Join us for an inspiring and action-focused half-day event on how business, government and civil society are collaborating to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. 

 
Timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly, our annual invite-only Business Fights Poverty NYC event brings together 100 senior business professionals and development partners.  

The event combines inspiring panel discussions with opportunities for genuine peer engagement and networking.
 
The event will include a set of themed collaboration lunches.
 

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AGENDA

Registration and Networking Breakfast
10.00 - 10:30AM


Opening and Welcome
10.30 - 10:45AM
Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty
 


Plenary Keynotes: Scaling Business Impact for the SDGs
10.45 - 11:30AM

Theodore Roosevelt IV, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Barclays

The Rt Hon Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State for Africa at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development

Rogerio Ribeiro, Senior Vice President of Global Health, GSK

Moderator: Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School



Plenary Panel: Rethinking Collaboration for the SDGs
11.30AM - 12:45PM

Jed Lynch, Head of Social Impact Investment Banking, Barclays

Corry Jacobs, Head of Corporate Government Affairs - Global Health & Trade, GSK

Shamina Singh, President, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, Care USA

Kuseni Dlameni, Chairman, Massmart


Colin Buckley, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Corporate Strategy, CDC Group


Moderator: Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty



Collaboration Lunch: Corporate Social Innovation for the SDGs
1.00 - 2:30PM - OPEN LUNCH

How can companies develop systems that drive commercial innovation with social impact?

Mario Gonzales Lupercio, Shared Value and Innovation Leader, CEMEX
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Gib Bulloch, Author, The Intrapreneur

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Myriam Sidibe, Global Social Mission Director, Lifebuoy Brand, Unilever

Moderator: Maggie De Pree, Co-Founder,
The League of Intrapreneurs



Collaboration Lunch: Investing for Impact
1.00 - 2:30PM - BY INVITE

How can we maximise the social impact of investment?

Jed Lynch, Head of Social Impact Investment Banking, Barclays

Albena Melin, Head, Multilateral Engagements, IFC

Moderator: Emily Fr
y, VP Sustainability, Citizenship, Barclays



Collaboration Lunch: Health Innovation Partnerships
1.00 - 2:30PM - BY INVITE

What have we learnt from previous partnerships that we can apply going forwards to deliver more impact in global health?

Rogerio Ribeiro, Senior Vice President of Global Health, GSK

David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Moderator:
Laura Johnson-Graham, Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships, The Partnering Initiative



Collaboration Lunch: Business and Refugees
1.00 - 2:30PM - BY INVITE

How can we mobilise more business action to support refugee livelihoods and long-term resilience?

​​​​​​​Karen Scriven, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, Mercy Corps

​​​​​​​Hemant Baijal, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Mastercard

​​​​​​​Shirin Pakfar, Chief, Private Partnerships and Philanthropy, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Moderator: Justin Sykes, Founder and CEO, Innovest Advisory



Collaboration Lunch: Education for Sustainable Development
1.00 - 2:30PM - BY INVITE

What is the role of business in training and education for sustainable development?

​​​​​​​Jason Walters, Sustainability Director, Pearson

​​​​​​​Christian Gomez, Director Global Government Affairs (Latin America), Walmart

Alison Taylor, Managing Director, BSR

Moderator: Katie Hyson, Director, Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty



Collaboration Lunch: Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition
1.00 - 2:30PM - BY INVITE

What is the role of business at the nexus of agriculture, food security and nutrition?

Taryn Barclay, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Stakeholder Relations, Cargill

Sandy Westlake, Head of Partnerships, Private Sector Partnerships Division, World Food Programme

Moderator: Alison Cairns, Director, Director, FReSH, World Business Council for Sustainable Development


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