BRIDGING THE DIVIDE
Top Minds x Top of the World
- Connect with inspirational minds and global game-changers
- Discuss the most pressing challenges of our times
- Shape an inclusive and resilient future
Over the past few decades, economic growth and technological innovation have brought about significant improvements in health and living conditions worldwide. This progress has led to an increase in average incomes in developing countries, narrowing the income inequality gap between nations. However, the income inequality within countries has worsened. This internal inequality has significant implications as it directly affects individuals’ lives on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.
Inequality goes beyond just income and purchasing power. Inequalities of opportunity affect a person’s life expectancy and access to basic services such as healthcare, education, water, and sanitation. These inequalities are exacerbated in the context of climate change. Climate change worsens environmental degradation and leads to more frequent and intense extreme weather events. However, its impact is not uniform across all individuals and communities.
Developing countries mainly rely on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, and forestry, which are highly vulnerable to changes in temperature, precipitation patterns, and extreme weather events. Additionally, the poorest countries often lack the financial resources and technological capabilities to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. If climate change is not addressed, it will further increase inequality within countries and could even reverse the progress made in reducing inequality between countries.
These pressing global challenges and inequalities cannot be addressed by any single entity alone but requires collaborative actions among the public and private sector. More than ever, a meeting of the leading minds is required to gain a deeper understanding of the associated risks and devise concrete actions.
As the pioneer in the impact investing industry, it is BlueOrchard’s duty to continue fostering collaborations across industries to drive innovative and sustainable development via impact investment solutions. With the focus set on Inequalities – Bridge the Divide the summit will focus on how to pursue inclusive, equitable, and sustainable growth. Our aim is to find a balance among the economic, social, and environmental aspects of sustainable development. The event will be purely factual, non-political, and non-commercial.
At the BlueOrchard Impact Summit, we bring together a powerful line-up of world-renowned leaders from various domains. Our speakers represent governmental institutions, universal banks, global thinkers, leading universities, trailblazing corporations, and bestselling authors. Here’s a glimpse into the confirmed speakers for this year Impact Summit.
Further speakers will be announced regularly.
What to expect
We have prepared an agenda for you unlike any other Summit:
- Meet with global leaders & key decision-makers while getting inspired by eye-opening and insightful speeches as well as insightful panel discussions;
- Connect with public and private stakeholders and the brightest minds from the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Our partner hotel, the Suvretta House, has kindly agreed to host the BlueOrchard Impact Summit, ensuring that you will have an all-around exceptional visit. As only a limited number of places are available, we kindly ask you to register for the event as soon as possible. A fee of CHF 800.- will grant you access to the whole two-day event and covers beverages, meals (inclusive of two gala dinners), and transportation during the Summit. To ensure a comfortable stay for everyone, we have partnered up with three hotels to provide our Summit attendees with rooms at a reduced rate. Please get in touch with us to obtain the reduction code.
|Suvretta House *****
The Suvretta House is nestled in a natural park landscape in the midst of the Suvretta-Corviglia winter sports and hiking region, two kilometres west of St. Moritz. The peace and quiet are disrupted neither by traffic nor by the hustle and bustle. Guests can expect to experience the highest comfort in a unique setting. Please note that the Impact Summit will also take place on this premise. Follow this link for further information. Prices start from CHF 325.- p.P/night.
|Hotel Reine Victoria ****
Queen Victoria of England is the namesake of this superior Art Nouveau hotel from 1875. Step into a gem with all the amenities of a 4-star hotel. The elegant rooms offer views of the Alps. The bathroom is fitted with a bath or shower. Some units have a balcony. In summer, access to cable cars and local public transport is free for stays of 2 nights or more. Please find further information here. Prices start from CHF 230.- p.P/night.
|Giardino Bed & Breakfast
The Giardino Bed & Breakfast is ideal for guests who appreciate simplicity with a touch of stylish elegance. Situated in Silvaplana and surrounded by turquoise lakes and majestic mountain peaks, it is located close to the Suvretta House. The 19th-century house has been carefully restored and luxuriously furnished, offering rooms with a casual vibe and alpine flair. Please find further information here. Prices start from CHF 175.- p.P/night.
BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager and a member of the Schroders Group. As a pioneering impact investor, the firm is dedicated to generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment, while aiming at providing attractive returns to investors.
BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide Today, the firm offers impact investment solutions across asset classes, including private debt, private equity, sustainable infrastructure, and listed debt. Through our investments, we connect millions of entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets with investors with the aim to make impact investment solutions accessible to all and to advance the conscious use of capital.
Being a professional investment manager and expert in innovative blended finance mandates, BlueOrchard has a sophisticated international investor base and has established itself as a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. To date, BlueOrchard has invested over USD 10 billion across more than 100 countries. As of December 2022, BlueOrchard has facilitated access to financial and related services for over 280 million underserved people in emerging and frontier markets. For more information, please visit: www.blueorchard.com.
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