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Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (ET) / 14:00 - 22:45 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

Tourism is a powerful tool for reducing poverty, boosting economic growth, building social progress and ensuring peace. How can the World Bank Group, country clients and business leaders work together to ensure that tourism contributes to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity?

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Fecha: Lunes 7 de diciembre de 2015
Hora: 10.00 – 11.00, hora de la ciudad de Washington (15.00 - 16.00 GMT, o vea su hora local)
Lugar: En línea

El cambio climático nos afecta a todos. Pero se estima que tendrá mayor impacto en los países en desarrollo. Sus efectos potenciales sobre las temperaturas, los patrones de precipitaciones, los niveles del mar y la frecuencia de los desastres relacionados con el clima plantean riesgos para la agricultura, los alimentos y el abastecimiento de agua. Están en juego los últimos avances en la lucha contra la pobreza, el hambre y las enfermedades, y la vida y los medios de subsistencia de las poblaciones de los países en desarrollo.

La buena noticia es que hay muchas soluciones para abordar el cambio climático, pero necesitan financiamiento. Los bonos verdes son una de las opciones de financiamiento disponibles para que las empresas privadas y las entidades públicas apoyen las inversiones en el clima y el medioambiente. Los inversores se sienten atraídos por los bonos verdes porque permiten una relación más estrecha con los efectos sociales y ambientales positivos. La Tesorería del Banco Mundial creó la guía “What Are Green Bonds?” (¿Qué son los bonos verdes?) para ayudar a las personas sin una experiencia financiera a comprender mejor la naturaleza de los bonos verdes.

¿Qué son los bonos verdes? ¿Cómo funcionan? ¿Quién los emite y quien los compra? ¿Cuál es el beneficio?

Haga preguntas y comparta sus ideas ahora sobre el potencial del mercado de bonos verdes. Únase al debate en vivo el 7 de diciembre para conversar con nuestros expertos en bonos verdes y aprender más.

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Date: Monday, December 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Online

Climate change affects all of us. But it is expected to hit developing countries the hardest. Its potential effects on temperatures, precipitation patterns, sea levels, and frequency of weather-related disasters pose risks for agriculture, food, and water supplies. At stake are recent gains in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease, and the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries. 

The good news is that there are many solutions to address climate change, but they need financing.  Green bonds is one of the financing options available to private firms and public entities to support climate and environmental investments.  Investors are attracted to green bonds because they allow a closer connection to positive social and environmental impacts. The World Bank Treasury created the “What Are Green Bonds?” guide to help people without a finance background better understand the nature of green bonds.

What are green bonds? How do they work? Who is issuing them and who buys them? What’s the benefit?

Ask questions and share your thoughts now on the potential of the green bond market. Join the live discussion December 7 to chat with our green bonds experts and learn more.


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Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (ET) / 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Online

Corruption is a threat to economic and social progress and no country is immune.  #whybreakthelaw is an opportunity to engage with World Bank experts on some of the reasons underlying corruption in many countries.  Share with us your questions and insights on how stronger governance, elevated citizens awareness and good corporate practice can guide global efforts to minimize corruption.  

This is a multilingual chat! Please feel free to submit your questions in Arabic, English, French, German, and Spanish.  

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Date: Monday, November 30, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 17:30 - 19:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: MC 2-800, World Bank Group HQ & Online

World Bank researchers have been trying to assess the extent of extreme poverty in the world since 1979. Two ingredients have been key: an international absolute poverty line and purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates. The latest PPP update led to a substantial re-assessment of relative purchasing powers around the world, and hence to a large nominal change in the poverty line: from $1.25 to $1.90/day. Join us for this month’s Policy Research Talk as Francisco Ferreira reviews the principles, practices, and pitfalls involved in the latest update, and then discusses some of the ideas being floated for the future of global poverty measurement.

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Sherri Wu

Sherri Wu is the Chief Strategy Officer of Alitrip, part of Alibaba Group. She leads the team in building growth opportunities for businesses around the world across key Alibaba Group platforms, especially in the travel area.


John Scanlon

John Scanlon has had a unique range of experience with environment and sustainable development policy, law, institutions and governance at the international, national, sub-national and local level.

His work experience has been gained in the private sector, in government, with the United Nations and with international organizations, as a leader, manager, professional adviser and legal practitioner, as well as through senior voluntary positions with the non-government sector.


Taleb Rifai

Taleb Rifai (Nationality: Jordanian. Born in 1949 in Cairo) was elected as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the General Assembly, Astana, Kazakhstan, in October 2009 and begun his four-year term on the 1st January 2010. He assumed the functions of Secretary-General ad interim of the World Tourism Organization since 1st March 2009 and served as Deputy Secretary-General from February 2006 to February 2009.


Aireen Omar

Aireen Omar was appointed as AirAsia Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2012. She is also an Executive Director for the company.

She hails from Petaling Jaya, and is an Economics graduate of the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and also holds a Masters in Economics from New York University (NYU).

Aireen has been a member of the senior management team since 2006 and has been instrumental in shaping the development of AirAsia Berhad into one of the fastest growing and most highly-acclaimed airline globally.


Christopher J. Nassetta

Christopher J. Nassetta is President and Chief Executive Officer for Hilton Worldwide. He joined the company in 2007.

Previously, Mr. Nassetta was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a position he held since 2000. He joined Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected Chief Operating Officer in 1997.