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 meet 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.


For questions or suggestions, please contact us at commdev@ifc.org.

This Year’s Speakers Include:

Graça Machel

Founder, Graça Machel Trust

Mark Cutifani

CEO, Anglo American

Augusto Soares dos Reis

Directeur Général, Nachtigal Hydro Power Company

Abdoulaye Magassouba

Minister of Mines & Geology, Republic of Guinea

Hema Vallabh

Co-Founder, WomEng & WomHub

Jane Nelson

Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Mamadou Goumble

VP, Africa, Wärtsilä

Sérgio Pimenta

Vice President, Middle East and Africa, IFC

Rajakumari Jandhyala

CEO, Yaatra Ventures

Romain Py

Head of Investments, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Mohamed Wann

Director, Carlyle Sub-Saharan African Fund

Sandy Stash

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

Maria Mähl

Head of Nordics, Arabesque Asset Management

Nora Bannerman

CEO, Sleek Garments Export Limited

Thiago Augusto Terada

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, AEGEA

Massaer Cisse

Managing Director, Lekela Power Senegal

Rob Hattingh

CEO, Sierra Rutile

Nabou Fall

CEO, Vizeo

Ivy Barley

Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder, Developers in Vogue

Oscar Diaz

Special Advisor on Mobility, Office of the Mayor of Bogota

Jacob Kwaku Gyan

CEO, Adroit 360

Highlights from previous Sustainability Exchanges:

Listen to StoryCorps interviews recorded during the 2018 Exchange:

Long Conversation with The Smithsonian: