Description 

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.

Objectives

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.  

Target participants 

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.

Program

Speakers   

Naina Batra

Naina Batra 
CEO and Chair, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network  

Suzanne Gaboury

Suzanne Gaboury 
Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

Ramesh Subramaniam

Ramesh Subramaniam
Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department, ADB

Emily Woodland

Emily Woodland
Managing Director Co-Head, BlackRock Sustainable Investing Asia Pacific

Closing remarks

Ashok Lavasa

Ashok Lavasa
Vice President for Private Sector Operations and Public Private Partnerships, Asian Development Bank

Moderator

Smita Nakhooda

Smita Nakhooda 
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. 

Background material

Event Contact

  • Janica G. MANALAYSAY (Ms) Results Management Assistant, Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department Asian Development Bank E-mail contact form