World Leaders Investment Summit I

Investing in sustainable development: vision and roadmap
Session Type
Room number
Assembly Hall
14 October 2014
10:00 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich

The Summit convened Heads of State and Government and chief executives of global companies to discuss the role of investment in achieving sustainable development. State leaders shared their views on the main challenges policy makers face when channeling investment towards sustainable development, while the world’s leading business executives presented the corporate perspective on the role of the private sector in this endeavour. The Summit provided participants with a rich, solutions-oriented discussion, drawing on the insights of the leaders present.

Elements for the debate

  • What are the policy challenges, trade-offs and constraints for channeling private investment into the SDG sectors?
  • What are the factors that shape the role of the public and private sector in the pursuit of sustainable and inclusive growth?
  • What are the global policy imperatives in this context and how best can these be translated at the national and regional level?


Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Secretary-General, ICC
Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia
Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, United States of America
Chairman, McGraw Hill Financial
Group CEO, Aviva Group
HRH The Prince of Wales
Chairman, Nestlé S.A.


Journalist and Presenter, BBC World