Global Conference 2017
Start-up Nations: Creating Laboratories for Developing Economies
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 / 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Emerging and frontier markets have eclipsed the advanced economies in GDP share and growth, just as the New World surpassed the Old at the end of the 19th century. This structural shift will generate opportunities to accelerate financial inclusion and boost aggregate demand in developing nations by creating a low-carbon, resource-efficient model of growth. This panel will report results from the California-Israel Global Innovation Project and recent applications in Africa, China and India to show how:
- New technologies can enable nations to meet sustainable development and climate goals while maintaining food and energy supplies, clean water and good health.
- Blended financial products can serve the shared interests of the advanced and developing world to meet the retirement security goals of the advanced economies.
Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute
CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector, Citi Israel
Chairman, Blum Capital; Founder, Blum Centers for Developing Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Director General, Prime Minister's Office, Israel
Director, Angaza-Africa Impact Innovation Fund
Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture