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Putting equity back into our economy: making the green economy work for everyone

President Macky Sall, President of Senegal and Chair of the African Union
Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
Helen Clarkson, CEO, Climate Group
Ezgi Barcenas, Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer and Executive Vice President, L'Oréal
Angela Barranco, North America Executive Director, Cliamte Group

12:00 PM - 13:15 PM ET

New York City,
United States

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We need to put people at the heart of our climate transition. We need real, serious plans and action. Political policies must promote prosperity for all people. Business strategies must support all of society. The rewards of investing in people, equity and justice are clear.  

This session will focus on:  

  • How do we maximize the benefits of climate investments and ensure programs are designed to deliver funding and associated projects in an equitable way that advances racial, economic, and environmental justice? 

  • How do we prioritise projects that create well paying ‘climate jobs’, but also creating a ‘climate workforce’ for the wider clean economy? 

  • Justice, equity, and an inclusive economy won’t be delivered by one bill or by a few projects. It can’t just be the priority of one state? So, what needs to happen next? How do we continually invest and improve environmental and social justice in the climate movement? 

  • How can we scale and speed-up investments in clean infrastructure, resilient food systems and smart technologies in emerging markets? 

  • How can we rethink ‘finance’ to invest in a fairer, greener, cleaner global economy? 

  • How can political and business strategies shift from debate to delivery?  

This session is part of the Opening Ceremony for Climate Week NYC on September 19. Get more info on the other sessions of the day on the Opening Ceremony page, as well as the themes and events taking place as part of The Hub Live on September 20-21.

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