SCALING SOLUTIONS FOR
A NEW ECONOMIC MAINSTREAM
Join us to scale solutions for climate change and a new economic mainstream that integrates business success and economic development with the regeneration of people, societies and nature.
The UN’s Paris Climate Treaty became a force in part because policy makers partnered with future-oriented economy leaders. Also this year, COP needs a bold and inspiring economic presence to advance concrete solutions.
Therefore, we convene senior leaders from business, agriculture, finance and investment to collaborate with experts and policy makers to meet our urgent challenges and opportunities.
Solutions events before & during COP27 in Egypt
Learn more about this series of events below
The Future Economy Forum’s co-convenors reflect the rich diversity
of its program contributors and their concrete solutions
CEO of Egypt’s Sekem, which literally turned a desert into an oasis of regenerative farming, climate-neutral business, integral education and culture.
CEO, Future Economy Forum and NOW Partners who as co-owner of Euro-Asian industrial group B.Grimm, co-founded the first sustainable business alliances in the Americas and Europe.
Serial business entrepreneur, co-founder of Europe’s B Corp movement, B for Good Leaders and NOW Partners
Marilou van Golstein-Browers
Triodos Investment Management, pioneer in ESG, Impact, Values Banking, Micro-Finance and business innovation.
Entrepreneur, rancher, corporate advisor, MBA program founder & faculty, co-author of Natural Capitalism and 15 other future economy books
Pedro Paulo Diniz
Ex-partner of Pão de Açúcar Brazil’s major retail chain, pioneered large scale organic farming of major crops and animals under the Toca and Rizoma Agro brands.
Chief of staff of New York’s mayor, the Obama White House political operations and the UN World Food Program.
Founded Instituto Akatu after being General Electric Brazil’s CEO and Secretary of Production in the highly respected Cardoso government.
Leads social entrepreneurship network Ashoka Africa and co-founded Impact!Africa to finance and otherwise empower youth and women entrepreneurs across Africa.
President of IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements with 800 affiliates in 117 countries.
Co-founded Catalyst 2030 with thousands of social entrepreneurs to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne
UN advisor and president of Sarvodaya supporting thousands of villages across Sri Lanka with socio-economic development, education, health and emergency services
Danone’s Global Director of Open Innovation and Circular Economy, is an expert in regenerative agriculture, food systems and the future economy.
Leads WIN, a global network of women leaders in business and beyond who demonstrate the positive impact of true diversity and female leadership qualities.
Royal Philips’ Global Head of ESG and Strategy, ex-Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy. WEF’s Global Future Council. Digital Health Multistakeholder Coalition with UN.
Co-founder & fmr CEO, Triodos Bank, Europe's leading sustainability bank; Founder & fmr Chair, Global Alliance for Banking & Values. Current Member of Supervisory Board, Dutch Central Bank & Exec Com member, Club of Rome
CEO of global fashion brand Chloe, a purpose-driven, certified Benefit Corp, that leads the industry by example towards social and environmental responsibility.
REGENERATIVE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
NOV 2-4, 2022 | SEKEM, EGYPT
FUTURE ECONOMY SOLUTIONS SUMMIT
NOV 5-6, 2022 | CAIRO, EGYPT
Future of Business & Economy
The Summit focuses on solutions along the entire value chain that integrate business success and economic development with the regeneration of people, societies and nature. This Regenerative Value Creation is already the success recipe of many participating companies. And if we work together to scale these solutions, it can become the DNA of a new economic mainstream.
The Future of Agriculture
Farmers from all continents demonstrate that regenerative agriculture is more productive than conventional farming. It is a key to solving hunger and the global climate crisis. It regenerates biodiversity, soil, water, health and the incomes of farmers and their communities and thus reduces forced migration. If ever there was a silver bullet, this is it.
The Real ESG Investment and Finance
Integrates financial success with positive impact. It needs better measurements and auditing to resolve green washing. Following the development of regulations, profit and risk assessments and values-based investments it increasingly becomes a key to accessing capital markets. And it is a crucial to scaling this new mainstream of business and economy.
These developments will be considered from 5 interaction lenses:
- Market Trends and Future Scenarios.
- Concrete Cases in Business, Agriculture and Finance.
- People: Talent, Leadership, Culture and Education
- Science, High Tech and Broad Tech solutions.
- Rules of the game: Measurement, Public Policies and Laws.
Inspiring Locations in Nature and Culture
To inspire learning and deep dialogs, innovative co-creation and relationships that lead to concrete action, we meet at Sekem’s Heliopolis University, with 3000 students the Middle East’s largest sustainable development campus. And we dine under the stars at the Pyramids, the Nile and in Cairo’s ancient Citadel, ancient centers of power, science and spirituality.
*An optional pre-summit excursion to the pyramids on November 4th is offered to summit participants who would like to join this extraordinary experience in the lead up to the Summit.
By invitation. Please RSVP now to secure your space in this unique Solutions Summit.
COP27 SOLUTIONS DIALOGUES
NOV 8-17, 2022 | SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT
Solutions Dialogues in Sharm el-Sheikh
In addition to co-leading blue and green zone events, The Future Economy Forum and Sekem will host evening presentations & dialogues to advance solutions. Our guests will enjoy Arabian music and organic cuisine in the large garden of an ocean villa. By invitation.
Ongoing Action Initiatives beyond Egypt
This Event Series will advance the long-term Action Initiatives, which are at the core of the Future Economy Forum’s and Sekem’s ongoing work.
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
Our partners include the Egyptian government under the auspices of which these events and COP 27 are organized, the Cairo Stock Exchange, the German – Arab Chamber of Industry and the American – Arab Chamber of Commerce, the Egyptian Jr. business association, the U.N. Global Compact, and a growing number of companies, business alliances, civil society organizations and other institutions from around the world.