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.
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.
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).
Blockchain has been one of the most talked-about innovations of the last decade. Big ambitions for this secure ledger technology are evolving into early roll-outs in financial services and beyond. Visionary financial inclusion organizations also have launched initiatives with blockchain. These include personal identity verification (eg, a globally portable, biometrics-based ID), property ownership demonstration (real estate, mortgages), ethical supply chain (demonstrating the source and journey of textiles, agricultural products, precious gems), loan tracking, and trans-national payments using crypto-currencies.
This panel presents speakers who are on the leading-edge of blockchain projects for financial inclusion goals. They will provide commentary on where the best application opportunities are, what challenges to adoption exist, and how organizations like yours should be considering a future involving blockchain.
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Impact Capital Forum invites those interested in social impact and finance to another of our popular professional networking events.
This event will differ from our previous networking get-togethers. We are inviting industry leaders across the impact investing, financial inclusion, and social enterprise sectors to facilitate group conversations on specific themes. Over the course of the evening, you will get a chance to rotate among tables to talk to these individuals and small groups of like-minded individuals. In addition, you can meet others looking to make an impact in this space over drinks and bar snacks.
This free networking event is a casual get together, featuring a cash bar from 5pm-8pm. It's at a French brasserie (cash bar), Papillon Bistro & Bar. While you're having fun, come meet our board and brainstorm ideas for organizing NYC events and informational programs in the impact sector.
We hope to see you on Monday July 22, 2019 for this event,
Impact Capital Forum
Papillon Bistro & Bar
Go to the Burgundy Room on the 2nd floor
NYC, NY 10022
(212) 754 -9006
Programs Coming Soon
These will be posted, with details, in the Next Events section above as dates are announced. Write firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to participate in organizing an event theme.
Applying Behavioral Economics to Financial Inclusion for Freedom of Choice
Leveraging Blockchain for International Payments and Identity/Asset Tracking
Gender Lens Investing II: Deeper Insights Leading to Action
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