The FT/IFC Transformational Business Conference and Awards Dinner in London, originally scheduled for 16 June, has been postponed to 8 October 2020.
The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will once again gather senior investors, policy-makers, innovators, social entrepreneurs and other thought leaders for a major conference ahead of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards dinner in London.
This year marks 15 years of collaboration on the awards that have had a substantial impact on the way financial and non-financial organisations approach sustainable investment. The FT/IFC Transformational Business Conference will reflect this milestone and look ahead to the next decade with agenda-setting discussions on the future of capitalism, the evolution of development finance, the growth of impact investing, and the power of disruptive technology to achieve the SDGs at scale.
This year’s discussion will also consider the unprecedented social and economic challenges facing the developing world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic -- the ways in which entrepreneurs and investors are responding to this crisis and building resilience for the challenges still to come.
Chaired by senior FT journalists, this event will be a significant lead-in to the Transformational Business Awards dinner, which will honour those whose capital, technology and ideas are contributing to substantive progress in developing low-carbon urban infrastructure, delivering healthcare and education, assuring food and water security, boosting inclusion, and generally transforming the development landscape.