Finance, Strategy and the SDGs 2019

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Our half-day event in New York brings together business and finance leaders for insightful, data-driven conversations about how companies are aligning their strategies with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how investors are tracking and evaluating those strategies. This new event builds on Bloomberg’s ongoing Sustainable Business Summit series and will address critical issues, including:

  • The business case for aligning with the SDGs
  • Innovative ways companies are incorporating SDGs into their sustainability strategy
  • How investors quantify and track value of the SDGs
  • SDG financing solutions, including loans, funds, bonds, and venture philanthropy

Wednesday February 13, 2019
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Networking reception to follow

Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10022


Global Advisor
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Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

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Summit Advisor
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For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world. Follow us: @Merck

Finance Advisors

ERM (Environmental Resources Management) is the world’s largest sustainability-focused advisory firm. With more than 4,500 industry-renowned experts in 160 offices in over 40 countries, we work with the world’s leading organizations to deliver business value through identifying and managing sustainability related business risk and opportunity.

We play a central role in helping companies and investors achieve their objectives with an understanding of how environmental, social, health, safety and risk issues might impact their business, and the context in which they operate. We continue to build our contribution to the global dialogue on sustainability through sharing insights from our experiences and providing practical, technology enabled solutions.


The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with approximately 12 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.3 trillion in assets on January 31, 2018. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, it aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow. As part of this, the bank is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas it feels are critical to helping people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. These are Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment TD is also aligned to nine of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, visit

Business Advisor


BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,500 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate (95% over the past 10 years), with 2017 sales of US$25.7 billion. For more information, visit

Supporting Sponsor


For more than 100 years, BSI (British Standards Institution) has equipped businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Today, BSI partners with 49% of the Fortune 500, 75% of the FTSE 100 and 77% of the Nikkei 225 Index, with clients ranging from large multinational organizations that are global household names, to small corner businesses serving the local community. From management consulting services and supply chain intelligence, certification and training to software solutions, BSI provides a full solution to facilitate business improvement and help clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably.

BSI’s depth and breadth of experience in operational EHS, Supply Chain, Risk, Sustainability helps clients to translate goals into concrete practices globally, on the ground, in facilities, operations and throughout the supply chain.  We enable high-performing, resilient organizations to improve their impact on people, environments, & communities.

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