On June 9th, the Financial Times and IFC will host a major gathering of thought leaders in London ahead of the annual dinner honoring the winners of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards – global innovators whose capital, technology and ideas are helping solve the world’s most acute development challenges.
This conference will bring together leading figures in contemporary economics to do a major stocktaking of economics and also to look ahead at the challenge of global development.
Nobel-Laureate Economist and Stanford Professor
Nobel-Laureate Economist and Harvard Professor
Chair, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT & Founder and Director, J-PAL
Economic Adviser and Head of Research, Bank for International Settlements
Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Nobel Memorial Prize Winner for Economic Sciences and Professor at Columbia University
Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University
Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Pandemics pose a serious recurrent threat to global health and economic security. Dr. Kim will discuss what additional investments in global health are essential to better protect the world from the spread of pandemics.
The 2016 Global Leadership Forum will bring about 200 partners, leaders and practitioners from government, private enterprise, academia, civil society, foundations, and other international development organizations working in areas of collaborative leadership.
Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions
Vice President, Operational Policy and Country Services, The World Bank Group
Founder, Harvard Center for Public Leadership
Manager of Leadership, Learning & Innovation, Country Client Services, World Bank Group
Director, FSI Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Chief of Staff of the Office of the President, The World Bank Group
Professor, Georgetown University
Senior Director, Public-Private Partnerships Group, World Bank Group
Director, Innovation & Strategy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Principal, Networking Action: Organizing for the 21st Century
Director of the Developmental Leadership Program, University of Birmingham (UK)
Co-Chair, Effective Institution Platform Project
Minister for Population, Republic of Niger
Vice-President, Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions
General Secretary, Ministry of National Education, Republic of Madagascar
Senior Leadership Development Specialist, World Bank Group
Head, Global Leadership Academy, GIZ
Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Global Faculty Director, General Electric Company
This event will discuss global health initiatives on the occasion of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s visit to Japan to attend the meetings at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, chaired by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. The event will be in English with simultaneous Japanese translation.
Is Sustainable Development Goal #11 to "ensure access for all people to adequate, safe, and affordable housing" realistic and achievable? How can we make it happen? This year’s Global Housing Finance Conference explores ideas on how to get there by 2030.
Minister of Finance, Indonesia
Chief Technical Advisor, Finance & Markets, World Bank Group
Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General, UN-HABITAT
Senior fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, National Housing Bank
Deputy General Director, National Housing Commission, México
This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society, and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.
Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Director, Climate Change, World Bank Group
CEO, Green Tech Cluster
Vice President, IFC Global Client Services, World Bank Group
CEO, Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD)
Chairman, Overseas Development Institute
Environment Correspondent, Financial Times
Founder / Social Entrepreneur, I Got Garbage
Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
CEO, Carbon Trust
As the potential of tourism is realized, what actions are being taken by the public and private sectors to boost high-yield visitors? What role is sustainability playing in tourism development?
Reporter and Presenter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Chairperson, South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Acting Director-General, Papua New Guinea Office of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Senior Technical Specialist, International Finance Corporation
Former US Sen. Carl Levin will kick off discussions of how government-led investigations can lead to better tax rules and how developing countries can better cope with aggressive tax planning by multinational corporations.
Former United States Senator
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
Interim Co-Director, Levin Center, Wayne State University
Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law
U.S. Tax Policy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Professor, University of Leeds
Director of Legislation and Litigation Studies, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Senegal
President, NRS Inc.
Tax Correspondent, Financial Times
Professor, Georgetown University
Professor, Duke University
Vice Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay
Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Finance
Professor, University of International Business and Economics
Lead Health Specialist, World Bank Group
The event aims to raise awareness of the need to scale up financing in areas affected by conflict and fragility and examine the role of partnerships in attracting transformational investments.
Economics Correspondent, RTE News
Chief, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Director General, Irish Institute of European Affairs
Vice President, Global Client Services, World Bank Group
Vice President, Development Finance, World Bank Group
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mountain Hazelnuts Group
Governor, Central Bank of Sierra Leone