The imperative to create new incentives to direct private investment to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never been clearer. The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened progress on the SDGs across all countries and added to existing financing gaps for the 2030 Agenda, especially in developing countries. Achieving the SDGs requires steering private capital towards investments that can advance progress on the Goals. Private sector interest and focus on SDG aligned investment has surged, including new financial mechanisms in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
ADB’s second SDG Dialogue will explore the drivers of private sector investment in the SDGs and opportunities to channel investment to SDG related sectors. The discussion will focus on:
- How private investors are taking on the SDG financing challenge.
- Opportunities to scale up private sector investing for the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific.
- ADB’s work in promoting and incentivizing private sector financing in the SDGs in the region.
Policy makers in Asia and the Pacific; private sector investors; researchers in academia and think tanks; members of the international development community; ADB Board, Management, and staff.
How to register
Register now to join via Zoom.
CEO and Chair, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank
Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department, ADB
Managing Director Co-Head, BlackRock Sustainable Investing Asia Pacific
Vice President for Private Sector Operations and Public Private Partnerships, Asian Development Bank
Senior Results Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Participants may be invited to ask questions in advance to inform the moderator’s approach. Interactive polling may also be used to enable audience participation.