The BlueOrchard Impact Summit 2018, held in Pontresina, Switzerland, on October 3-4, 2018, was centred around the key topic “Closing the Gap”. The summit provided a diverse range of high calibre stakeholders with the opportunity to advance the discussion about how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The white paper synthesizes the experience, expertise, and contributions of the summit’s speakers and attendees and reflects on identified areas where all stakeholders can work together to contribute to closing the SDGs’ $2.5 trillion investment gap in developing countries. The white paper is aimed at all participants of the summit as well as everyone who is interested in closing the SDGs investment gap.
Guest contributions from Tadashi Maeda, Governor and Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (“Activating the Potential of Women in Emerging Markets”), Stephanie J. Miller, Director of Western Europe, IFC, World Bank Group (“Tackling Global Warming by Creating Markets for Climate Business”), Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director, R20 Regions of Climate Action (“Taking the Sub-national Level in Emerging Markets into Account”) and Marco Bizzozero, Head of Group Wealth Management, UniCredit (“How Wealth Management Can Help Mobilize Private Capital for Public Good”) complete the white papercon