New York Dialogues

BCIU’s inaugural New York Dialogues is a global event dedicated to fostering communication, problem solving and international understanding.  The program brings together global leaders from the private sector, government, and civil society for inspiring conversations to forge global solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in healthcare, food security and the energy transition.  The first dialogue focused on global health security, and the second focused on the need for partnerships for achieving food security as well as trends in sustainable farming practices. The final dialogue addressed the negative impact of climate change, transitioning carbon assets, and net zero investing.

The New York Dialogues

Our Shared Responsibility: Global Solutions

Healthcare, Food Security, Energy Transitions




8:30 am

Opening Keynote Dialogue

  • Jim Nevels, Chair, BCIU Board of Directors and Chairman of The Swarthmore Group
  • Julie Monaco, Global Head of Public Sector, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi

9:00 am

Dialogue 1 – Global Solutions: HEALTHCARE

  • Format: Panel discussion among participants and moderator
  • Topics: Global Health Security: A Collective and Cohesive Recovery.  Healthcare accessibility and inequity, investing in health communities and infrastructure, and innovation and technology.
  • Participants: Jefferson Health, Dr. Sandra Brooks, Executive Vice President & Chief Community Health Equity Officer; Organon & Co., Sarah Kemp, Associate Vice President, Head of Global Women’s Health and ESG Policy; UNICEF, Dr. Aboubacar Kampo, Director, Health Section, Programme Division; World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN

10:00 am

Dialogue 2 – Global Solutions: FOOD SECURITY

  • Format: Panel discussion among participants and moderator
  • Topics: Partnerships for achieving food security, risk mitigation, aquaculture as a sustainable food system, the role of the financial sector, and SDG17.
  • Moderator: Canoo, Josette Sheeran, President
  • Participants: AMERRA Capital, Craig Tashjian, CIO & Managing Partner; AVRAMAR Seafood, Alex Myers, CEO; International Finance Corporation (IFC), Tania Lozansky, Global Manager for Advisory Services on Manufacturing Agribusiness and Services; PepsiCo, C.D. Glin, Global Head of Philanthropy

11:00 am

Dialogue 3 – Global Solutions: ENERGY TRANSITIONS

  • Format: Panel discussion among participants and moderator
  • Topics: Negative impact of climate change, evolving carbon assets, and Net Zero policy
  • Participants: ARDIAN, Thibault Basquin, Managing Director & Head of Americas Investments; Global Infrastructure Partners, Matthew Harris, Founding Partner; U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Lauren Cochran, Vice President Equity and Investment Funds

12:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Peter Tichansky, President & CEO, BCIU

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