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2018 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards and Conference: Achieving Sustainable Impact Through Technology and Finance

June 06, 2018 | 9:00 to 13:15 ET, 13:00 to 17:15 GMT

London, United Kingdom

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On June 6th, the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will hold an annual global gathering of investors, business innovators, social entrepreneurs and other thought leaders culminating in the announcement of the winners of the 2018 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards.  Chaired by senior FT journalists, the conference will discuss the crucial role of the private sector in helping to meet objectives around climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the steps that need to be taken to achieve long-term, transformative impact. The discussion will also examine the ways in which innovation and disruption are driving economic and social transformation in the developing world, and the next stage of the digital finance revolution. 

The conference will conclude with the announcement of the winners of FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, drawn from the 189 entries submitted by 287 organizations around the world whose capital, technology and ideas are contributing to substantive progress in financing and developing low-carbon infrastructure, delivering healthcare and education, assuring food and water security, and generally transforming the development landscape.

Speakers

Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI

CEO and Associate Founder, Singularity University

Co-Founder and CEO Farmerline

CEO, Climate Group

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Strategy, ONE

Partner, Anthemis Group

Head of Sustainable Investment, Europe FTSE Russell

Director and Global Head of Climate Business International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Founder, Caribou Digital, and Visiting Fellow, Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, University of California, San Diego

Partner SilverStreet Capital

Director, Advisory Solutions International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Director of Business Development EMEA Alipay

Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent Financial Times

Global Education Editor Financial Times

Tech Editor Financial Times