Building Resilience in Times of Disruption: Promoting Long-Term Investments Through the DFI Model

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial importance of resilience across businesses, economies, and societies. In many ways, everything has changed, yet nothing has changed: the global development community continues to look for ways to deliver sustainable impact — at scale — in the communities they serve.
So what can our community learn from this massive disruption? And how can we use the lessons on resilience from this crisis to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals through sustainable job creation, economic stability and poverty alleviation?
On May 13, 2020, Devex and the CDC Group will convene an expert panel for an interactive, virtual event to explore how the DFI model can help support resilient economies and societies by investing long-term and flexible capital to support businesses through the crisis and beyond to recovery.
The experts will discuss how to best support industries and businesses impacted by the virus, and ideas for how to promote new investment in goods and services necessary to global health, safety, and essential services. They will look at how DFIs can partner with others to ensure that businesses access the capital they need to survive the period. In addition, they will dig deeper into how integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) practices, such as job protection, can play an important part of businesses’ ability to recover.
Join the online conversation using #ResilientEconomies and #DevexEVENT
Time: 9  a.m. ET | 2 p.m. BST | 3 p.m. CEST

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020