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Friday, April 15, 2016

Challenging Global Wealth Inequality

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Session Description

In both developed and developing countries, wealth distribution is increasingly distorted. A 2014 study of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries concluded that wealth inequality was at its highest level for the past half century. Speakers will explore the factors behind increasing disparities and the role social enterprises can play to achieve a more equitable future, while fundamentally shifting the global equity paradigm.


When | Where

10:00 - 11:15 Friday, April 15 SBS, Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Session leaders

  • Emily Kasriel Moderator
    Head of Editorial Partnerships + Special Projects, BBC World Service Group
    As Head of Editorial Partnerships & Special Projects at the BBC World Service Group, Emily has set up and directs a number of high impact projects. These include the BBC Komla Dumor Award for African Journalists, the Chevening Partnership bringing 12 high calibre global journalists to the BBC for 4 months funded by the UK foreign office, and pioneering the Solutions-Focused Journalism project across BBC News, kick-starting a culture change inside the organisation. This has been achieved via running a solutions-focused multiplatform season, SoICanBreathe -looking at ways to cut air pollution – engaging all BBC News key outlets, from the Six and Ten O Clock bulletins to all 29 World Service languages and English regions. She has also delivered workshops from Nairobi to Delhi to Birmingham, and written tool kits and blogs. Emily is now working on upcoming pan BBC News solutions-focused season, Crossing Divides. Emily previously served as an award-winning broadcaster and editor at the BBC. She founded and edited The Forum, the flagship weekly ideas discussion show, ran the World Service Arts and Religion departments, was a founding senior journalist for The World, and a produce and reporter for the African Service, in all reporting and producing for the BBC across five continents. Emily has also been a Visiting Fellow at Said Business School, and has been a Senior Advisor to the Skoll Foundation, creating partnerships to source more diverse Social Entrepreneur awardees. Emily has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, Telegraph, Economist and the Financial Times, and chairs panels and hosts key note interviews at global conferences and events including the Skoll World Forum, Global Impact Investment Conference in Amsterdam, Ashoka UK’s 10th birthday event and the Sankalp Forum in Mumbai. Emily is also a BBC Executive Coach, and on the board of The HH Wingate grant-giving Foundation.
  • Darren Walker Speaker
    President, Ford Foundation
    Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation, the nation’s second largest philanthropy, and for two decades has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. He led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and chairs the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. Prior to joining Ford, he was Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation where he managed the rebuild New Orleans initiative after Hurricane Katrina. In the 1990s, as COO of Harlem’s largest community development organization, the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Darren oversaw a comprehensive revitalization program of central Harlem, including over 1,000 new units of housing. He had a decade long career in international law and finance at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and UBS. He is a member of the Commission on the Future of Riker’s Island and serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet, the High Line, the Arcus Foundation and PepsiCo. Educated exclusively in public schools, Darren received the “Distinguished Alumnus Award,” the highest honor given by his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, TIME magazine named him to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of ten honorary degrees and university awards.
  • Ngaire Woods Speaker
    Dean, The Blavatnik School of Government
    Ngaire Woods is the founding and inaugural Dean of Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. She also founded, and co-directs with Professor Robert O. Keohane, Princeton University, the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme; previously she also founded and directed the Global Economic Governance Programme which was established in 2003 to conduct research into how global economic institutions could better meet the needs of people in developing countries. Ngaire Woods has a particular interest in the governance of global institutions aimed at promoting global economic prosperity, development and stability, and has addressed governments around the world on these issues. She is currently Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Global Governance and project leader of a report on leadership in international institutions. In 2012 she co-authored a study for the President of the African Development Bank of his clients’ views of the institutions. She is currently helping the African Development Bank strengthen its impact on gender equality, both within the Bank and across its programming.  Ngaire Woods has served as an Advisor to the IMF Board, to the UNDP’s Human Development Report, and to the Commonwealth Heads of Government. She also sits as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of ARUP, a global engineering and design company, and as a member of the Operating and Advisory Board of the Center for International Governance Innovation. Ngaire Woods has published widely, her publications include 'The Politics of Global Regulation' (with Walter Mattli); 'Networks of Influence', and 'The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank and their Borrowers'. She was educated at Auckland University (BA in economics, LLB Hons in law) before studying at Balliol College, Oxford (as a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar), completing an MPhil (with Distinction) and then DPhil (in 1992) in International Relations.
