Join us for an inspiring and action-focused half-day event on how business, government and civil society are collaborating to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

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 around 100 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.

Last year, 84% of participants surveyed said they made a valuable connection, 95% said they learnt something valuable for their work, and 90% said they would recommend it to a colleague.

Every year, the event is oversubscribed. Register now to secure your place!

FEATURED SPEAKERS
SHANNON MAY
CO-FOUNDER, BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIES
NAUREEN HYAT
CO-FOUNDER, TEZ FINANCIAL SERVICES
ERAJ SHIRVANI
VICE CHAIRMAN, EMERGING MARKETS, CREDIT SUISSE
HENRIETTE KOLB
HEAD, GENDER SECRETARIAT, IFC
ERIN PHAM STEINHAUER
VICE PRESIDENT, SOCIAL IMPACT, VISA
ENRIQUE OSTALE
EVP AND REGIONAL CEO - UK, LATAM AND AFRICA, WALMART INTERNATIONAL
IRIT TAMIR
DIRECTOR, PRIVATE SECTOR DEPARTMENT, OXFAM AMERICA
SEAN CAIRNCROSS
CEO, MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION
MICHELLE NUNN
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CARE USA
REBECCA MARMOT
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, UNILEVER
JANE NELSON
DIRECTOR, CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE, HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL 
MARCOS NETO
DIRECTOR, FINANCE SECTOR HUB, UNDP
PAMELA CORNES
DIRECTOR, SOCIAL IMPACT, AB INBEV
NICK O'DONOHOE
CEO, CDC GROUP
PATSY DOERR
GLOBAL HEAD, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, CREDIT SUISSE
SARAH BRATTON HUGHES
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, US EQUITIES AND SUSTAINABILITY, SCHRODERS
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EVENT AGENDA

Registration and Networking Breakfast
9.00 - 10:00AM


Opening and Welcome
10.00 - 10:15AM

Kaori Fujii, Pauleth Masamba, Dauphine Mata, and Joséphine Nsimba, Music Beyond

Zahid Torres-Rahman, CEO, Business Fights Poverty

Jackie Krese, Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets Solutions, Americas, Investment Banking Capital Markets, Credit Suisse 

Moderator and Event MC: Yvette Torres-Rahman, Business Fights Poverty
 



Plenary Keynotes: Leadership Perspectives - Business and the Sustainable Development Goals
10.15 - 10:45AM

Dr Shannon May, Chief Strategy & Development Officer and Co-Founder, Bridge International Academies

Enrique Ostalé, 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)



Plenary Panel: Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs
10.45AM - 12:00PM

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 Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School



Plenary Keynotes: Leadership Perspectives - Collaborating for the Sustainable Development Goals
12.00 - 12:30PM

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of State for International Development

Sean Cairncross, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Michelle Nunn, CEO, CARE USA



Collaboration Lunches (Pre-Registration Required)
1.00 - 2:30PM

Business-Donor Partnerships: How can international donors help scale businesses' contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals? Panel includes UK Department for International Development, CDC Group and GSMA.

Future of Work: How can business accelerate upward mobility of entry-level and informal sector workers in the future of work? Panel includes Walmart and WBCSD.

Gender: How can business address gender equality challenges through business aware practices? Panel includes AB InBev, IFC, Credit Suisse and Walmart. 

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: How can we better support micro, small and medium enterprises in large company value chains through an ecosystems approach? Panel includes Visa, Small Foundation and TechnoServe.

Modern Slavery: How can we apply technology to help tackle modern slavery in global supply chains? Panel includes Nestlé and Thomson Reuters Foundation

Purpose: How can companies and investors collaborate to make purposeful business thrive? Panel includes Schroders, GSK, Visa and Oxfam America.

 



Watch the video of Business Fights Poverty NYC 2018!
Learn more about our annual NYC event during UN General Assembly Week. This video was created by Be Inspired Films.
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