Economics and the environment: the Bloomberg Forum

Published on Monday, 23 September 2019

Climatic and economic instability are two of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. The solution must come from a joint effort by governments and companies everywhere, with initiatives driven by economic development based on environmental awareness and sustainability.

These are the subjects to be discussed at the third Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which will be held on 25 September in New York. Important figures from the world of politics and business will be taking part, including former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, heads of state and government from India, New Zealand, Greece, Colombia and Costa Rica, CEOs of large American groups like Walt Disney Company, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, the CEO of Enel Francesco Starace and high-level representatives from Bank of America, Bank of England and Credit Suisse.

Starace will take part in the round table entitled “Investing in a Low-Carbon Future: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets.” He will be joined on stage by Samir Assaf, CEO of Global Banking and Markets – HSBC, Andreas Utermann, CEO of Allianz Global Investors, and Shemara Wikramanayake, CEO of the Macquarie Group. The discussion will be chaired by an illustrious guest, Christine Lagarde, former head of the IMF and now appointed as president of the European Central Bank.

Our Group will also be present as founding partner of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), launched by Michael R. Bloomberg, inspired by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to encourage private sector investment in response to climate change. Enel is joined in the initiative by Allianz Global Investors, AXA, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and Macquarie.

By bringing together high-profile leaders from different sectors and different cultural and geographical backgrounds, the New York event will enable participants to share positive experiences of sustainable development, discuss how to recreate them and hear innovative proposals for shaping an economic system that can improve the quality of life for everyone.

You can follow the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which will be streamed live here.