70

SPEAKERS

6000

PARTICIPANTS

20

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

250

ISLANDS

Island Finance Forum 2021

About The Event

The Island Finance Forum brought together senior financiers, development partners and regulators to share and exchange expertise on sustainable and inclusive financial structures in island communities. The Forum highlighted the unique financial challenges faced by global island communities and the solutions for sustainable economic recovery and inclusive growth in a post-pandemic world.

This was a global virtual event which included a variety of interactive sessions, including networking opportunities where attendees could meet and exchange ideas face to face or in small groups.

The Island Finance Forum:

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Bridged the gap between sustainable development practitioners and financial stakeholders.

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Helped island stakeholders access expert knowledge and financial opportunities available to them.

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Showcased the economic opportunities available from investing in the sustainability sector on islands – particularly impact investing and ESG.

Island Finance Forum 2021

Session Recordings

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Island Finance Forum 2021

Key Topics

The Island Finance Forum will address the following topics:

Impact Investing & ESG

Climate Change, The Blue Economy & Natural Capital

Insurance & Risk Management

Economic Growth in a Post-Pandemic World

Financing the Green Energy Transition & Low-Carbon Infrastructure

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Access to Finance & Debt Restructuring

Fintech for Financial Inclusion

Island Finance Forum 2021

Meet our Speakers

Hon. Frank Bainimarama

Prime Minister of Fiji

Frank Bainimarama has been the Fijian Prime Minister since 2007. Under his leadership, Fiji has undergone a broad program of social, economic, electoral and constitutional reforms, leading up to the establishment of Fiji’s first genuine parliamentary democracy of equal votes of equal value in 2014.

The Prime Minister is one of the leading global voices calling on the international community to commit to more ambitious targets to curb the carbon emissions that are warming our planet. Joining his fellow leaders from the Pacific, he is committed to drawing global attention to the impact climate change is having on vulnerable communities, including Pacific Islanders and the residents of other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and low-lying areas of the world.

Hon. Frank Bainimarama

Prime Minister of Fiji

Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

During the past eleven years, Browne served as s a senior bank manager with the Swiss American Banking Group managing in excess of $400 million in assets, as Minister of Planning and Trade and Member of Parliament. He is presently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a company involved in construction and land development. Mr. Browne also served as director of several companies including LIAT (1974) Ltd (Aviation), Antigua Pier Group Ltd. Infrastructural Development) and Community Motors Ltd.

Mr. Browne’s motto is “to serve and empower,” a creed by which he lives. This can be seen in his contributions to the empowerment of the people of Point & Villa. He believes in empowerment and is passionately oppose to poverty. MP Browne frequently refers to poverty as the greatest scourge on the planet. Among his achievements at the constituency level are: An EC$30 million Fishery Development Centre, The establishment of a sporting, entertainment and leisure facility at Dredge Bay, An Information Communication Technology Centre in the Point, a Library, Computer Centre at the Villa Primary School and an affordable housing project at Dredge Bay. His achievements during a time of fiscal crisis are remarkable, were as a result of his resolve to succeed and his commitment to serve.

Led by Browne, the ABLP was returned to office in the 12 June 2014 general election after 10 years in opposition, winning 14 out of 17 seats. Browne was sworn in as Prime Minister on 13 June 2014.

Browne successfully led the ABLP to a second consecutive election victory on 21 March 2018. He was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term on 22 March 2018.

Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Hon. Bob Loughman Weibur

Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu

A member of the Vanua'aku Pati, he was first elected to Parliament as MP for Tanna in the general election on 6 July 2004. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. In March 2013, following a change in government, new Prime Minister Moana Carcasses appointed him Minister for Education.Like other members of the Vanua'aku Pati, he crossed the floor on 15 May 2014 to help bring down the Carcasses government. New Prime Minister Joe Natuman maintained Loughman at his post as Minister for Education. He lost office on 11 June 2015 when the Natuman government was ousted in a motion of no confidence.
Since 2018 he is the leader of the Vanua'aku Pati.
Since 20 April 2020, Loughman has been in office as Prime Minister of Vanuatu.
Hon. Bob Loughman Weibur

Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu

Hon. Curtis Dickinson

Minister of Finance, Government of Bermuda

Mr. Curtis L. Dickinson was elected to the House of Assembly on June 7, 2018 to represent Constituency 25 – Warwick North East. He is currently employed as the Group Head of Private Banking at Butterfield Bank. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. He furthered his studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business where he received a Master of Business Administration degree. Prior to his return to Bermuda in 2006, Mr. Dickinson worked in the United States and the United Kingdom as an investment banker raising capital for companies in the media & telecommunications and consumer & retail industries with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation and Wells Fargo Securities. Mr. Dickinson currently serves as the chairman of the Bermuda Hospitals Board and is a trustee of the Montessori Education Trust. Previously he served as chairman of the Board of Education, deputy chairman of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and director of the Bermuda Land Development Company.
Hon. Curtis Dickinson

Minister of Finance, Government of Bermuda

Angella Rainford

CEO and Founder, Soleco Energy

Angella is the founder of Soleco and Rekamniar Frontier Ventures (“Rekamniar”). Rekamniar co-developed one of the largest solar plants in the Caribbean and the largest in Jamaica (51 MWp). Prior to this, Angella worked at Goldman Sachs in the Merchant Banking division (Principal Investment Area) in London and New York.

Prior to joining Goldman, she worked as part of the portfolio team at Sterling Stamos, a private investment management firm specialized in alternative and multi-asset investment solutions. She began her career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company in New York.

Angella has served as an advisor to Helios Investment Partners, a $3.0 billion private equity fund based in London focused on investments in Africa. She is also served on the Board of Directors for GK Capital Management, the financial advisory and investment arm of the GraceKennedy Group, and currently is a Director of PanJam Investment Limited, GK UK Foods, and JN Money Services, a subsidiary of the Jamaica National Building Society.

Angella holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. She also graduated with a BA (magna cum laude) in Government from Harvard College.

Angella has travelled to >70 countries and lived on 3 continents. She is a keen motorcyclist, classical pianist, and has her private pilot license. She has also climbed 3 of the 7 summits.

Angella Rainford

CEO and Founder, Soleco Energy

Hon. Rui Augusto Gomes

Minister of Finance, Government of Timor-Leste

H.E. Rui A.Gomes was recently appointed asthe Minister of Finance of the VIII Constitutional Government. Minister Gomes was also the Minister of Planning and Finance during the VII Constitutional Government. Prior to this, Minister Gomes was the ChiefofStaff andEconomic Advisor to the then President of Republic, who is the current PM of the VIII Government H.E. General Taur Matan Ruak. Minister Gomes was the Economic Advisor to the current President of Republic H.E. Dr. Francisco Guterres “Lu-Olo” from 2018-2020. Minister Gomes was the Economic Specialist at UNDP Resource Center based in Bangkok and Assistant Country Director ofUNDP Timor-Leste. Most recently, Minister Gomes was the President of the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP) Commission within the realm of Covid-19 pandemic upon nomination by H.E. Prime Minister and the ERP was approved by the Council of Ministers. Minister Gomes has over 25 years of experience in working and researching in the areas of economic development, poverty reduction and human development. Minister Gomes earned his PhD in Development Economics from the London South Bank University in London, England, UK.
Hon. Rui Augusto Gomes

Minister of Finance, Government of Timor-Leste

Sharmyn Powell

Chief Risk Officer, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

Ms Sharmyn Powell has been employed at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for the past 24 years and currently holds the position of Chief Risk Officer. She leads the Office of Corporate Strategy and Risk Management with responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Strategic Plan development and monitoring and Business Continuity Management. Prior to assuming this role, she served in various capacities at the Bank including, Deputy Director, Accounting Department, Director, Currency Management Department and Director, Support Services Management Department. She is the Chairperson of the Bank’s internal Fintech Working Group, which is leading the implementation of the pilot project for the issuance of a block-chain based digital version of the EC Currency.

