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Business Assembly

The Business Assembly will bring business leaders together to discuss how business can transform our cities in line with the SDGs.

Alice Charles

Moderator

date

Sunday, June 26, 2022

11:00-18:00

place
Roundtable Room 2
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French + ISL [Polish + English]

Summary

The Business Assembly will bring business leaders together to discuss how business can transform our cities in line with the SDGs. It will focus on key industry sectors, including mobility, technology, housing and finance, and will demonstrate how each sector can facilitate a more just, green and resilient urban future.

The Assembly will review the role of business in supporting the needs of refugees that have moved to cities, and the needs for recovery and reconstruction in destroyed areas. It aims to equip businesses with necessary frameworks to contribute to the quickest recovery of cities affected by conflict, including those in Ukraine, and to support refugee hosting communities in line with the principles of sustainable development.

Sub Title

Co-creating a Just, Green Resilient Urban Future

Guiding Questions for discussions

  • How has ESG transformed your business priorities?
  • How can your business sector make cities more just, green and resilient?
  • In terms of supporting cities recovering from war: How can your business respond to emergency needs of cities, and support sustainable recovery and reconstruction?
  • What are the main bottlenecks in channeling capital towards impact in this way in cities – including in emerging and developing economies?
  • What are three systemic solutions that can truly unlock this potential?

Concept Note

Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak

Secretary of State at the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy

Stephanie Holzwarth
Stephanie Holzwarth

UN-Habitat | Chief of Mobility Unit

André Yché
André Yché

CDC Habitat | President of the Board

Alice Gugelev

GDI US | Managing Director

GDI Africa | CEO

Jerzy Kwiecinski
Jerzy Kwiecinski

Pekao SA | Vice President

Andrzej Dopierała
Andrzej Dopierała

Asseco Poland | Vice President of the Management Board

Kamil Wyszkowski

UN Global Compact Network PolandRepresentative, Executive Director 

Preeti Sinha

Executive Secretary | UNCDF

Roland Schatz

Global Sustainability Index Institute Foundation (UNGSII) | Founder and CEO

James Donovan
James Donovan

Global CEO Alliance | Chairman

Edwin Mhede
Edwin Mhede

Dar Rapid Transit, CEO

Isabelle Putseys
Isabelle Putseys

Sweco Group | 

Jacek Sasin
Jacek Sasin

Ministry for State Assets | Deputy Prime Minister and Minister

Paweł Borys
Paweł Borys

Polish Development Fund | CEO

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego | Chairman of  the Supervisory Board

Marcin Krupa

City of Katowice | Mayor

Jacek Zbigniew Sutryk
Jacek Zbigniew Sutryk

City of Wrocław | President

Borys Filatov
Borys Filatov

City of Dnipro | Mayor

Filiep Decorte

UN-Habitat | Emergency Response Director

Nigel Fisher

UN-Habitat | Consultant

Maitreyi Das
Maitreyi Das

Practice Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice

Jacek Piechota
Jacek Piechota

Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce | President

Dariusz Kacprzyk

BNP Paribas Bank Poland | Head of Public Sector & Financial Institution

Katarzyna Zawodna Bijoch
Katarzyna Zawodna Bijoch

Skanska Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) President and Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Bienias
Daniel Bienias

CBRE Poland | Managing Director

CBRE Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) | Board Member

Ian Shapiro

REALL | CEO

Raphael Auerbach

Capcade | Chief Executive Officer

Vitaliy Kim

Mykolaiv Oblast | Governor

Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration | Head

Neil Khor

UN-Habitat | Office of Executive Director, Chief of Staff

Ihor Terekhov
Ihor Terekhov

Kharviv | Mayor

Jasmin Ademovic
Jasmin Ademovic

City Council of SarajevoChairman

Borys Filatov
Borys Filatov

City of Dnipro | Mayor

Olena Petranych
Olena Petranych

City of Truskawiec | Vice Mayor

Dorota Macieja
Dorota Macieja

PZU | Member of the Board

Mateusz Bonca 
Mateusz Bonca 

JLL | CEO

Jacek Kędzior 
Jacek Kędzior 

EY | Country Managing Partner and Regional Managing Partner

Dyfed Aubrey

UN-Habitat | Inter-Regional adviser

Cezariusz Lesisz
Cezariusz Lesisz

the Industrial Development Agency | President of Board

Przemek Gdański 
Przemek Gdański 

BNP Paribas | Chief Executive Officer and President of the Management Board

Eduard Shevchuk
Eduard Shevchuk

KievMiskBud

Magdalena Krakowiak 
Magdalena Krakowiak 

UN Global Compact Poland |  Programme Manager

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