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Building back better

juni 3 @ 13:00 - 15:30 CEST

Building back better

Finance and development leaders in joint action

The world is currently fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and its devastating humanitarian and economic impact. Countries are overwhelmed with the additional burden that the outbreak is imposing on public health systems and national budgets.

The effects of the global crisis will be long-lasting, but the crisis is also an opportunity. The shifts in the global financial system is a chance to set the world on track for a sustainable recovery, and ensure there is financing for sustainable development, for everyone. The private sector has an important role to play, in solid collaboration with the public sector.

The Global Investors for Sustainable Development, GISD*, is an initiative launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2019, with inspiration from the Swedish alliance SISD (among others). In conjunction with their global digital GISD conference in Stockholm, Sida together with UN DESA is organizing a global on-line conference on how to build back better from Covid-19 pandemic through long-term investment in sustainable development. This special Development Talks public session will explore the role of investors in scaling up long-term investment for a sustainable recovery. How can investors, development actors and the UN work together to support reaching the 2030 Agenda, in a post-pandemic world?

With 10 years left to the delivery of the 2030 Agenda with the Global Goals, we are entering a Decade of Action to step up the efforts. Welcome to a virtual call to action, with finance and development leaders in joint action for a more equitable and sustainable world.


Please register here.
The event is free of charge and will be broadcasted on this livestream.

Moderators: Alan AtKisson and Cecilia Scharp, Assistant Directors-General, Sida


12:55 Digital check-in

13:00 Opening remarks
Carin Jämtin, Director General, Sida
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Richard Gröttheim, CEO AP7 and SISD’s representative in GISD
Leila Fourie, CEO JSE and co-chair GISD
Oliver Bäte, CEO Allianz and co-chair GISD

13:30 The impact of Covid-19 on Financing for Sustainable Development and the 2030 Agenda
Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director IMF
Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and artnerships, World Bank Group
Akinwumi Adesina, President AfDB
Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Women

14:10 From firefighting to boosting a sustainable recovery: maximizing the positive impact of the private sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Per Bolund, Minister for financial markets
Fiona Reynolds, CEO PRI
More names to follow

14:40 The role of GISD: Scaling-up long-term investment for a sustainable recovery
Leila Fourie, CEO Johannesburg Stock Exchange, GISD Alliance Co-Chair
Richard Gröttheim, CEO, AP7
José Vinals, Group Chairman, Standard Chartered
More names to follow

15:05 Closing: The future of partnerships between development actors and private sector – the common agenda going forward
Peter Eriksson, Minister for international development cooperation

The role of the UN in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the post-COVID 19 world
Navid Hanif, Director, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, DESA

15:30 End

* The GISD Alliance is made up of 30 recognized leaders of major financial institutions and corporations spanning around the world, with a goal to take action and find solutions for long-term financial investment for sustainable development


juni 3
13:00 - 15:30 CEST
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SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency)