Jan. 22

Networking Breakfast
7:00 – 7:45

7:45 – 8:00

Disruptive Technologies for a Smarter Future
08:00 – 08:45
As human activity, in all aspects and areas, is increasingly relying on technology, the call for a truly disruptive technology, one that bears the promise of inclusion and more conscious development, is growing stronger. It is asking for a coordinated use of our financial, social and scientific advances for a more respectful and discerning use of our natural environmental resources and for a better future for all.

The Future of Finance: an Accelerator of Inclusion ?
08:45 – 09:30
With the ever wide expansion of Fintech, Blockchain and related technologies, all the lights are green for an accelerated advent of a world of opportunities for all. Indeed, there are reasons to believe that the digital financial services which allow for speedier
transactions, increased accountability, and economic empowerment of women would accelerate the inclusion of the nearly 2 billion people who are presently left out of the formal cash-based financial system and would foster the first Sustainable Development Goal on the UN 2030 Agenda (No Poverty).

United Nations SDGs: Opening New Paths to Sustainability
09:30 – 10:15
Making economic growth rhyme with well-being for all, in a smarter and healthier environment: that is the purpose of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It is a road map that all stakeholders, from the public and private sectors, have adhered to and are resiliently implementing. In doing so, they are redesigning the development strategies of their products and services accordingly, hence backing and anticipating a global citizens’ aspiration for conscious capitalism, sustainability and a more inclusive world.

Women Empowerment: A New Hope for a Better World
10:15 – 10:55
Tangible progress in terms of gender equality and women empowerment has been made in several regions of the world where women are expected to play a key role in all economic, social and political areas. The trend is growing and is a true acknowledgment of the fact that sustainable development can only be achieved through a more gender-equitable distribution of resources and power. It also tells that strengthening women’s ability to take control over their own lives makes a better hope for a sustainable well-being for all.

10:55 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:20

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