Ms Powell is a Certified Accountant (ACCA), and also carries the designations of Chartered Director (C. Dir) and Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C).

Sharmyn Powell

Chief Risk Officer, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

Johannes Zutt

Director of the Strategy, Risk, Results and Learning Department at The World Bank

Johannes Zutt became the Director for Strategy, Results, and Risk in the World Bank’s Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) vice presidency in January 2019.

In this role, Zutt focuses on strengthening the results focus and managing the risks of World Bank operations as well as the overall staff learning program. He also plays a key role in various strategic engagements, including for IDA.

Before joining OPCS, Zutt served as the World Bank’s Country Director for Turkey. Previously, he held several other Country Director positions for: Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles and Somalia; and also for Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

In 2008, he served as the acting head of the Department of Integrity (INT), the anti-corruption unit of the World Bank Group, and prior to that, as the Adviser to one of the Bank’s two Managing Directors.

From 2000 to 2006, he worked as the Country Program Coordinator for Angola, China, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, and Zambia, as well as the team leader for numerous country strategies and projects.

A Dutch national, Zutt joined the World Bank in 1999. He has a J.D. from Harvard University and a D.Phil. (in philosophy) from the University of Oxford.

Johannes Zutt

Director of the Strategy, Risk, Results and Learning Department at The World Bank

Ambassador Solo Mara

Secretary General, Pacific Islands Development Forum

As the Secretary General, Ambassador Mara has overall responsibility for the management and administration of the Pacific Island Development Forum Secretariat to support members through regional leadership, genuine partnerships and innovative mechanisms, reporting to the Governing Council.
Ambassador Solo Mara

Secretary General, Pacific Islands Development Forum

Sandra Uwantege Hart

Blockchain Innovations & Cash Transfer Lead, Oxfam

Sandra is Rwandan-American and has 10+ of experience in natural disaster response and humanitarian work across the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, West Africa and Southeast Asia, including in microfinance, the UN and INGOs. She is currently the creator and lead of Oxfam’s award-winning UnBlocked Cash Project, the world’s first crypto-enabled digital cash assistance programme, involving and 19 organisations serving over 16,000 people across 3 countries. Sandra is also a panel expert for the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum and a Regional Ambassador to the Pacific for the Global Blockchain Business Council. She is also the co-founder of Emerging Impact, a blockchain for social impact advisory firm.
Sandra Uwantege Hart

Blockchain Innovations & Cash Transfer Lead, Oxfam

George Siosi Samuels

Managing Director, Faiā

George Siosi Samuels is the Managing Director of Faia, a consultancy for high-growth startups and communities. He helps entrepreneurs and professionals get back on path by building productive communities. Having been named one of Australia's Top Community Builders by Pause Fast, and featured by the likes of Adobe, Slack, and Foundr, he constantly looks for ways to build communities that last.
Thanks to his diverse career, unique upbringing, and Polynesian roots, George understands the concept of community as a part of his culture. With time, he extended his understanding into a strong concept-driven approach to community building for various startups including Draper Startup House (previously Tribe Theory Startup Hostels), co-working spaces such as Dimension⁵ and Hub Australia, and legal tech firms such as LawAdvisor.
With more than 7 years of experience across SEA and Australia as a community builder, George is a true expert at building communities for ventures and loves motivating people into action.
George Siosi Samuels

Managing Director, Faiā

Jackie Marati

Senior Vice President, Bank of Guam

Jacqueline (“Jackie”) A. Marati is the eldest of the eight children of former Speaker Joaquin C. Arriola and former Senator Elizabeth P. Arriola. She attended Cathedral Grade School and graduated salutatorian from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam in 1972. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Vassar College in 1976, where she was student government secretary from 1975-1976 and class president from 1977-1986.

