Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Senior FDI Strategy & Sustainability Advisor, Managing Director, Impact Zones
Advisory Board Member, FEMOZA
Partner, European Brand Institute
Lecturer Sustainability & Business Development, Nyenrode Business University
With a background in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and special economic zone (SEZ) advisory, Zoë Harries, offers combined FDI and sustainability advisory, supporting companies and special economic zones to develop commercial strategies and scale sustainable supply chains.
Impact Zones supports governments and special economic zones to enhance their location's competitiveness in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Zoë works with a global network of consultants. Zoë has shared her expertise in marketing, branding, business development, sustainability, trade and investment promotion and attraction during speaking engagements, lectures, training and workshops in collaboration with AIM, Nyenrode Business University, FEMOZA, WAIPA, AmCham Jordan, The World Bank, Regional Cooperation Council, USAID/DAI, AIM, World FZO, Impact Investment Summit Europe, Jordan Investment Commission, Kazakh Invest, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Parks Authority. Born in South Africa and based in Amsterdam, Zoë holds a BSc. in International Business Administration and Economics, Amsterdam University of Applied Studies. Zoë’s mission is to make a global social and environmental impact, raising promoting the SDGs. She provides corporate wellbeing workshops to inspire and motivate the business community to join her on this mission.
11:30 – 13:00
FDI Pillar Session 5 - Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Smart Sustainable Investments
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.
This session will discover the positive impacts of investment in SDG segments, the challenges faced in LDCs and the opportunities which exist.