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Mana Pacific has partnered with Island Innovation, to facilitate an exclusive roundtable discussion during the inaugural Island Finance Forum to address energy access in the Pacific Islands. The Island Finance Forum will bring together senior policymakers, financiers and regulators to address the unique financial challenges faced by global island communities and offer innovative solutions for sustainable economic recovery and inclusive growth in a post-pandemic world.

The overarching theme of the Forum is investment for sustainable development and the event 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

Hawai’i-based, social impact company Mana Pacific focuses on delivering resilient and renewable energy projects and addressing climate risk in the Pacific, by employing various regenerative business models and solutions. It is through their collaboration that Mana Pacific seeks to highlight examples of resiliency initiatives being implemented in the region, on a global stage.

The special session will gather key Pacific Island stakeholders to discuss and identify tangible and actionable solutions for the green energy transition across the Pacific Islands. Participants will be able to register to work in small teams guided by experts from across the region to overcome some of the biggest barriers to change. The session will be facilitated using Island Innovation’s cutting-edge software that will involve participants in an interactive and collaborative manner.

Commenting on the partnership, John Miller, President of Mana Pacific said “we are delighted to be organizing a special Pacific focused event during the Island Finance Forum that is fully in support of our mission to empower the Pacific by accelerating the pace and implementation of clean energy and island resiliency projects. The Island Finance Forum is a fantastic platform to exchange information between global island communities and key stakeholders from across the globe. This event will be the ideal space to facilitate conversations and innovative solutions on how to transition Pacific Islands to a sustainable and resilient energy future”.

For further details and information on how to register for the Island Finance Forum, visit https://islandinnovation.co/finance-forum-2021/

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