How can capital markets contribute to creating more resilient societies and systems?

The role of blended finance, risk perceptions and market rates.

The Global Resilience Partnership, in collaboration with the UNDP, Oxford Saïd Business School and the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation is hosting a series of roundtable discussions focused on the emerging field of impact investing and blended finance, and how the understanding and perception of risk, resilience and reputation influences flows of capital into ESG and SDG-positive projects.  

This session will explore two key areas:

Is the market helping to build more resilient societies and systems?

This discussion will cover various topics including blended finance, resilience building and the private sector, ESG investing, deploying capital for societal resilience and climate adaptation. 

How capital allocators and providers consider risk and resilience in their investment making process

This session seeks to understand how market participants perceive and behave towards resilience building. Each of our invited guests represents a different set of actors within the global finance system.  

Join us in person or online to discuss. Full agenda available here.

Agenda

All times are listed in British Summer Time (UTC +01:00).

15:30 – 15:40: Opening and welcome

Rupert Younger, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Nathanial Matthews, CEO, Global Resilience Partnership
Charles Yu, Climate Finance and Investment, UNDP

15:35 – 17:00: Roundtable discussion and debate: Is the market helping to build more resilient societies and systems?

Moderator: Juliane Reinecke, Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Opening: Albert Norström, Researcher, Head of Knowledge and Evidence, Global Resilience Partnership and Stockholm Resilience Centre

Panellists:
Richard Hardy, Investment Director Africa in Private Equity, Blue Orchard
Peter Hinton, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Todd Cort, Faculty Co-Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Tsionawit Gebre-Yohannes, Near East Foundation
Emilie Goodall, Director, Sustainable Investing and Impact, Fidelity International
Ruta Nimkar, Co-founder, Meraki Labs

17:30 – 19:00: Roundtable discussion and debate: How capital allocators and providers consider risk and resilience in their investment making process.

Moderator: Clint Bartlett, Finance and Investment Consultant, UNDP and GRP
Opening: Kelsey Overby (Yale EMBA)

Panellists:
Robin Nutall, Expert Partner at McKinsey, Environment, Social & Governance and Corporate Affairs
Jessica Thye, Director, BlackRock Sustainable Investing
Jaap Van Dam, Principal Director Investment Strategy, PGGM Pension Fund
Todd Cort, Faculty Co-Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Iliana Lazarova, Head of ESRG, UK Infrastructure Bank
Felicity Tan, Global Partnerships Director, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

Full agenda available here.

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