2019 IFC Sustainability Exchange: Invest for Tomorrow

IFC’s flagship Sustainability Exchange is hitting the road again – join us in Dakar June 18-19 to explore how to drive innovation through inclusion. The Exchange convenes game changers in infrastructure, natural resources, science, and the arts to challenge assumptions and build a pipeline of sustainable investments across Africa and the globe.

Come to the Exchange to:

  • Engage with business and thought leaders on the future of energy, mining, water, and transportation with an emphasis on cities;
  • Explore new partnerships among government, civil society, and investment leaders around emerging market trends;
  • Discover tech-driven shifts and hacks from innovators, young leaders, and community advocates;
  • Prepare blueprints for how your organization will transform business as usual to be competitive and collaborative;
  • Savor the Senegalese “Teranga” (hospitality) including music, cuisine, and creative design alongside entrepreneurism, religious tolerance, and stable governance.


If you are interested in receiving an invite to the Exchange, or for questions or suggestions, please contact us at commdev@ifc.org.

Conference annuelle de IFC sur le developpement durable : « Investir pour Demain »

La Conférence annuelle de la Société Financière Internationale (SFI) sur le développement durable se déplace encore une fois sur le terrain. Rejoignez-nous à Dakar, Sénégal, du 18 au 19 juin pour réfléchir sur les meilleures voies et moyens de stimuler l’innovation avec une implication de toutes les couches socio-professionnelles.

La Conference réunit les acteurs à la pointe des changements profonds dans les domaines des infrastructures et des ressources naturelles, de la science et de l’art, pour remettre en cause les idées reçues dans le but de développer des projets d’investissement durables en Afrique et ailleurs dans le monde.

Vous êtes invités à participer à la Conference pour :

  • Interagir avec les gérants d’entreprises et les leaders d’opinion sur l’avenir de l’énergie, les mines, le transport à travers le prisme des villes et centres urbains;
  • Explorer de nouveaux partenariats entre le gouvernement, la société civile, et les investisseurs sur les perspectives d’avenir;
  • Découvrir les changements technologiques et les idées originales proposés par les innovateurs les jeunes leaders et ceux qui défendent les causes des communautés;
  • Préparer une feuille de route sur les transformations indispensables pour votre entreprise en vue d’une meilleure collaboration avec d’autres acteurs tout en demeurant compétitif.
  • Savourer la Téranga (hospitalité) Sénégalaise, y compris la musique, la cuisine, et la créativité artistique tout comme l’entreprenariat, la tolérance religieuse et la stabilité des institutions sociales, politiques et administratives.

Pour toute information complémentaire y compris pour recevoir une invitation à prendre part à cette conférence, ou toute autre question ou suggestion, prière s’adresser à : commdev@ifc.org

This Year’s Speakers Include:

Graça Machel

Founder, Graça Machel Trust

J Paul Rollinson

President & Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation

Augusto Soares dos Reis

Directeur Général, Nachtigal Hydro Power Company

Mark Cutifani

CEO, Anglo American

H. E. Lise Filiatrault

Ambassador of Canada to Senegal

Selestino Babungi

Managing Director, Umeme Limited

Susan Shannon

VP, Government Relations, Policy & International Organisations, Shell

Dr. Morie Komba Manyeh

Minister of Mines & Mineral Resources, Republic of Sierra Leone

Carlo Ratti

Director, MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati

Dhyana Quintanar Solare

Mobility & Urban Innovation Lead, WSP

Mosidi Modise

Analyst at Allan Gray, WEF Global Shaper, Project Lead for Africa, Shaping the Future of Work

Walid Madwar

VP Business Development, Metito Utilities

Beate Kampmann

QHSSE Coordinator, ib vogt GmbH

Abdoulaye Magassouba

Minister of Mines & Geology, Republic of Guinea

Rajakumari Jandhyala

CEO, Yaatra Ventures

Sérgio Pimenta

VP, Middle East and Africa, IFC

Tochukwu Egesi

CEO, Innovation Corner

Teresa Vernaglia

CEO, BRK Ambiental

Jumoke Jagun-Dokunmu

Regional Director, Eastern Africa, IFC

James Magor

Manager, Responsible Investment, Actis

Aliou Maiga

Director, West & Central Africa, IFC

Richard Abel

Managing Director, UK Climate Investments (MIRA)

Carine Gracia

Manager des Relations Communautaires, Direction HSEC, CBG

Jim Keravala

CEO, OffWorld

Dolgion Aldar

Board Member (External Relations) & Consultant, Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM)

Henry Hall

Associate Director, Critical Resource

Linda Munyengeterwa

Regional Industry Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Middle East & Africa, IFC

Gary White

CEO & Co-founder, Water.org

Morgan Landy

Senior Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, IFC

Hema Vallabh

Co-Founder, WomEng & WomHub

Mamadou Goumble

VP Africa, Energy Business, Wärtsilä

Hossam Allam

CEO, Hassan Allam Asset & Property Services

Jane Nelson

Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Thierno Birahim AW, PhD

Managing Director, Dakar Urban Transport Council (CETUD)

Juan Pablo Marín Díaz

Data Scientist & Founder, Datasketch

Soraya Hassan

Business Development Manager, Infinity Solar

Souleymane Traore

Managing Director, Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG)

Sandy Stash

Executive VP, Safety, Operations & Engineering & External Affairs, Tullow

Vish Iyer

Head of Sales, Hybrid & Energy Storage, Sterling and Wilson

Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti

Managing Partner, NoirBlanc Africa

Romain Py

Head of Investments, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Mohamed Wann

Director, Carlyle Sub-Saharan African Fund

Patricia Sennequier

Managing Partner, Beautiful Soul

Oscar Diaz

Special Advisor on Mobility, Office of the Mayor of Bogota

Ethel Cofie

CEO & Founder, EDEL Technology Consulting

Maria Mähl

Head of Nordics, Arabesque Asset Management

Ashwin Ravichandran

Director, Portfolio Support & Ghana, MEST

Dario Zegarra

Corporate Affairs VP, Antamina Mining Company

Nora Bannerman

CEO, Sleek Garments Export Limited

Oscar Andrés Méndez

Cofounder, Conceptos Plásticos

Paulo Castellari-Porchia


Massaer Cisse

Managing Director, Lekela Power Senegal

Gillian Davidson

Global Battery Alliance

Rob Hattingh

CEO, Sierra Rutile

Justin Arenstein

Executive Director, Code for Africa

Nabou Fall

CEO, Vizeo

Thiago Augusto Terada

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, AEGEA

Ivy Barley

Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder, Developers in Vogue

Howard Mann

Senior International Law Advisor, IISD

Johnny Miller

Founder, africanDRONE

Jacob Kwaku Gyan

CEO, Adroit 360

Namita Datta

Head & Coalition Manager, Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), World Bank

Saleem H. Ali

Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, University of Delaware

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Highlights from previous Sustainability Exchanges:

Listen to StoryCorps interviews recorded during the 2018 Exchange:

Long Conversation with The Smithsonian: