18:30 – 21:00


8:00 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:30

SMART CITIES: Furthering Urban Sustainability and Inclusion
9:30 – 10:30
The concept of Smart City implies improved services, better information and more appropriate infrastructure for a more economically prosperous, inclusive, efficiently governed and sustainable urban life.

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It also implies a corporate vision of smartness, in the form of a corporate contribution to urban governance whereby corporations are able to leverage ICT and CSR, at all levels from R&D to production and marketing, for good. This session will explore corporate contributions in areas such as:
– Public/Private/Civil contributions to modern urban governance
– Role of ICT in fostering Smart Citizenry
– Mobile technology and applications for a more sustainable and inclusive urban life
– Corporate contribution to sustainable transportation and health services

FINTECH & BLOCKCHAIN FOR GOOD: Leveraging the Promise of Social Inclusion
10:30 – 12:00
With hundreds of millions people lacking access to basic financial services, Fintech’s growing importance is the promise of financial inclusion beyond financial returns.

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With hundreds of millions people lacking access to basic financial services, Fintech’s growing importance is the promise of financial inclusion beyond financial returns. Thanks to an unprecedented technology-based capacity for innovation, this disruptor of the financial services industry is also set to offer serious opportunities to boost sustainable development and maximize positive societal impact. This session is dedicated to the assessment of some of the most innovative Fintech solutions in the following areas (suggested topics):
– Banking services for all
– Lend-to-save models as a key to financial empowerment
– Blockchain and crypto currencies for good
– Opportunities for the traditional financial institutions

12:00 – 13:00

SDGs: A Framework for a Better Future
13:00 – 14:15
September 2015-September 2018: Three years on, with the SDG agenda occupying all stakeholders minds globally, it is time to assess the changes that it has induced and introduced in both the business and financial sectors.

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This session will focus on showcasing and assessing some of the most telling corporate business and financial practices that have had a decisive impact on furthering the sustainable development goals.
– Breaking the business-as-usual codes
– Assessing the results of SDG alignment on the production and marketing of goods for good
– Breaking the glass ceiling of opaque accountability
– Public/Private sector move toward legally binding frameworks

MEDTECH: Disruptive Health Innovations for Inclusive Care
14:15 – 15:15
Technology has allowed for better diagnoses for more personalized care via objective analysis of data, and better medical follow-up on patients via connected devices.

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The questions that this panel will examine relate to the ways the private and public sector may partner to implement MedTech policies that allow for a more inclusive medical and health care systems.
– Smartphones to control widespread epidemics and consequences of natural catastrophes
– Treating large numbers of patients at once in different locations
– Reducing the cost of social medical assistance for a better inclusion
– Breaking down the barriers of poverty and distance

15:15 – 15:30

IMPACT INVESTMENT: Merging Social Impact with Financial Returns for Good
15:30 – 16:30
The growing importance of Impact investment has allowed for the implementation of some of the most disruptive solutions to key challenges in such areas as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and affordable housing, healthcare, and education.

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In doing so, they have rehabilitated the notion of financial return by opening up prospects for a positive impact on society. This session will showcase examples in:
– Risk-adjusted impact investment
– Impact banking, venture capital and private equity
– Leveraging foundation investment and philanthropy
– Public/private sector partnerships for social change and financial viability

FUTURE ENERGY: Clean & Synchronized
16:30 – 17:45
As the transition towards the provision of cleaner energy is finally on the rails, the question of production standards and synchronized distribution arises.

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Beyond the production process – whether hydraulic, wind or solar -, as a new form of a traditional service, future energy is bound to affect every single aspect of everyday life, from production and marketing of sustainable goods, to energy user behavior. How will future economies and societies adapt to future energy – and are they set to do so -, is the theme that this session will explore.
– Adapting the economy to clean energy
– Clean energy user behavior as a form of smart citizenry
– A corporate look at clean energy
– The future of fossil fuel producers

17:45 – 18:00

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