On April 26-27, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the first-ever Global Impact Economy Forum at the Department of State and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC.

The Forum will bring together over 350 high-level investors, business executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics, and U.S. Government leaders from the White House, Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Building on the Secretary’s Economic Statecraft agenda that seeks to put economic and development issues at the center of U.S. foreign policy, the Forum will highlight how the U.S. Government can promote innovative business approaches and sustainable investments for U.S. businesses and investors abroad, mitigate the risks of doing business in emerging economies, and increase economic engagement overseas that improves the lives of those in developing nations while supporting the expansion of American business overseas.

The first day of the event will feature sessions on promoting sustainable development through innovative business strategies and high-impact investments, facilitating business opportunities for U.S. companies in emerging markets, and enabling clean energy investment and sustainable food value chains. The second day will feature sessions on creating public-private partnerships, identifying investment opportunities, and accessing finance to fund business innovations.

The first day will include events such as:

  • Opening session with remarks by Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston (10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) – Loy Henderson Auditorium
  • Keynote remarks by Secretary Clinton (10:30 a.m.) – Loy Henderson Auditorium
  • Keynote interview Virgin Group LTD Chairman Sir Richard Branson and The Economist New York Bureau Chief Matthew Bishop (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) – Loy Henderson Auditorium
  • Remarks by Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, U.S. Agency for International Development Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Maura O’Neill and Actor and Activist Maria Bello (5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) – Loy Henderson Auditorium.

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