Timed to coincide with the UN General assembly Week, our annual event has become a popular, high-energy gathering that brings together a select group of senior professionals from business and the international development community.
We recognise the power of bringing together the right people in a focused and action-oriented way. That is why our audience is highly curated, and why the sessions are designed to enable practical deep-dive conversations and meaningful relationship building.
This year, 94% of participants surveyed said they made a valuable connection, 89% said they learnt something valuable for their work, and 91% said they would recommend it to a colleague.
The videos from our speakers are now available, and we are delighted to share them with you, please see below:
Event wrap-up video
Zahid Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty
Jackie Krese, Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets Solutions, Americas, Investment Banking Capital Markets, Credit Suisse
Keynote speaker competition winner
Dr Shannon May, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bridge International Academies
Keynotes: Business Perspectives
Enrique Ostale, Executive Vice President and Regional CEO – U.K., Latin America and Africa, Walmart International
Naureen Hyat, Co-Founder and Business Head, Tez Financial Services and Visa Everywhere Initiative: Fintech Challenge Winner (by video)
Panel: Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs
Erin Pham Steinhauer, Vice President, Social Impact, Visa
Henriette Kolb, Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Eraj Shirvani, Vice Chairman – Emerging Markets, Credit Suisse
Marcos Neto, Head, Finance Sector Hub, UNDP
Rebecca Marmot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
Moderator: Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Keynotes: Business Partner Perspectives
Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE USA
Sean Cairncross, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Caroline Read, Director, Department for International Development
Filmed by Be Inspired Films
Photography by The Coco Studio
With the support of a number of sponsors and content partners, the event also included range of lunch sessions:
- Business-Donor Partnerships: How can international donors help scale businesses’ contribution to the SDGs?
- Future of Work: How can business accelerate upward ability of entry-level and informal sector workers?
- Gender: How can business address gender equality challenges through business aware practices?
- Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): How can we better support MSMEs in large company value chains through an ecosystems approach?
- Modern Slavery: How can we apply technology to help tackle modern slavery in global supply chains?
- Purpose: How can companies and investors collaborate to make purposeful business thrive?
The full agenda is available here.
We are grateful to all those made the event possible, including Credit Suisse, CDC, and Visa. Thanks also to our video partner, Be Inspired Films and photography partner, Soulphotography.
We’re now busy planning for our next flagship event, Business Fights Poverty DC 2020, supported by International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. on 15 April to coincide with the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings. Places are very limited. To secure your place register here.
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