On 23rd September, over 150 individuals from business, civil society and government came together for Business Fights Poverty NYC 2019 to explore the theme of rethinking collaboration for the SDGs. Watch the videos of the plenary sessions, by our film partner Be Inspired Films.
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:
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
Dr Shannon May, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bridge International Academies
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)
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
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:
The full agenda is available here.
View and download photos from the event gallery 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.