Market Forces at Work: Institutional Investors and a Sustainable World

This high-level panel discussion will focus on how innovative partnerships between the World Bank Group, investors, and governments can lead to win-win financial solutions that help countries meet 21st century aspirations and support sustainable and inclusive growth, while offering investors sound returns. Building on the World Bank Group’s engagement with institutional investors, speakers will... view more


In this bite size video meet the panelist of this years Market Forces at Work event. Hear from World Bank President Jim Yong Kim about how the World Bank Goup sees itself in a world of increased aspirations with a need for a crowding in of private capital and maximizing finance for development. In addition hear from Minister Luis Caputo of Argentina who will be chairing the G20 to hear his perspective on how this topic will play into the G20 agenda.


Hear from panelist Hiro Mizuno and Lynn Forester de Rothschild.


Hear from panelist Brune Poirson, Axel Weber, Lynn Forester de Rothschild and Dr. Jim Yong Kim on how private and public institutions can work together to create sustainable investments and deep financial markets.


In this final video bite hear from panelist Axel Weber, on the need and importance for public private partnerships, from Jim Yong Kim on the importance of derisking investments to attract private sector investments, Lynn Forester de Rothschild on her belief in the importance of integrating sustainable investments into a restructured capital market vs as a separate asset class, from Hiro Mizuno on what he is hearing from investors and from Brune Poirson on how governments can help finance flow into sustainable investments.

About the Presenters

Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank Group

Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D. is the President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he became president in July 2012, the organization established two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries. In September 2016, the World Bank Group Board unanimously reappointed Kim to a second five-year term as president, beginning July 2017.

Kim's career has been focused on health, education, and delivering services to the poor. Before joining the World Bank, he served as President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003-2005, as Director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department, he led the "3 by 5" initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which helped to expand AIDS treatment in developing countries.

In 1987, Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization now working in poor communities on four continents. Trained as a physician and an anthropologist, he has received several awards, including a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and recognitions such as one of America's "25 Best Leaders" by U.S. News & World Report, and in 2006 TIME magazine named him as one of its "100 Most Influential People in the World."

Luis Caputo

Minister of Finance, Argentina

Luis Caputo has a degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires and is a professor of Economics and Finance for the graduate program of the Universidad Católica Argentina. He was Secretary of Finance of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury between December 2015 and December 2016. As Secretary of Finance, he played a leading role in negotiating agreements with creditors which were not a part of the sovereign debt restructuring in 2005 and 2010, which allowed the Argentina to definitively exit from default. In that framework, he managed the bond issue launched by Argentina in April 2016 to settle those agreements, following extensive negotiations. In the private sector, he worked for JP Morgan Argentina, where he was head of the Bonds and Stocks Trading area and was in charge of the Latin American Trading area between 1994 and 1998. Later, between 1998 and 2003 he worked in London as Head of Eastern Europe and Latin America Trading for Deutsche Bank, which he chaired in Argentina from 2003 to 2008.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild is founder and chief executive of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism and chair of E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company with investments in media, information technology, agriculture and real estate. Holdings include The Economist Group (U.K.), real estate and financial instruments. Lady de Rothschild has been a director of The Estee Lauder Companies since December 2000 and The Economist Newspaper Limited (member of the Audit Committee) from October 2002-2017. She is a director of the Peterson Institute of International Economics and the McCain Institute as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (U.S.), Chatham House (U.K.) and the Institute for Strategic Studies (U.K.). She is a graduate of Pomona College and has her J.D from the Columbia University School of Law.

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and Head of Bloomberg Economics

Stephanie Flanders has been Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics since October 2017. She was previously Chief Market Strategist for Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management in London (2013-17) and BBC Economics Editor (2008-13). She served in the second Clinton Administration as speech writer and senior advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (1997-2001). She has also been a reporter at the New York Times, editorial-writer and economics columnist at the FT and economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School. In 2016 she was appointed Chair of the Inclusive Growth Commission for the Royal Society of Arts, which delivered its final report in March 2017.

Brune Poirson

Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France

Brune Louise Sabine Poirson, politician, was born in Washington DC (US) on 1st September, 1982. Originally from Vaucluse, she studied at Sciences Po Aix, then at the London School of Economics (UK), and then at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (US). She began her career in England where she worked as a Project Manager for Nesta (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). She continued her career in innovation and development in India, and then the United States. She has worked in the public (AFD), private (Veolia), and voluntary (Nesta) sectors. Career Assignment Manager for NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) in London, Project Manager for the AFD (French Development Agency) (2009-2011) in India, Director of Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility for Veolia Water India (2011-2014), Researcher on social innovation and corporate social responsibility in Boston (2014-16), an elected member of the Vaucluse constituency, registered with the La République en Marche group (in 2017), Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, and Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition (since 2017). Elected a member of Vaucluse’s 3rd constituency on 18th June, 2017, Brune Poirson was then appointed Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, and Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition on 21st June, 2017.

Hiro Mizuno

Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan

Hiro Mizuno has served as Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Japan’s $1.4TBN Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) since January 2015.

Prior to joining GPIF, he was a partner of Coller Capital, a London-based private equity firm. He previously worked at Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. in Japan, Silicon Valley and New York.

Mr. Mizuno is a member of the Board and Asset Owner Advisory Committee of PRI, a co-chair of the Milken Institute’s Global Capital Markets Advisory Council.

He is also an executive adviser to Japanese cabinet on Healthcare and Medical Growth Strategy, a member of Japanese Government Strategic Funds Integrated Advisory Board, a member for Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan National University Evaluation Committee. His engagements in academics involve: an advisor, Office of the President of the University of Tokyo, a guest professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, an adviser to the Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and a guest professor of Kindai University Global Economic Research Center, a senior fellow of Tel Aviv University Graduate School of Management and a member of the International Executive Committee for the Einstein Legacy Project at Hebrew University. Awarded “Outstanding Individual Contribution” in RI Responsible Investor) Innovation & Industry Leadership 2017.

Mr. Mizuno has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Axel Weber

Chairman, UBS

Axel A. Weber was elected to the Board of Directors (BoD) of UBS AG at the 2012 AGM and of UBS Group AG in November 2014. He is Chairman of the BoD of both UBS AG and UBS Group AG. He recently led the work examining the World Bank’s Capital Adequacy. He has chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2012 and became Chairperson of the Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee in 2013. He is chairman of the Institute of International Finance, a board member of the Swiss Bankers Association and the International Monetary Conference, and a member of the Group of Thirty as well as the Trilateral Commission, among others. Mr. Weber was president of the German Bundesbank between 2004 and 2011, during which time he also served as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, German governor of the International Monetary Fund and as a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors. Mr. Weber holds a PhD in economics from the University of Siegen, where he also received his habilitation. He graduated with a master’s degree in economics at the University of Konstanz and holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Konstanz.