efficient mortgages. Earlier, Gerrit had been leading the Swiss business of F10, a global incubator & accelerator network for the financial services industry. In this capacity, he initiated a climate fintech-focused program, co-authored the Green Fintech Action Plan for the Swiss finance ministry, and served as a board member at F10’s investment arm. Prior a banker for 10 years, mostly with ABN AMRO Bank, he became an entrepreneur in 2010, co-founded, led, and worked with - mostly FinTech - start-ups over the past 12 years, and led mobile payment projects at Swisscom. Gerrit holds an MBA from IMD International in Lausanne and a BBA in Banking & Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Gerrit Sindermann
Deputy Executive Director / Director Every Action Counts
Jannika Aalto GDFA
Jannika Aalto
Program Manager

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
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.