October 29th | Plenary, KAICC

Investing for impact: Can global CEOs find ways to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

​​​​​​​Why now? Bridging long-standing cultural divides, United Nations officials and global business leaders have found a common purpose in partnering on the SDGs. Yet, 10 percent of the world’s companies still capture 80 percent of its profits and achieving these goals will require investments of between $5-$7 trillion annually to 2030. Urgent questions? How can governments, markets, and communities ​develop new frameworks for more equitable growth? What partnerships are necessary to solve urgent environmental challenges? How are the SDGs changing business strategies and operations across industries? Key takeaways? What the most successful companies in the world are doing to advance human progress in accordance with global standards.

Moderator: Naser El Tibi, Al Arabiya News Channel

  • H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, CEO, DP World, UAE

  • Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman & CEO, SABIC, KSA

  • Tareq A. Al-Sadhan, CEO, Riyad Bank, KSA​

  • Yusuff Ali, Chairman & Managing Director, Lulu Group International, UAE

  • Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Moelis & Company, United States

  • Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, MasterCard Incorporated, United States

  • Frédéric Oudéa, CEO, Societe Generale, France