China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Implications for Development Finance and Sustainable Investing

  • 03 Jun 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Santander Building, 45 E 53rd St, NYC


  • Council members should request the special no-cost registration code from their Council liaison.

Registration is closed

The rise of China and its outbound investment has had a profound impact on the world of development finance. For example, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), - an ambitious effort to improve regional cooperation and connectivity on a trans-continental scale - aims to strengthen infrastructure, trade, and investment links between China and some 65 other countries. These countries collectively account for over 30% of global GDP, 62% of population, and 75% of known energy reserves.

Join us for a discussion of its implications for the developing world and how other state and non-state actors are responding to its opportunities and challenges.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Joshua Eisenman.  Dr. Eisenman is senior fellow for China studies at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) in Washington, DC and assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs. His most recent book is China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World (Routledge, 2018).

Ralph Chow, Regional Director, Americas for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.

Therese Feng was most recently a Senior Vice President with global responsibility for country risk in Credit Risk Management at Jefferies, a $40+ billion financial service company.

Alex Hao, Partner at JuneHe, one of the largest and most recognized Chinese law firms. Alex has significant experience in corporate, M&A, finance and FDI matters involving China. He also advises US clients on complying with China’s rapidly developing laws in areas such as anti-bribery, anti-monopoly, labor and employment, and national security.  

Moderator:  Devin T. Stewart, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Carnegie Council is a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts, and decision makers, convening over 50 events per year. Through lectures, workshops, panel discussions, conferences, interviews, articles, and a wealth of free multimedia online resources, the Council has earned a reputation as an honest, objective voice for ethics in international affairs. 


Santander Building - 45 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022

The event is co-sponsored by Impact Capital Forum and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts and decision makers. There is no cost to attend for ICF members and Carnegie Council members (who should obtain their special registration code from their Council liaison).

Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

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