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Expanding Finance to the Agri/Food, Healthcare, Sustainable Cities & Education Sectors

The organizers of the Responsible Finance & Investment Summit have announced the judging panel for the "Support Disruption for Good" Challenge. The judging panel will select one winner in each category, against transparent criteria of each entrant’s relevance to the Priority Sectors (agri/food, healthcare, sustainable cities and education).

The judges, who serve in their personal capacity, are:
• Dr. Mohammed Kroessin, Head of Islamic Microfinance, IRW
• Rachel Zedeck, Director, Climate Smart Agri & Impact Investment Strategies at Peterson and Control Union
• AlDana Banihashem, General Manager, Al Naser Engineering
• Conrad Young, MBA, Managing Director, Food Forward Ltd
• Dr. Farid Khan, Executive Chairman, Simply Capital Partners
• Dr. Natalie Schoon, Principal Consultant, Formabb Ltd
• Julian Osborne, Head of Operations, Swiss Finance + Technology Association
• Boris Battistini, Partner, Metellus AG


Emir of Kano to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at the RFI #Summit 2018

The organizers of the Responsible Finance & Investment (RFI) Summit 2018 have announced the opening keynote speaker for the Summit, His Royal Highness Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano. His Royal Highness will share his experience in advocating for sustainable economic development and the creation of a more equitable financial system.

Emir Sanusi began his career as a banker until he was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009 and then Emir of Kano in 2014. He won an international reputation as a reformer following the bail-out of nine lenders soon after becoming Governor of the Central Bank.

Blake Goud, CEO of the RFI Foundation, and the RFI Summit organizers feel honored to have HRH Emir Sanusi delivering an opening keynote address.

The RFI Summit will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018 at the Atlantis Hotel by Giardino in Zurich, Switzerland. The summit is an initiative of the RFI Foundation and Swiss Arab Network to build awareness of shared values that can bring socially responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Islamic finance together to increase their positive impact.

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