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Financial Times, IFC to Focus on Private Equity, Innovation at Sustainable Finance Conference

Washington, D.C., June 11, 2012 —IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, invites the media to attend the 2012 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Conference and Awards Dinner  in London. The panels for the year’s conference, entitled “Speaking Truth to Power,” will focus on private equity and responsible investment, harnessing innovation in sustainable finance, and the role of women entrepreneurs in boosting economic growth. Baroness Susan Greenfield is the keynote speaker at the dinner.
Date:           Thursday, June 14        Conference:                9:00 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. (London time)
Awards Dinner :        7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  
Venue:   Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ
Confirmed speakers include:
·        Rachel Kyte, Vice President, World Bank
·        Rashad Kaldany, Vice President, IFC
·        Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President, IFC
·        James Cameron, Chairman, Climate Change Capital
·        Daniel Green, Investment Director, Greenpark Capital
·        Dominic Scriven, CEO, Dragon Capital
·        Sir Ronal Cohen, Chairman, Big Society Capital
·        Abyd Karmali, Global Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
·        Stephen O’Brien, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State Department for International Development, U.K. government
·        Sara Akbar, CEO, Kuwait Energy Company
·        Larke Riemer, Director, Women’s Markets, Westpac
·        Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Pharmacology, Oxford University
To RSVP or set up media interviews, please contact:
Julie Ziegler
Phone: (202) 473-0128
About IFC
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets. In fiscal 2011, amid economic uncertainty across the globe, we helped our clients create jobs, strengthen environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities—all while driving our investments to an all-time high of nearly $19 billion. For more information, visit .
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