Marati began her career at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City as a Credit Officer and Management Trainee. She moved to San Francisco and after four years became Vice President of the Retail Banking Group at Wells Fargo Bank. She then co-founded EM & T Corporation, a telecommunications and office systems company in which she was director of Administration and Finance, Operations and Sales.

Jackie Marati

Senior Vice President, Bank of Guam

Angelique Pouponneau

CEO, Seychelles Conservation & Climate Adaptation Trust

Angelique Pouponneau is CEO of Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust, barrister and attorney at law. She is a legal expert in climate change, oceans and global commons. She is a speaker on youth, Blue Economy, Islanders' rights in the face of rising sea levels, climate change, and legal barriers to gender equality.
Angelique Pouponneau

CEO, Seychelles Conservation & Climate Adaptation Trust

Adam Borison

Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates

Dr. Borison, Nathan Senior Vice President, is an internationally recognized consultant, academic, and entrepreneur. He has deep academic qualifications and professional experience in economics, engineering, and mathematics, and more than 30 years of experience applying advanced methods to planning and operations in power, fuels, and transport. He has broad experience across a wide range of geographies, technologies, and applications, with a particular focus on renewable generation and transportation electrification. In recent work, Dr. Borison supported independent wind/solar/battery development; analyzed renewable energy market entry strategies; evaluated EV incentive programs, designed custom transportation electrification rates, and developed country-level electric mobility strategies and roadmaps. His work is described further on Nathan’s transportation electrification webpage: https://www.nathaninc.com/transportation-electrification/
Adam Borison

Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates

Chantal Dagnaud

President, Institutions & Strategies SAS

Chantal Dagnaud is a lawyer in European public law and a consulting engineer in international affairs. She specializes in international project management, public-private co-financing, European grants, and lobbying.
Chantal Dagnaud

President, Institutions & Strategies SAS

Yabanex Batista

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

Yabanex Batista is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund where he oversees operations and development of new initiatives. With over 20 years of experience he has focused his career on international financing institutions and sustainable financing for conservation and development, government relations and policy, and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). He has extensive experience on environmental negotiations, establishment of conservation trust funds and other financial mechanisms, fundraising and resources mobilization, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa.

Prior to joining the CBF he worked for GITEC/GIZ (German Government Technical Cooperation Agency) in Mexico, The Nature Conservancy’s International Government Relations Department and Europe Office, the World Bank-GEF Unit, the United States Geological Survey, and IPAM (Amazon Environmental Research Institute) in Brazil. He holds an MA in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University.

Yabanex Batista

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

Island Finance Forum 2021

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors

Invest Barbados

GOLD SPONSOR

Invest Barbados (IB) is an economic development agency of the government of Barbados. IB is responsible for attracting, winning and sustaining international investment for Barbados. The corporation is also responsible for helping to develop and manage the Barbados international business brand.

NCB Capital Markets Ltd

GOLD SPONSOR

NCB Capital Markets Ltd. is the wealth and asset management arm of the National Commercial Bank offering investment options and advice for institutions and individuals. Previously Edward Gayle and Company Ltd, NCB Capital Markets Ltd. is one of the pioneers of the equity market in Jamaica, holding one of the first five seats on the Jamaican Stock Exchange. Started in 1968, by Edward Esau Gayle as an equity boutique to facilitate the development of a vibrant stock market in Jamaica, the company is the oldest operational brokerage house in the English Speaking Caribbean.
In 2002, Edward Gayle & Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of the NCB Group, and following a merger with NCB Investments Ltd., was later re-branded as NCB Capital Markets Limited in December 2003. NCB Capital Markets Ltd. is now one of the largest stock brokers in Jamaica consisting of 11 branches. The company has built on a legacy and is a full service wealth advisory and asset management firm. Clients can access offshore products and services through NCB (Cayman) Limited and our subsidiary NCB Capital Markets (Cayman) Limited. These products and services cover a range of equity, money market, global bonds and mutual fund products, as well as corporate finance and portfolio management services for individual and institutional investors.

