World Bank Live - Spring Meetings 2014

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Cities are key to social development and economic prosperity. This session explores the challenges and innovative approaches across multiple dimensions of sustainability at the city level – economic, environmental and social – in their contribution to shared prosperity.

Joan Clos
Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Mcebisi Hubert Jonas
Deputy Minister of Finance, South Africa
Danny Leipziger
Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue
Sami Mekki
Director-General, Caisse des Prêts et de Soutien des Collectivités Locales, Tunisia
Laura Tuck
Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, Tirana, Albania
Milton von Hesse
Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru

Evidence suggests that the more women-owned businesses there are in a country, the more that country can prosper and grow. How can we support women-owned businesses in developing countries? What skills do women need to compete?

Anabel González
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Elizabeth Vazquez
Board President & CEO, WEConnect
Lilia Avendano
Executive Director, Didco
Darlene Fuller
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Sodexo
Maria Jimena Florez Galindo
CEO and Co-founder, Crispy Fruits
Joan Kerr
Director of Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Pacific Gas & Electric
Denise Naguib
Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
Moreen Romans
Director, Product & Supplier Diversity, Dun and Bradstreet
Sue Szabo
Director of Economic & Social Policy, International Development Research Center
Sarah Thorn
Senior Director, International Trade, Walmart
Karin Finkelston
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA
Caren Grown
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Henriette Kolb
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Jose Reis
Practice Manager, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Markus P. Goldstein
Practice Leader, World Bank Africa Region, Africa
Jan Walliser
Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions