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Tuesday, February 25 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind first. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has called for a decade of action to deliver the Global goals 2030 as next year marks the 10-year countdown to achieving this Global Goals. This year, BusinessDay is reinforcing the bridge between the private sector, DFI’s, government and business by featuring a myriad of speakers that represent the various stakeholders needed to successfully achieve the SDGs by the year 2030 through impact investments which are defined by " investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending on investors' strategic goals.  By some estimates, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will require mobilizing an additional $2.5 trillion per year from diverse sources, such as development aid, domestic budgets, and private investment. $ 34 billion of that funding will need to come from the private sector. With various important stakeholders present, this panel session moderated by Lehle Balde aims to discuss the question “How do we realistically fund SDGs in Nigeria?

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Lehlé Baldé

CEO, BusinessDay Media
Born in Canada to Senegalese parents, Ms Lehlé Baldé is a pan African strategy and communications professional and a passionate financial inclusion advocate. She has lived in over 11 countries: Canada, Madagascar, U.K, Kenya, Italy, Swaziland, Rwanda, Cameroun, Senegal, Mozambique... Read More →

Innocent Chukwuma

Regional Director West Africa, Ford Foundation

Maryam Uwais

Special Advisor to the president, on social investments

Olayinka David-West

Academic Director, Lagos Business School

Samuel Nwanze

Chief Investment Officer, Heirs Holdings

Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm WAT
FutureNow Stage