Mana Pacific Inc.

SILVER SPONSOR

”Mana” throughout the Pacific is the “life force” within all living things and is grounded in the Hawaiian tradition of “Ahupua’a” or Collective and Equitable Prosperity.

We are a renewable energy project development Benefit Corporation focusing our ‘mana’ on delivering resilient and renewable energy projects that reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels and lessens the impact on the environment while improving the equitable access of sustainable, affordable energy.

We are different because of Our People and Our Approach.

We are addressing energy and resource scarcity and climate risk in the Pacific by employing transformational, disruptive, and regenerative business models and solutions to create opportunities for change at every segment of the economic spectrum.

By returning the Pacific Island Communities to their ancestral ways of living in a self-sustaining manner which operates in harmony with their environment, we can create jobs, reduce waste, spur economic growth, restore our cultural identity, and most importantly, Empower the Pacific!

Nathan Associates

SILVER SPONSOR

Nathan Associates delivers creative, viable, and defensible analytic and economic solutions for government and commercial clients around the world. Our multidisciplinary, high-performing teams use a proactive, structured approach to navigate complexity, mitigate risk, and optimize success on every engagement. For more than 70 years, clients have relied on Nathan to handle complex, high‐stakes assignments, and provide exceptional value.

Camco Clean Energy

SILVER SPONSOR

Camco Clean Energy is a fund manager specialising in climate and renewables. With 30 years’ experience in the sector, the Camco team provides practical financing solutions to lead the clean energy transition, pairing the conscience of a development bank with the agility of a small private company. Camco currently manages around $200m and is active in the development of financing facilities for island nations.

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

BRONZE SPONSOR

Established in 2012, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is the realization of a bold vision to create reliable, long-term funding for conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean region. The CBF and a group of National Conservation Trust Fund form the Caribbean Sustainable Finance Architecture, which, among other objectives, supports and incentivizes targeted Caribbean nations to meet the goals of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), national conservation priorities, and targets under other international and regional commitments.

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

BRONZE SPONSOR

Established in 2012, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is the realization of a bold vision to create reliable, long-term funding for conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean region. The CBF and a group of National Conservation Trust Fund form the Caribbean Sustainable Finance Architecture, which, among other objectives, supports and incentivizes targeted Caribbean nations to meet the goals of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), national conservation priorities, and targets under other international and regional commitments.

Strategic partners

Alliance of Small Island States

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization of 44 low-lying coastal and small island countries, including five observers. Established in 1990, the main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address climate change.

As a voice for the vulnerable, AOSIS' mandate is more than amplifying marginalised voices as it also advocates for these countries’ interests. In terms of size, AOSIS closely resembles the countries it represents on the global stage, but often punches far above its weight, negotiating historic global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, among other achievements.

To achieve its goals, AOSIS often draws on partnerships, including with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Commission, to bolster its capacity to effectively influence climate negotiations, some of the most complex and difficult in the world. AOSIS also makes vital contributions by helping its members to pool their resources and amplify their collective voice in climate talks. This goes beyond just speaking up to securing ambitious agreements with tangible benefits for vulnerable communities.

Race to Zero COP26

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 454 cities, 23 regions, 1,397 businesses, 74 of the biggest investors, and 569 universities. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Collectively these actors now cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.
Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz– Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera. The objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

Alliance of Small Island States

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization of 44 low-lying coastal and small island countries, including five observers. Established in 1990, the main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address climate change.

As a voice for the vulnerable, AOSIS' mandate is more than amplifying marginalised voices as it also advocates for these countries’ interests. In terms of size, AOSIS closely resembles the countries it represents on the global stage, but often punches far above its weight, negotiating historic global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, among other achievements.

