ONEIA

ONTARIO ENVIRONMENT

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 

Business Opportunities inherent in Integrating Climate Action into Poverty Reduction Initiatives

  • 20 Jan 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • virtual

Highlighting business opportunities in challenges associated with integrating climate action into poverty reduction initiatives.

Hosted by EnvironFocus

Most recent estimates showed that in 2015, 10 percent of the world’s population or 734 million people lived on less than $1.90 a day. (United Nations). Climate change is a serious risk to poverty reduction and threatens to undo decades of development efforts — It will increasingly affect the poor. Adaptation is necessary, and there is a need to integrate responses to climate change and adaptation measures into strategies for poverty reduction to ensure sustainable development.(OECD). We also have to note that where there are challenges, business opportunities exist.

This webinar discusses SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere combined with SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is part of a webinar series that aims to promote global sustainability ideas, secondarily, a platform to encourage cleantech/ sustainability organizations and showcase what they do, and thirdly, an avenue to connect international businesses to green opportunities in Africa.

This webinar series that aims to promote global sustainability ideas, secondarily, a platform to encourage cleantech/ sustainability organizations and showcase what they do, and thirdly, an avenue to connect international businesses to green opportunities in Africa.

It is a paid event. Participants get a Certificate of Participation. It is a Professional Development Credits (PDC) activity.

Business Opportunities inherent in Integrating Climate Action into Poverty Reduction Initiatives

Speaker: Dr. Michael Borish, President, Michael Borish and Company, Inc.

Michael Borish has more than 34 years of experience in strategic planning, banking and credit, financial sector policy, private sector development, housing finance and risk management. Most of his experience has been in overseas markets. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Finance at Carleton University. He has managed his own consulting firm for more than 25 years and previously worked at the World Bank in Washington DC and as a consultant to numerous private sector firms and development finance institutions including the African Development Bank in Abidjan.  

Facilitator: Obie Agusiegbe, CEO of EnvironFocus

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