Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Angela Homsi

Co-founder, Investor & Director
Angaza Capital / Ignite Power

Angela is the founding managing partner of Angaza Capital - a sustainable investment fund providing growth capital to tech-enabled businesses solving Africa’s biggest challenges. Angela also co-founded Ignite 5 years ago which grew to become a pan-Africa clean energy and agri-tech solutions company employing over 3000 people, working to lift millions of people out poverty through its core business. In addition, she is on the investment Committee of Microvest, which funds invested in over 200 companies in 60 countries, is on the leadership board of Seeds of Peace and was a founding board member of Harvard's Negotiation Strategies Institute supporting rising political leaders to be a driving force for a more sustainable and tolerant world. Previously she spent a decade as Director at Generation Investment Management, a 23 billion $ fund chaired by Al Gore, and as a Trader/investor at Goldman Sachs. Finally, she has also spent time supporting sustainable peace in the Middle-East and the rise of a more sustainable form of capitalism, working alongside Sir Ronald Cohen and many other pioneers in the field of social impact investing and better systems' design. Through all of her work, she focuses on the nexus of technology, better leadership and smarter capitalism which internalises global challenges effectively and fairly. She holds an M.Phil. in Mathematics and Finance from Dauphine University, a BA in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne, and is a Singularity University graduate – the technology university co-founded by Google-X. She speaks French, Spanish, Arabic and some Hebrew.


Sessions of the speaker

22-OCT-2020

22-OCT-2020

11:20 - 12:20

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are being formulated by the international community will have very significant implications for investment needs. The private sector investment in SDGs can help structure efforts to mobilise funds, to channel them to SDG sectors, and to maximise impacts and mitigate drawbacks. COVID-19 has shred further light on SDG investment and why it’s a critical goal for countries to achieve.

 

This session will cover:

·         The positive impacts of investment in SDG segments

·         The challenges faced in LDCs and the opportunities which exist

·         How to accelerate sustainable investment in a crisis environment?

·         What are Development Banks doing to facilitate sustainable investments?

Speakers:
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Simone Filippini
President
Leadership4SDGs Foundation
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Angela Homsi
Co-founder, Investor & Director
Angaza Capital / Ignite Power
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Mia Mikic
Director, Trade Investment and Innovation Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
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Martin Wermelinger, Ph.D.
Head of FDI Qualities
OECD Investment Division
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Habib Ansari
Head of Alternative Development Finance (ADF)
Islamic Development Bank
Session Chair:
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Zoë Harries
Managing Director
Impact Zones