To achieve its goals, AOSIS often draws on partnerships, including with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Commission, to bolster its capacity to effectively influence climate negotiations, some of the most complex and difficult in the world. AOSIS also makes vital contributions by helping its members to pool their resources and amplify their collective voice in climate talks. This goes beyond just speaking up to securing ambitious agreements with tangible benefits for vulnerable communities.

Race to Zero COP26

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 454 cities, 23 regions, 1,397 businesses, 74 of the biggest investors, and 569 universities. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Collectively these actors now cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.
Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz– Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera. The objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

Media Partners

IFC Media

MEDIA PARTNER

IFC Media is the leading publishing house for the global wealth management industry. Representing international finance centres across the globe while creating a comprehensive archive of commentary, analysis and technical articles. IFC Media publications include the flagship IFC Review annual, the annual IFC Economic Report and regional reviews such as the Caribbean Review.

Supplementing our hard copy publications is ifcreview.com, which houses the monthly IFC Review E-Journal and the IFC Review digital library and archive. Created as an online resource for wealth management professionals, ifcreview.com combines reference materials with highly technical articles and thought-provoking commentary from industry leading contributors. With continually updated coverage from over 30 international finance centres and daily news bulletins, ifcreview.com is a one-stop-shop for wealth management professionals right across the globe.

IFC Media delivers an integrated knowledge base for the world’s leading IFCs and their wealth management professionals.

Financial IT

MEDIA PARTNER

Established six years ago, Financial IT is the venue where the FinTech community makes itself heard. Innovation is the common feature of the companies that we work with. Some are FinTech disruptors, posing a direct challenge to established institutions. Others are technology companies, providing solutions that produce positive outcomes for the institutions and their clients. We provide a digital platform for multimedia and editorial content, rankings and overviews of major industry events.

Financial IT magazine is published four or six times a year in digital form. It is also available in print form at trade events through media partnerships. We believe that our competitive edge comes from our established relationships with financial IT companies and institutions, the breadth of the solutions described and the quality of content. Financial IT provides a detailed map of the ever-changing space where the broadly defined financial services sector meets the IT sector.

ImpactAlpha

MEDIA PARTNER

ImpactAlpha is a subscription-based, multi-channel digital media platform that is redefining business journalism around social and environmental value. Our audience and our beat are “Agents of Impact” working in impact investing, sustainable finance, ESG and entrepreneurship to accelerate a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Subscribe today at impactalpha.com

Fintech Finance

MEDIA PARTNER

At Fintech Finance, we aim to produce the slickest episodes, interviews and event coverage, looking at the complete range of topics within financial services, from branches to blockchain. We travel extensively across borders to find the most interesting and undiscovered features, be it in Manchester or Mongolia. All of our video coverage gets written up into our extensive magazine library that consists of “The Fintech Magazine,” “The Paytech Magazine,” and “The Insurtech Magazine.”
…basically, we travel around the world, chat to the best and brightest people in Fintech while making the most entertaining, exciting and insightful content in the industry!

Caribbean Blockchain Alliance

MEDIA PARTNER

The Caribbean Blockchain Alliance is an NGO dedicated to promoting the adoption of blockchain technology in the region.

The Fintech Times

MEDIA PARTNER

The Fintech Times is a bold new media company daring to ask the tough questions about the rise of Fintech. We report on the latest and brightest ideas from the Fintech ecosystem as an authoritative and trusted voice. We focus on high-quality content and distribute it to our network helping our partners to achieve their goals.
Fintech as a definition started trending in recent years as the future of financial services, and of money itself. For those already in the know, this is not news.
Fintech isn’t a business sector; it’s dozens of sectors. Everything from high street banks, investment companies, money transfer, FX, fintech is re-engineering these sectors into their next generation.
And there are new kinds of businesses emerging: crowdfunding, peer2peer platforms, crypto currencies, AI and robo-advice... sectors that are digitally native, they didn’t exist before the internet.
Fintech is about new companies, and new technologies for old companies. It’s about inventors and visionaries, and everyday people creating something new. It’s about your bank, your phone, and your job. And it’s about the future.
Future, before it happens.
For the latest complimentary digital issue of The Fintech Times, please go to: https://thefintechtimes.com/publication

Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

MEDIA PARTNER

Founded in 2007, Governance & Accountability Institute is a sustainability consulting firm
headquartered in New York City, advising corporate client in developing and executing winning
strategies to maximize ROI at every step of the sustainability journey.
G&A helps corporate and investment community clients recognize, understand and address
sustainability issues of concern to important stakeholders. G&A’s sustainability-focused services and
resources include: counseling & strategies for sustainability; sustainability reporting; materiality
assessments; stakeholder engagement; benchmarking; ESG investor data strategy; investor relations;
sustainability communications; training; third-party awards advice, recognition and index inclusions;
issues monitoring & customized research.

The Royal Gazette

MEDIA PARTNER

Founded in 1828, The Royal Gazette is Bermuda’s only daily newspaper, publishing every day except Sunday and public holidays. With daily print readership of more than 30,000 and more than 20,000 daily website users, The Royal Gazette has the deepest and broadest reach of any Bermuda news organisation.
The Royal Gazette also produces Navigate Bermuda, an e-newsletter which tells stories from across the broad tapestry of the island’s rich and varied business landscape, through relevant content that shows how the contrasts in markets are the islands strengths. Navigate Bermuda is a multiplatform commercial content engine across web, social, print and event marketing.

Global Ethical Finance Initiative

MEDIA PARTNER

The Global Ethical Finance Initiative is a non-profit based in Scotland with a global footprint. We are dedicated to enabling finance to deliver positive change and help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Through our www.pathtocop26.com campaign, we are committed to making finance work for COP26, and COP26 work for finance. As a Scottish-based organisation, we are particularly excited to welcome the world to Glasgow this year. Her Majesty’s Government, Scottish Government, the UN and Island Innovation are signatories alongside financial institutions such as Aberdeen Standard Investments, Baillie Gifford, Federated Hermes, ING, NatWest Group and Royal London. Our events have a reputation for driving action through frank, honest debate amongst a global coalition across financial services. Previous keynote addresses have included: Gordon Brown, Dame Susan Rice, Sir Roger Gifford, Achim Steiner, Archbishop Justin Welby and Nicola Sturgeon.

Responsible Investor

MEDIA PARTNER

Focusing on business-critical news and data, Responsible Investor is the leading dedicated news and events service covering responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors globally.
Our broad aim is to be the go-to media platform for this $68 trillion sector; leading strategic, sustainable change in financial markets through thought-leadership, proprietary journalism and community building.
If you want to experience the quality and breadth of Responsible Investor’s content before you commit to subscribing you can set up a 28-day free trial.

Shaper Impact Capital (SIC)

MEDIA PARTNER

Shaper Impact Capital (SIC) is a global community-led volunteer project founded by a team of experienced VCs who are also part of the Global Shaper Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, to create a young community of individuals around the world dedicated to having an impact. SIC is building the community infrastructure stack for impact startup resources - this means a global plug-and-play network for capital, marketing, and mentorship. We connect curated social impact startups and social enterprises that are looking to further their impact with impact investors, angels, and funds looking for impact-driven market-competitive financial return.

@SRIEvent

MEDIA PARTNER

Launched in March 2013, @SriEvent has been globally the first and is so far the sole Twitter handle exclusively devoted to telling the stories of events on sustainable finance. @SriEvent stands among the world’s top social media influencers on #sustainablefinance and more broadly sustainability issues, and partners with distinguished organizations/events in the sustainable finance field at international level.

@SriEvent specializes in creating, searching and aggregating, valorizing and promoting Twitter-based contents for events on sustainable finance. #SriAgenda, #Livetweeting, #TwitterChat, #TwitterInterview are the main services provided by @SriEvent in the framework of a modular and customizable offer.

