CFOs to Join Global Leaders at UN Global Compact SDG Investment Forum 2022

UN Global Compact SDG Investment Forum to chart the future of corporate finance and investment as a catalyst for growth, value creation and social impact

UNITED NATIONS, New York, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHAT: United Nations Global Compact SDG Investment Forum 2022

WHEN: June 30, 2022

WHERE: Hybrid Summit in person in Paris and online (registration details below)

Salon Vendôme – Four Seasons Hotel, George V, Paris

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 June 2022 — Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of major European companies that make up the CFO Coalition for the SDGs will join UN Global Compact Under-Secretary-General and CEO Sanda Ojiambo and other UN, government and civil society leaders to share insights and provide recommendations to help unlock private capital and creating a market for traditional SDG investments.

The UN estimates that there is an annual funding gap of US$3-5 trillion to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With less than eight years to go, achieving the SDGs will require the sustained mobilization of large-scale public and private resources. As stewards of trillions of dollars in corporate investments, CFOs are uniquely positioned to reshape the future of corporate finance by aligning corporate investments with the SDGs and linking corporate finance relevant and credible SDG targets.

The conference will present a series of panel discussions and presentations investment professionals, governments and CFOs who will discuss SDG-aligned investments and SDG-related finance, the key role of CFOs in achieving a sustainable business transition, as well as the taxonomy of EU on sustainable business and its implications for the private sector .

Confirmed speakers include Alberto De Paoli, Chief Financial Officer, ENEL; Géraldine Picaud, Chief Financial Officer, Holcim; Jill Klindt, Chief Financial Officer, Workiva; Jürgen Esser, Chief Financial Officer, Danone; Maher Al-Haffar, Chief Financial Officer, Cemex; Maria Carrasco, Chief Financial Officer, FCC Construction; Karin Svensson, Senior Advisor, Sida Project Manager, Global Investors for Sustainable Development, and Development Finance and Institutional Strengthening Committee Coordinator, Sida; Lisa Remke, Deputy Coordinator, Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative; Mitch Reznick, Head of Sustainable Fixed Income, Federated Hermes; Rahul Ghosh, Managing Director of ESG Outreach and Research, Moody’s Investors Service; Susan Gray, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Innovation; Dena Assaf, United Nations Resident Coordinator, United Arab Emirates, S&P Global and Xavier Michon, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund

The event will be hosted by business journalist and former CNN anchor Maggie Lake.

Media Accreditation and Inquiries

For the full program and to register, go to:

www.ccocoalition.org

For media interviews, please contact:

Alex Gee

[email protected]

CONTACT: Dan Thomas United Nations Global Compact (212) 907-1301 [email protected]

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