The WFE participates in UNCTAD's 2018 World Investment Forum

Published by: The WFE Focus Team Oct 2018

The WFE took a very active role in the recent UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva, with WFE CEO Nandini Sukumar speaking at the event's Grand Opening, moderating the SSE Global Dialogue, and also a participant on the WFE/UNCTAD panel on sustainability, commodities and derivatives.

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development, devising strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics. The Forum was set up to fill the investment institutional gap in the international economic governance architecture, and since its inception it has served as the leading forum to leverage investment policy for sustainable development.

This year, organised under the overall theme Investing in Sustainable Development, the Forum addressed global challenges for international investment in the new era of globalisation and industrialisation. 

The WFE took part in three elements of the 2018 programme. Firstly, Nandini Sukumar, CEO, WFE spoke at event's the Grand Opening, sharing the stage with other guests including UNCTAD Secretary General, Mukhisa Kituyi; President of Switzerland, Alain Berset; and Sophia, Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced robot (pictured above).

Nandini moderated the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Global Dialogue, the largest global gathering of stock exchange leaders exclusively devoted to sustainable development. The session sought to strengthen consensus and action among capital market leaders on their contribution to sustainable development. She also took part in the WFE/UNCTAD panel on sustainability, commodities and derivatives. The panel brought together key players such as commodities exchanges, market intermediaries, commodity users, investors and market regulators to discuss sustainability in the context of commodities and commodity derivatives.