In May 2019 @SriEvent launched its first local chapter @SriEvent_It focused on the Italian landscape. @SriEvent is also present on Linkedin (since 2020) and Instagram (since 2021).

@SriEvent is part of a network of Twitter handles launched by @andytuit, a story-tweeter, blogger, journalist, writer, adjunct professor on sustainable finance, member of Managers For Future Pioneer Team, with 20+ years of experience in the field.

Finding Startups

MEDIA PARTNER

Finding Startups is a network of entrepreneurs focusing on Emerging Market Startup Ecosystems, with a keen interest in finding Ecopreneurs with innovative sustainable solutions, addressing one or more of the UN SDGs.

World Ocean Council

MEDIA PARTNER

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is a global, cross-sectoral ocean industry leadership alliance committed to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, developed by and for the private sector, with a unique and multi-sectoral approach to address cross-cutting issues affecting ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship of the seas.
The WOC believes that responsible and coordinated Ocean Business Community efforts are essential to a healthy and productive global ocean and its sustainable use, development and stewardship by a responsible Ocean Business Community.
To this end, the WOC engages and brings together leaders from the various ocean industries, including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to collaborate on responsible use of the seas. We ensure that the Ocean Business Community’s role in ocean sustainable development is understood by all relevant stakeholders (decision makers, policy makers, intergovernmental bodies etc.).
The WOC is growing steadily, as an increasing number and range of ocean industry companies from around the world are distinguishing themselves as leaders in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” by joining the WOC. More broadly, the continually expanding global WOC network includes 35,000+ ocean industry and media stakeholders around the world.

Pacific Islands Energy Roundtable

The Pacific Islands Energy Roundtable invites key stakeholders from the 22 Pacific Island Nations to plan and execute a cohesive strategy to adopt resilient solutions for the Pacific.  This is an invitation only event available to individuals and organizations working on island resiliency initiatives in the Pacific.

The roundtable will centre on the participant’s creation of tangible and actionable solutions that address the Pacific’s resilience needs. There are 4 key topics that will be covered during the session:

  • Cost-Effective Standardized Renewable Energy Systems in the Pacific Islands
  • Regional Coordination
  • Access to capital
  • Geopolitics

This Roundtable is co-organised with Mana Pacific Inc.

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Financing a Blue-Green Recovery for the Caribbean

This invitation-only Roundtable brings together key stakeholders from across the region to workshop opportunities to develop a green recovery and ocean investment around the region. This event is open to Caribbean stakeholders working on sustainable development, blue economy and adjacent sectors.

The interactive session will bring together finance experts and policymakers aiming to create specific outputs and recommendations to financing a blue-green recovery across all countries and territories in the Caribbean.

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Virtual Island Summit 2021

6TH – 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2021

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Island Finance Forum 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the Island Finance Forum?

The forum is the first of its kind, and totally free! You can learn from world-leading experts from diverse backgrounds about the latest projects being deployed in island communities, with applications far beyond. Each session will be interactive with opportunities to ask questions and make connections. This year we are expanding to have even more features!

How do I participate?

All are welcome to participate in the summit – feel free to invite friends and colleagues. Participants can take part in every session, or simply choose the sessions most relevant to them and are all encouraged to join the social media conversation.

Will the forum be recorded?

The forum will be broadcast LIVE, taking place over multiple days in various timezones. Ideally, we want guests to join live as there will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with fellow attendees. However, all sessions will be recorded and made available online a few weeks after the forum.

Can I speak or recommend a topic?

We are continually adding more speakers and sessions! If you would like to nominate a speaker click here.

Can I sponsor the event?

We have limited opportunities for sponsors of specific sessions or the event as a whole. If you are interested in sponsoring the event please get in touch.

Can we organize a local streaming?

We are exploring opportunities to screen parts of the summits on islands around the world to ensure local communities can take part. If you would like to organize a screening on your island please get in touch.