World Leaders Investment Summit II

Investment policies and development strategies
Session Type
Room number
Assembly Hall
15 October 2014
10:00 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich

Heads of States deliberated with thought leaders and chief executives of global companies on optimal ways to channel diverse policy strands towards a common objective: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Elements for the debate

  • How can the linkages between industrial, investment and development strategies be optimally leveraged in pursuit of the SDGs?
  • How can public and private actors optimize synergies in pursuing SDG strategies?
  • What are the policy gaps and how can they be optimally addressed at the national, regional and global level?


Secretary-General of UNCTAD
President and CEO, United States Council for International Business, United States
President, Fondation, Genève
Chairman of China Minmetal Corporation
Speaker of the National Assembly, Lebanon
Speaker of the House of Representatives, New Zealand
Founding Chair, Big Society Capital, Chairman G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce
Group CEO, Japan Exchange Group
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Australia
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs,U.S. Department of State, United States of America


Journalist and Presenter, BBC World