Davos 360 Discussion: Accelerating SDG Finance through Collaboration

January 22, 2019 7:00 pm

72 Promenade, Davos Platz

It is well known that one of the largest challenges to implementation of the SDGs is adequate financing.

The UN estimates some $5-7 trillion will need to be mobilized each year to achieve the goals, and this cannot be met by aid alone. Private finance has the potential to fill the funding gap but this will require enhanced understanding and collaboration between development and finance institutions.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Sustainable Impact Hub
72 Promenade, Davos Platz
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/vGzwWWSmBxt

Guiding Questions

  • How can we "translate" between the development and finance communities so that they can collaboratively build vehicles that drive both impact and profit?
  • What new finance approaches and vehicles (blended finance, outcome funding, etc.) can be implemented to create impact, particularly in developing countries?
  • How do we measure holistic impact beyond simply monetary performance/profit?


Kali Taylor, Advisor at SDG Lab and Project Officer at the International Institute for Sustainable Development


Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, The UN Global Compact
Simon Smiles, Chief Investment Officer - Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, UBS
Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to G20, OECD
Nadina Stodiek, Fund Manager PPP Mandates, Impact Manager, BlueOrchard Finance
John Fairhurst, Head of Private Sector Engagement, The Global Fund

Streaming, Communications and Media

All details about the session can be found at the DavosX App and https://www.partnering4impact.org/

The session will be livestreamed, instructions will be sent early next week on how to access this. The Sustainable Impact Hub will be sharing a variety of custom content from each 360 discussion summaries on twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. This content includes photos, videos, quotes/posts, and editorials, depending on the platform. It is encouraged to retweet and share. You can also download content in this shared folder (uploaded in real time) to share directly from your own communications channels.

Twitter Handles

Lise Kingo: @Lise_Kingo @globalcompact
Simon Smiles: @UBS
Gabriela Ramos: @gabramosp @OECDglobal
Nadina Stodiek: @BlueOrchardLtd
John Fairhurst: @johnfairhurst4 @GlobalFund
Kali Taylor: @kali_d_taylor @SDGLab @IISD_SDGs


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