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Unlocking Private Capital to Achieve Impact in Global Health

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The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) and the UBS Optimus Foundation invite you to join us Monday, June 17, from 10 am – 12 pm at UBS Offices in New York City for a conversation with key stakeholders on best practices in innovative financing for global health and development
When Jun 17, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Attendees Phyllis Costanza
Suprotik Basu
Paul Belknap
Amit Bouri
Jordan Kassalow
Tim Ring
Robert Schneider
Phyllis Costanza
Amy Lin
Omer Imtiazuddin
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The panel of experts will discuss the role of private capitaland impact investing in development, provide examples of how these approaches are being applied currently, as well as look to the future to see what new innovative financing approaches are being considered to achievedevelopment goals.

The event will highlight the recently launched CII report: Unleashing Private Capital for Global HealthInnovation: Innovator and Investor Support Opportunities. Reaching the health related SDGs will require greater financing, especially from the private capital front, and financing, not just for existing interventions, but also for continued innovation. The report seeks to understand both innovator challenges in successfully attracting private capital to scale their solutions and investor challenges to deploying more private capital in the global health sector.

Panel Discussion:

Phyllis Costanza, Chief Executive Officer, UBS Optimus Foundation (panel moderator)

Suprotik Basu, Partner and Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital

Paul Belknap, Chief Operating Officer, Villgro Kenya

Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer, Global Impact Investing Network

Jordan Kassalow, Founder, VisionSpring and EYElliance

Tim Ring, Co-founder and Co-chairman, TEAMFund

Robert Schneider, Senior Director of Strategy, Lemelson Foundation

Introductions and Welcome:

Phyllis Costanza, Chief Executive Officer, UBS Optimus Foundation (panel moderator)

Amy Lin, Acting Deputy Director, USAID's Center for Innovation and Impact (CII)


Omer Imtiazuddin, Senior Innovative Financing Advisor, USAID's CII

Check-in will begin at 10:00 a.m., and lunch will be available after the panel. Please note this event is in-person only, in New York City. If you have a ticket and are no longer able to join in-person, please cancel your ticket so someone on the waitlist may join. To learn more, visit  UBS and CII homepages, or follow us on Twitter @CIIimpact @UBSoptimus.

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