EarthX 2024
Congress of Conferences

EarthX hosted a Congress of Conferences of environmentalists, corporations, government agencies, policy-makers, and other stakeholders where Force for Good participated across the board, including the audience at large and wealthy individuals.

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The Doha Forum
Diplomacy, Dialogue and Diversity Building Shared Futures

“The world is grappling with unprecedented forces of fragmentation and great power competition, while emerging technology threatens to divide and polarize the global order. Pro-active engagement, systems-level thinking, and results focused dialogue are more important now than ever.

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Global Futures, UNGA Week,
Just Economies That Operate Within Planetary Boundaries, and its Funding Challenge

The panel focused on specific actions needed as a global society to achieve the goal of Just Economies That Operate Within Planetary Boundaries.

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Human Security for All, CTA-WAAS

Force for Good is a partner of the HS4A campaign. Our Chair is a director of the campaign. This discussion explores how to better understand the pivotal role technology plays in solving the world's biggest problems in support of the United Nations Human Security for All campaign.

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Peace, Human Security and Sustainability for People and the Planet | Conference of NGOs

Force for Good contributed to the Fourth Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations Global Thematic Webinar on Peace, Human Security, and Sustainability for People and the Planet on September 7, 2023

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Driving Mass Financial Inclusion, India’s Contribution to the World

India’s technology stack relating to mass financial inclusion has resulted in nearly half a billion people with bank accounts in India, supplying them also with payment systems access, debit cards, basic insurance, social security payments, and more. This initiative has the potential to make a global impact on mass financial inclusion as we had hoped for in our Force for Good work. We are pleased to announce an event hosted by Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India to the UN, in the UN ECOSOC Chamber, New York, on the 4th May, 10am ET, where this important initiative and its potential importance worldwide will be shared with the audience.

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SDG Investment Fair
Force for Good Contributing to Progress on the SDGs

The UN SDG Investment Fair promotes high impact sustainable development projects in emerging and frontier markets. It is a platform for connecting investors, private and public institutions, and representatives from UN agencies to facilitate dealmaking in investment projects that advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Force for Good is delighted to have Ketan Patel, Chair, participate in this event as a keynote speaker.

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CES, 'The Most Influential Tech Event in the World'

This year's, CES was themed Human Security for All (HS4A) in support of the HS4A campaign, an initiative of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science. Force for Good supported the initiative with the launch of its report on Technology as a Force for Good at CES, and led and participated in the 'Great Minds' series.

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State of SDG Finance and Investment 2022, SDG Investment Fair

The SDG Investment Fair is a global platform that connects stakeholders and brokers investment opportunities in emerging and frontier markets. It consists of matchmaking and investor exchanges, project pitches of bankable investment opportunities presented to global investors, and capacity building activities.
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Ketan Patel’s keynote address on State of SDG Finance and Investment 2022 and full proceedings of the event can be viewed here:

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COP27, Global Financial Solutions Summit, UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub, Egypt

As part of the Jeffrey Sachs led the panel to discuss the funding of the SDGs. Phoebe Koundouri moderated. Force for Good spoke of the conditions in the world leading to a financing challenge, the capital available, the need for systemic change and its six breakthrough initiatives. See

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Club de Madrid, Leading in a World of Converging Crises, Annual Policy Dialogue, World’s Largest Forum of Democratic Former Presidents and Prime Ministers

Club de Madrid is the world’s largest forum of democratic former presidents and prime ministers. Its policy dialogue has a cross-section of members and invitees to discuss the key policy issues of our times, bringing the rigour, real politik of having led nations, as well as ethical and moral perspectives to the exchange.

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Financing the joint implementation of the SDGs and the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is one of the world’s most advanced programmes in sustainability and is designed to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. A subset of the authors of the SDSN’s report to the EU discuss the substantial alignment of the European Green Deal with the SDGs, the challenges that need to be tackled and the huge financing needs. The session was chaired by lead author Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business and president-elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Members of the Force for Good team were co-authors and presented on the panel.

