Summit for a New Change Global Financing Pact

Cadwalader ESG partner Sukhvir Basran has been invited to speak at the ‘Summit for a New Change Global Financing Pact’ on Thursday 22 June at the Palais Brongniart, OECD and UNESCO in Paris.

The Summit will convene heads of state and government, representatives of financial institutions, and representatives of the private sector and civil society in Paris to lay the foundation for a new system that will meet our shared challenges: fighting inequality, climate change and protecting biodiversity.

Sukhvir has been invited to moderate two sessions led by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on ‘Towards a New Feminist Financial Architecture: Key Challenges, Opportunities and Tools’:

  • Panel 1: ‘Opportunities, Modalities and Leverage of International Gender Financing’ with Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency, Canada; Florence Raes, Deputy Regional Director West and Central Africa, UN Women; María Fernanda Valdés, Deputy Minister of Finance, Colombia; and Marie-Hélène Loison, Deputy Director General, Agence française de développement (AFD)
  • Panel 2: ‘Investments to Unleash Women’s Economic Power: Social Welfare and Digital Public Infrastructure’ with Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance for India; Nadia Calvino, Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Economy and Digital Affairs for Spain; Williametta P. Saydee-Tarr, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Liberia; and Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Towards a New Feminist Financial Architecture: Key Challenges, Opportunities and Tools 

Thursday, June 22 | Sukhvir BasranPartner, ESG Finance and Investment