Wall Street's Stake in the UN

The Role of the Private Sector in Financing Sustainable Development

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To launch the United Nation's Financing for Development Forum, please join us for an invitation-only dialogue among corporate, civil society, EU, and UN leaders on achieving global sustainable development.

The UN's Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals calls for countries to improve the planet and people's lives by achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Achieving these ambitious targets requires a enhanced global partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations system to mobilize all available resources.

Join us for a cross-sector dialogue exploring private and public sector strategies for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and for equitable progress for all.




  • Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Head of the EU Delegation to the UN


  • Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, European Commission
  • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

8:45 AM: PANEL: Mobilizing Private Sector Activities 

  • Filippo Bettini, Chief Sustainability & Risk Governance Officer, Pirelli Tires
  • Hervé P. Duteil, Managing Director and Regional Coordinator for Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Finance in the Americas, BNP PARIBAS
  • Philip De Leon, Director, Public Affairs & International Business Development, AGCO Corporation
  • Jacqueline Corbelli, Founder, Brightline
  • Brandee McHale, President, CITI Foundation, and Director of Corporate Citizenship, CITI
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University (moderator)

9:20 AM: PANEL: Mobilizing Private Sector Resources

  • Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations & Partnerships, World BankGroup
  • Carlota Cenalmor, Senior Institutional Adviser and Deputy Head of the US Representative Office, European Investment Bank
  • Georgia Levenson Keohane, Executive Director, Pershing Square Foundation
  • Adrienne Zitka, Senior Legal Counsel, DSM North America
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University (moderator)


This event is presented in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the UN and the European American Chamber of Commerce, in close consultation with the United Nations.