Launch: Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum

The Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of a new Speakers Series entitled the Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum. The date of the first call is Thursday, June 4 at 11am EDT / 5pm CET. The speaker will be Schwan Badirou-Gafari, Secretary-General of the Paris Club, moderated by Fergus McCormick.

The Forum aims to engage officials from international financial institutions and emerging market governments, independent policy experts and institutional investors to discuss the G20 debt service suspension initiative and other aspects of the debt crisis in emerging markets. We intend to explore topics such as: the strengths and weaknesses of the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative; how to address investors’ interest in reaching a sustainable economic outcome to the crisis; and how international financial institutions, governments and investors can collaborate to find a systemic solution to crisis conditions.

Emerging markets finance professionals who would like to join the call may register in advance here. Please note that we will screen attendees for appropriate professional affiliation.


Schwan Badirou-Gafari, Paris Club