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!
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
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)
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
The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of State for International Development
Sean Cairncross, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Michelle Nunn, CEO, CARE USA
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.