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SALT Conference, New York, 2022

Salt SALT is a global thought leadership and networking forum encompassing finance, technology and geopolitics. Salt hosted a panel to discuss capital as a force for good, comprising expert practitioners drawn from the UN, asset management and insurance. Panelists: Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief, UNCTAD New York; Marina Severinovsky, Head of Sustainability, North America, Schroders; and Raman Srivastava, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Investment Officer, Great West Lifeco. Hosted and moderated by Ketan Patel, Chair of Force for Good.

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SDSN Europe: 2nd European Green Deal Report by the Senior Working Group

“The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network has launched its second report of its Senior Working Group, focuses on how to finance the joint implementation of the SDGs and the European Green Deal. Force for Good is a member of the Senior Working Group and contributed to this report.”

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Earthx, Dallas, Texas

EarthX is an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide

Force for Good initiative was represented at the 2022 Conference and participated in multiple events with the aim of presenting the role of capital as a force for good towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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The CityUK International Conference 2022 Panel: Global Trade and Investment Megatrends

The CityUK’s 2022 International Conference focused on the UK’s role as an international financial centre and the opportunities and challenges to tackle if it is to retain its world-leading status. Force for Good participated in the event with Ketan Patel speaking on panel about global trade and investment megatrends

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2022 Doha Forum
Creating Sustainable Growth in the Gulf as the World Transitions to Net Zero

Doha Forum is one of the world’s pre-eminent platforms for geopolitical dialogue, bringing together leaders in policy to discuss critical challenges facing our world, and to build innovative and action-driven networks. Ketan J Patel, Chair, Force for Good, participated in the 2022 Forum, speaking on a panel about the energy transition and Gulf States’ efforts to increase productivity and sustainable growth for future generations.

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I love this Planet: The SDG Media Summit at COP26

The Force for Good leadership team launched the ‘I love this planet’ initiative at COP26 as part of the SDG Media Summit. See ‘I love this planet’ is a campaign designed to empower each of us as individuals, and as collective individuals forming groups, to do good with the aim of creating a movement for good. See COP26 was a watershed moment for agreements on deforestation, phasing out coal, commitments to NetZero, a methane emission pledge and a carbon market deal. It also left much unsolved. For a summary of the status see

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Capital As A Force For Good
7th World Investment Forum, Untied Nations Conference On Trade And Development

The Force for Good Initiative has hosted a series of high impact sessions at UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum in support of the UN Secretary General's strategy and roadmap for sustainable development to 2030, exploring the the challenges facing the world, the current efforts of finance industry leaders to address these, and the big ideas for the world to transition to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

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A New Capitalism from Japanese and Global Perspectives Webinar: Co-hosted by Force for Good and the Government of Japan.

Sustainability is a megatrend of our times which is set to split the world into countries, industries and companies that are aligned on the direction of change, rise to lead that change and those that do not adapt. This important session considers the profound nature of the change and the implications for leaders, drawing on latest engagements with successful institutions that are managing this transition.

Force for Good and the Government of Japan are co-hosting a webinar to explore these topics and Japan's critical role as a change agent in the shift to a more sustainable world.

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Leaders on Purpose, 2021 CEO Summit

The Fourth Annual Leaders on Purpose CEO Summit brings together the world’s top thought leaders, business visionaries, multilateral leaders, academics and CEOs, accelerating a new kind of leadership at the forefront of the new business logic, integrating purpose and profit. This year's Leaders on Purpose summit will focus on creating a shared vision as we look at building better for the future we all want.

Force for Good led the summit's Capital Markets & Sustainable Finance session, which focused on the global multi-stakeholder effort required to fund the world's urgent challenges, bringing together asset owners, financial services, technology, governments and multi-lateral institutions.

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Global Leadership for the 21st Century

GL-21, a joint project of United Nations Office in Geneva and the World Academy of Art & Science, is a transdisciplinary, multisectoral, multistakeholder initiative to address the leadership vacuum preventing effective progress on pressing global challenges, identifying catalytic strategies and initiatives that can be taken to accelerate global and national progress.

Force for Good participated in the event session “Leadership for financing implementation of the SDGs” leading a panel of experts from the private sector, multi-lateral development banks, academia and the United Nations.

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