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Virtual Forum; Investing with Impact through Public Securities Markets to Finance the SDGs

Virtual Forum; Investing with Impact through Public Securities Markets to Finance the SDGs

Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 am to 6:30 am PT | 8:00 am to 9:30 am ET | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm SAST

Emerging market countries around the globe are facing the challenge of mobilizing unprecedented amounts of private capital to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—and a growing number of institutional investors are looking to invest to create a more sustainable future. How can public securities markets in emerging market countries help both achieve their goals and move impact financing beyond the private capital markets where it most exists today? What actions are needed by exchanges, investors, regulators, and others to help make that happen? The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange invite you to join a unique panel discussion to discuss these critical questions and more.

Opening Remarks

Leila Fourie
CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange


Alison Harwood
Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute



Evan Harvey
Head of Sustainability, Nasdaq

Shameela Soobramoney
Chief Sustainability Officer, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Quyen Tran
Director of Impact Investing, BlackRock

Rosl Veltmeijer-Smits
Portfolio Manager, Triodos Investment Management

Milken Institute Virtual Forums

In light of the global pandemic, the Milken Institute has expanded our convening ability to include a wide variety of virtual engagement opportunities. Our Virtual Forums gather our global community of thought leaders and issue-area experts to tackle a wide range of critical issues, many stemming from the impacts of COVID-19, such as vaccine development and distribution, loneliness and social isolation, remote learning, retirement security, and more. Each Virtual Forum is broadcast to a curated group of invited participants that are able to interact with the expert panel through moderated audience Q&A, while also being livestreamed to a global audience via the Milken Institute website and social media.