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 28-30 January 2020 OECD, Boulogne-Billancourt

Watch the livestream

Tuesday, January 28

The Tri Hita Karana Roadmap for blended finance
 11:00-13:20

Wednesday. January 29

Private Finance for Sustainable Development conference
 08:45-13.20, Morning session
 13:30-19:20, Afternoon session

Aligning finance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda remains slow and uneven: we are now at high risk of missing the mark on several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A major obstacle to advancing SDGs in emerging and developing economies is that most private finance and business activities are neither aligned with SDGs nor compatible with low-emission, climate-resilient development pathways.

The 2020 edition of the Conference will focus on the theme Aligning finance with the SDGs. Every decision we make, every dollar we spend, every product and service we provide can be better aligned with sustainable development outcomes. The need for a common framework around alignment will be discussed at two levels:

  • directing development and commercial finance towards socially and environmentally sustainable projects;
  • ensuring business operations contribute to the Goals, through their employment, sourcing, supply chain, labelling and other policies.
High-level speakers from the private and public sectors include:
Elliot Harris - Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Travis Spence - Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Sonja Gibbs -Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute of International Finance
Nancy Lee -Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for Global Development
Philippe Valahu - Chief Executive Officer, Private Infrastructure and Development Group
Sony Kapoor - Managing Director, Re-Define  and
Judith Karl - Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund.

A cross-section of over 600 policy makers from emerging, developing and OECD countries, investors and representatives of corporations, development finance institutions, research centres, foundations, and civil society will join speakers in sharing examples and new insights to identify and scale solutions. 

The 2020 Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference will be held on Wednesday 29th January 2020, with back-to-back workshops and seminars taking place on Tuesday 28th January and Thursday 30th January 2020. 

 

Shifting the trillions towards the SDGs
 

OECD experts unravel what aligning finance with the SDGs really means

 

VENUE

The Private Finance For Sustainable Development conference will take place at the OECD Conference Centre, Boulogne-Billancourt:

46 quai Alphonse le Gallo
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Further information including directions and hotels in the area is available on the Conference Centre website.

AGENDA
 CONTACT

Registration is now closed. We have reached full capacity for the conference. The conference on Wednesday 29th January will be livestreamed on OECDTV. You can join the livestream via oe.cd/PF20

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