Insight events

This event series is part of CDC’s Insight programme, which aims to share practical lessons on private sector investment and development, based on experiences, knowledge and research.

Upcoming events

Advancing private and public sector collaboration to tackle the world’s biggest challenges
With Michael Anderson CB, Chief Executive Officer, MedAccess and Maina Sahi
Date: Wednesday 28 October
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 GMT

About the event

As the decade’s progress towards reducing global inequality stalls, how can the public and private sectors better collaborate to support developing economies through the COVID crisis and tackle the world’s biggest challenges?

Join us in conversation with Michael Anderson CB, CEO of MedAccess, a social finance company owned by CDC, working to increase access to vital healthcare products in underserved markets.

  • Chair: Liz LloydChief Impact Officer, CDC Group
  • Panellist: Maina Sahi, Director and Sector Strategist – Health and Education, CDC Group
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Previous events


Green Swans: A blueprint for a sustainable global economy

With John Elkington, Founder and Chief Pollinator, Volans

The ongoing COVID crisis has laid bare the weaknesses in our existing socio-economic structures. And with calls to tackle the climate emergency intensifying, the need for an alternative approach is clear. How do we move forward in a way which addresses these challenges and create a more balanced and sustainable global economy? John Elkington, the “godfather of sustainability”, may just have the answer.

In this event we explored John’s compelling thesis for systemic change, as outlined in his latest book Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism; and discussed the role of the private sector and its leaders in creating a new blueprint for the global economy.

The event was chaired by CDC’s CEO, Nick O’Donohoe, and Amal-Lee Amin, Climate Change Director at CDC, joined the discussion as a panelist.

Building the recovery: What is the role of impact investing?

With Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, The Global Impact Investing Network

Watch the recording here  

The discussion reflected on the growth of the impact investing market, which according to the GIIN’s 2020 survey is now worth an estimated $715 billion, and explored how it has reshaped the finance industry. In addition, the discussion looked at how has the pandemic has affected impact investing and the SDG agenda, and what role the sector will play in ensuring a balanced and sustainable recovery.

The event was chaired by CDC’s Head of External Affairs, Colin Buckley and Yasemin Lamy, Deputy CIO for Catalyst Strategies at CDC, joined the discussion as a panellist.