Wednesday 07 November 2018, 12:00 - 13:00

Financing the SDGs: Challenges and Opportunities

Live Issues Live Webinar

Achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals will be neither easy nor cheap. Estimates as to how much they might cost range between USD 1.5 and 10 trillion of additional investments per year until 2030. Amongst the challenges and opporunities that lie ahead in financing the SDGs, many questions remain unanswered:

  • Exactly how much will the SDGs ultimately cost?
  • What areas will take the lion’s share?
  • Through what means and mechanisms can funding for the SDGs be raised?
  • How and to what extent can the private sector play a role in this context?

Offering insights on these and related questions, Bertrand Gacon will be in conversation with Karen E. Wilson for our Live Issues Live Webinar. Join us online for the discussion.

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Nov 7, 2018 12:00 (UTC+1) with Zoom



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Bertrand Gacon, Head of Impact Office, Lombard Odier Investment Manager and Co-Director, Executive Programme in SDG Investing

Bertrand started his career in the Investment Banking arm of BNP Paribas in 1997 in Singapore, before joining the Wealth Management business line in Paris. In 2003, Bertrand moved to Geneva where he created the Responsible Investments offering of the French bank, designing innovative investment solutions for the bank’s clients. In 2011, Bertrand joined Lombard Odier, as Head of Responsible and Impact Investing, a capacity that led him to create different investment strategies with a specific focus on Development Finance and Green Bonds. Bertrand has received a master's degree in international finance from Skema Business School.

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Karen E. Wilson, Finance for Sustainable Development, DCD, OECD

Karen has been working at the OECD since 2009 where her work has focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and finance including angel investment, venture capital, impact investment as well as the role of private finance for sustainable development. She is also an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School at Oxford University and a Visiting Lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. In addition to other boards and advisory positions, she serves as a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and on the Harvard Business School Impact Investment Alumni Steering Committee.





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