Day 1: Saturday, March 26

All times in EDT

9:45 - 10:00

Welcome from Conference Co-Chairs

10:05 - 11:00

Panel Session I

Poverty Alleviation in Developing Markets

  • Adrian Merryman (Chief Development and Impact Investment Officer, VisionFund
  • Donella Rapier (President and CEO, BRAC USA)
  • Greg Munro (Director, Cities Alliance)
  • Saskia Bruysten ( Co-Founder and CEO, Yunus Social Business)
  • Moderator: Ying Yap (Harvard Business School)

Achieving Global Equity: How do we reduce the Global North/South divide with sustainable means of economic development

  • Ami Dalal (Global Lead – Upstream, Disruptive Technologies and Funds, IFC)
  • Grace Njunge (Global Chief of Staff, Dalberg Global Development Advisors)
  • Natasha Sunderji (Global Health Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships)
  • Moderator: Stephanie Joseph (Harvard Business School)

What Should the Role of the Private Sector Be?

  • Ezgi Barcenas (Chief Sustainability Officer, AB In-Bev)
  • Sir Ronald Cohen (Chairman, The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures)
  • Tariq Fancy (CEO, Rumie Initiative, ex-CIO BlackRock)
  • Moderator: Isabella Soehn (Harvard Kennedy School)

Workforce Development: How Do We Connect the World's Youth to Stable & Fulfilling Jobs?

  • Mariana Costa Checa (Co-founder and CEO, Laboratoria)
  • Mona Mourshed (Founding Global CEO,Generation)
  • Sharmi Surianarain (Chief Impact Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator)
  • Moderators: Ava Zhang (Harvard Business School) and Abby Yang (Harvard Kennedy School)

Extreme Wealth Inequality

  • Abby Maxman (CEO and President,Oxfam USA)
  • Ryan Alam (Senior Vice President of Impact Investing, Citi)
  • Yahya Alazrak (Executive Director, Resource Generation)
  • Moderator: Charlotte Potter (Harvard Business School)

11:15 - 12:00

Keynote Fireside

Climate Change & Sustainability

  • Makhtar Diop (Managing Director, International Finance Corporation)
  • Sean Kidney (CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative)
  • Moderator: Nishant Tiwary (Harvard Kennedy School)

12:05 - 1:00

Panel Session II

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch Break

2:05 - 3:00

Panel Session III

4:00 - 5:20

Case Workshop

5:30 - 5:45

Closing from Conference Co-Chairs

Day 2: Sunday, March 27

All times in EDT

8:30 - 8:40

Welcome from Conference Co-Chairs

8:40 - 9:30

Keynote Panel

  • Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, International Solar Alliance)
  • Ashvin Dayal (Head, Power & Climate, The Rockefeller Foundation) 
  • Kim Kolt (Founder, Bay Bridge Ventures & For Good Ventures)
  • Moderator: Nishant Tiwary (Harvard Kennedy School)

9:35 - 10:30

Panel Session IV

11:05 - 12:00

Panel Session V

14:30 - 15:45

Pitch Competition

15:45 - 16:00

Closing from Conference Co-Chairs

14:30 - 15:45

Pitch Competition

11:05 - 12:00

Panel Session V

9:35 - 10:30

Panel Session IV

8:40 - 9:30

Keynote Panel

  • Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, International Solar Alliance)
  • Ashvin Dayal (Head, Power & Climate, The Rockefeller Foundation) 
  • Kim Kolt (Founder, Bay Bridge Ventures & For Good Ventures)
  • Moderator: Nishant Tiwary (Harvard Kennedy School)

March 26-27, 2022

Harvard Business School &
Harvard Kennedy School