With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in danger of not being achieved and the consequences being mass global disruption, including economic, political and mass displacement, the Capital and Technology initiatives of the work from Force for Good have identified the six forces for change and 15 initiatives which can start to make widespread impact and achieve a more sustainable, secure and superior world.
Ketan Patel is the founder and chairman of ‘Force for Good’, established in support of the UN Secretary General’s roadmap for sustainable development, examining and engaging 125 leading global financial institutions reported in “Capital as a Force for Good”, and 100 leading technology companies, reported in “Technology for a Secure, Sustainable and Superior Future”. He is the CEO and co-founder of Greater Pacific Capital, investing in high growth enterprises making an impact, sustainably and profitably, and leading GPC’s research on peace, prosperity and freedom. Ketan was formerly a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, heading the Strategic Group, providing strategic counsel to leaders from government and business worldwide, including the US, EU, China, India and Japan. Previously, he was a partner, and board member at KPMG, leading the Strategy and Business Transformation business. Prior to which, he worked at Hewlett-Packard.
Ketan is a fellow, member of the executive team, and board of trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science; a member of the senior team of the Human Security for All project of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) and the UN Trust Fund for Human Security; and a member of the working groups of the UN SDSN Senior Working Group on the ‘European Green Deal and the SDGs’ and the ‘Lancet Commission COVID 19 Green Recovery Task Force on Sustainable Finance’; and is a member of the board of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation. He has spoken, led and participated in a number of key events including the World Investment Forum, COP26 and COP27, the Doha Forum, CityUK International Conference, SDSN Conference on Financing the European Green Deal and the SDGs, the SALT Conference, Club de Madrid, SDG Investment Fair, and CES. He is the author of ‘The Master Strategist’ (Random House, 2005), foreword by Nelson Mandela. He studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has an MBA and ACMA.
Monday, 27 November 2023
11:00 - 11:45 GMT
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