  • Yves Moury Speaker
    Founder, President and CEO, Fundacion Capital
    Yves Moury is the Founder, President & CEO of Fundación Capital, a global organization aiming at asset-building for the poor. He has been honored as a Schwab Foundation (the sister organization of the World Economic Forum) Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Awardee, in recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurial social activities that massively benefit vulnerable populations, worldwide. In 2017 he was also named an Ashoka Senior Fellow, and in 2014 received the Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, a global recognition for his work in education and economic opportunities. Fundación Capital is a pioneer in economic citizenship and inclusive finance, working to help the poor access formal finance and save; grow and invest their assets; insure their families; and chart a permanent path out of poverty. To achieve results at scale, the organization aligns advances in public policy, market mechanisms, digital technologies: it is poised to reach 25 mm families across 3 continents by 2020. Yves is also CEO of KGroup, a holding company hosting disruptive social enterprises. He is a Board Member of EdgeFinance, consultancy focusing on inclusive finance, and ResolutionK, operating arm offering Pay-for-Success services. Prior to that, he was Director of a regulated rural bank in Peru, serving low-income clients, and has been advisor to many development agencies, the UN, governments, private and public investors. He is an Economist & Management Engineer (Louvain School of Management), and has dedicated his career to poverty reduction. He is member of the Leadership Council / Microcredit Summit Campaign and on the Interim Executive Committee of the Partnership for Economic Inclusion, housed at the World Bank. Specialties: pro-poor advocacy; economic citizenship, microfinance; microinsurance; social protection, asset-building, ICT & market-led services to the poor; gender, youth, migrants-oriented strategies; social investment funds; SME development.
  • Nick Hanauer Speaker
    Founder, Civic Ventures, LLC
    Nick Hanauer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in the Northwest with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, retailing, e-commerce, digital media and advertising, software, aerospace, health care, and finance. Hanauer’s experience and perspective have produced an unusual record of serial successes. Hanauer has managed, founded or financed over 30 companies, creating aggregate market value of tens of billions of dollars. Some notable companies include and Aquantive Inc., (purchased by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion). In 2000, Hanauer co-founded the venture capital company Second Avenue Partners where he and his partners invested in companies such as Insitu (purchased by Boeing for $400 million), and Market Leader (purchased by Trulia in 2013 for $350 million). Hanauer is actively involved in a number of civic and philanthropic activities. In 2000, he co-founded the League of Education Voters (LEV); a non-partisan statewide political organization focused on promoting public education. He remains Co-President today. Additionally, Hanauer serves or has served a broad range of civic organizations including the boards of the Cascade Land Conservancy, The University of Washington Foundation, The Seattle Alliance for Education, and The MT Lemmon Science Center. He currently serves as a Director for The Democracy Alliance and as a board advisor to the policy journal DEMOCRACY. In 2007, Hanauer published the national bestseller in politics, The True Patriot, with co-author Eric Liu. In 2010 Liu and Hanauer published their second book, The Gardens of Democracy, also a national best-seller in politics. Following the success of his books, Hanauer founded Civic Ventures, LLC and has been a political advocate for social change ever since. Hanauer had a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle Washington and is married with two children.
  • Degan Ali Speaker
    Executive Director, African Development Solutions
    Degan is a highly experienced Executive Director who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment. She has strong professional qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 20 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, organizational development, program management, and business development strategies. The organization she leads is an African development and humanitarian organization that is changing the way people think about and deliver aid in Africa by empowering communities to be agents of change and using new and innovative aid delivery methods. Among other things, in 2003, Degan designed and oversaw the delivery of the first large-scale cash aid distribution program in Africa implemented by a NGO rather than a government agency. Under Degan’s leadership, Adeso has pioneered and championed market based and dignified solutions to aid - globally allowing cash transfers to become a standard type of aid response. Degan is a regular commentator on humanitarian action. She is not afraid to speak her mind when lives are at stake, speaking on a variety of issues such as food and nutrition security information, the Somalia Famine response, cash programming, and the importance of supporting private sector driven remittances. She has also been a Contributing Writer to articles for the Overseas Development Institute/Humanitarian Policy Group and the Global Food Security Journal