2018 IFC Sustainability Exchange: Building Resilience, Sparking Creativity

IFC’s annual Sustainability Exchange addresses economic, environmental and social challenges and opportunities related to private sector development in emerging markets. Our team hand-picks over 300 executives and practitioners from leading companies, civil society organizations, governments, international development agencies and academic institutions to generate frank dialogue on issues related to the infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

This year’s Sustainability Exchange highlighted the importance of resilience and creativity in an ever-changing development landscape. Speakers discussed creative approaches to leadership and collaboration in pursuit of business, community and environmental goals.

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Review a recording of the livestreamed Long Conversation with The Smithsonian:

Review Facebook Live Interviews:

Tony Seba on the future economy

Naadiya Moosajee on women and innovation

Krish Kumar and Oscar Diaz on enduring solutions for cities

This Year’s Speakers Include:

Abdoulaye Magassouba
Minister of Mines & Geology


Inderpreet Wadhwa
Founder & CEO

Azure Power

Simone Neven
Group Executive, Corporate Relations

Rio Tinto

Tony Seba
Cofounder RethinkX, Author and Educator

Ayesha Aziz Khan
Managing Director & CEO

Summit Power

Paulo Castellari-Porchia


Ana Paula Pessoa
Partner & Chair

Kunumi Artificial Intelligence

Oscar Diaz
Special Advisor on Mobility

Office of the Mayor of Bogota

Jose Koechlin
Founder & CEO


Wang Shaofeng
Executive VP & Chairman of the Board

China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Limited

Nora Bannerman

Sleek Garments Export Limited

Liz Yee

City Solutions, 100 Resilient Cities

Sokwoo Rhee
Assoc. Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation, National Institute of Standards & Technology

U.S. Department of Commerce

Noleen Dube
General Manager: Sustainable Communities & Relations

Acacia Mining

Eric Peiffer
CEO & Managing Director


Sanjiv Malhotra

Energy Investor Center, Office of Technology Transitions,  U.S. Department of Energy

Nick Martin
Founder & CEO


Michael Ungar
Canada Research Chair in Child, Family & Community Resilience

Dalhousie University

Colin Joudrie
VP Business Development

Teck Resources Limited

VIDEO: Review the 2017 IFC Sustainability Exchange in Cartagena, Colombia

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Washington DC, 20433

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