PYXERA Global Hosts the Public Private Partnership Forum

Executive leadership from Dow, IBM, Credit Suisse, EY, USAID, and others discuss shared value Moderated by FORTUNE Magazine’s Nina Easton
Mar 27, 2014 5:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global proudly announces the Public Private Partnership Forum, a one-of-a-kind event that will actively engage the public, private, and social sectors in dialogue like never before.

Fortune Magazine’s Nina Easton will moderate a series of live conversations with executive leaders from The Dow Chemical Company, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Intel, and EY, and influential government agencies, including the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and USAID, among others. Broadcast live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 7 from 2 to 5 pm, EST, the Forum will examine how cross-sector interests converge to achieve shared value. Sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and part of the  Catalyzing Growth in Emerging Markets Conference, the Forum will be live-streamed from Session topics and speakers include: 

  • Powering Business in New Markets: Many corporations seek to enhance the impact of local enterprise, while fueling their own business pipeline. In the opening discussion, Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Bo Miller, Global Director of Corporate Citizenship at Dow and President of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, and Paul Tregidgo, Vice Chair and Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets at Credit Suisse will seek to answer the question: How can industry and investment pave the way for market growth?
  • Livelihoods and Leaderships on the New Frontier: Human capital is one of the world’s most prized resources, and yet, one of the hardest to cultivate. From leadership to entrepreneurship, individual action and capability are transforming economies and nations like never before. Wendy Hawkins, Executive Director of the Intel Foundation, Deborah Holmes, the Americas Director of Corporate Responsibility at EY, and Amini Kajunju, President & CEO of The Africa-America Institute will respond to the challenge: How are companies bringing talent to new markets in ways that reinforce leadership potential, while delivering social impact?
  • Development at the Crossroads – Global Health: The absence of basic access to health services and infrastructure undermines many communities throughout the world. Influential leaders in global health, Tom Hart, US Executive Director, ONE Campaign, Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID, and Leigh Verbois, Director, Office of International Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration take on the difficult question: How can cross-sector partnerships afford healthier lives for more of the world’s population?
  • The Power of Global Corporate Diplomacy: Individuals—especially those representing high-profile corporations—have initiated their own style of corporate diplomacy in the markets where they operate.  Congressman Jim Moran (D-Virginia), Bruce McNamer, CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and Karl Hofmann, President & CEO of Population Services International will engage in an open dialogue about the challenges and opportunities inherent in cross-sector engagement and the requirements of leadership in a globally connected world. How will corporate diplomacy affect future cross-border cooperation?
  • Shared Value – Forging a Pathway of Partnership: There’s a lot of lofty talk these days about “creating shared value,” but what does that mean at an operational level?  And what are the partnerships required to move the needle on challenges that not only reduce the quality of people’s lives, but hold back business and government from operating at maximum effectiveness?  Stan Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM; President, IBM Foundation, Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global, and Lee Zak, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will explore partnerships that each of their organizations has forged to effect real change, while simultaneously recognizing the question: “How do we make partnership the cornerstone of global engagement and shared value in ways that deliver real and sustainable impact?”

Cross-sector partnerships are increasingly becoming an effective and necessary approach to address the most pressing social issues of our time. “This dialogue between public, private, and social leaders will examine the ways in which partnership and collaboration can lead to sustainable impact,” stated Deirdre White, CEO of event host, PYXERA Global.

Where will you be?

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About PYXERA Global
PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal) leverages the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals. Our vision is of companies, governments, and NGOs working together in new ways to efficiently increase global well-being through standard business practices.