World Leaders Investment Summit

Investing in sustainable development
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
High-level event
Room number
Conference Hall, Level 2
21 April 2012
09:30 - 12:30 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

World Leaders Investment Summit will convene Heads of State and Government with CEOs of the world’s largest transnational corporations to discuss the role of sustainable investment in the new phase of globalization. State leaders will share their views on the main policy challenges facing policymakers in shaping global economic governance and its investment pillar, while the world’s leading CEOs will present corporate perspectives on changing business expectations in this regard. The Summit will provide participants with a rich, solutions-oriented discussion, drawing on the insight of the leaders present.

The discussion will be informed by an UNCTAD paper on “How Can Investment Foster Sustainable Development?” available here.

Questions to be addressed include

  • What are the opportunities and challenges emanating from the changing investment landscape?
  • What can be done to foster responsible and sustainable foreign investment?
  • How to promote investment for job creation and inclusive growth?

The session will be broadcast live by Al Jazeera and CNBC

Speakers

Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
President of the Union of the Comoros
President of Niger
President of the Republic of Tunisia
President of the Senate of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Former President of the Republic of Finland and Co-chair of the UN Secretary - General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability
Former President of the United States and Chairman of the William J. Clinton Foundation
Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc
Chairman, Nestlé S.A
Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce
Chairman and CEO, Total
President and CEO, Novozymes
President and CEO, Grupo Insud

Moderators

Al Jazeera English