Simon Zadek

Can we afford sustainable development?

Millions of active citizens and the world leaders are discussing what should be the development priorities in the coming decades. A consensus emerges on the need to ensure greater environmental sustainability in development. It is not yet however clear how the world should achieve these goals and what should be the financing mechanisms. More often the questions are raised on to the role of traditional donors and the official development assistance in supporting development. What are the ways to finance sustainable development? Simon Zadek answered these and other questions in his Kapuscinski Development Lecture.

Wednesday 26.02.2014

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Simon is a Co-Director of the Inquiry into Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System launched by the United Nations Environment Programme in January 2014.  He is also a Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Senior Fellow at the Global Green Growth Institute and the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Academy of Business in Society. He is on the Advisory Board of Generation Investment Management, and was Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University, Senior Visiting Fellow at Harvard`s JK Kennedy School of Government and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School, and Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Africa.  Simon`s work is focused on the intersection of economic policy, business strategy and transformation, and sustainability outcomes, with a particular focus on finance.

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