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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Would Jin Liqun = adam smith's favorite living economist?

Quite probably - but to understand why you would need to have read adam smith as often as we scots have. Up to 1759 Adam had quite a clear view on how community economics needed to spiral if it was to fit other systems that interested him including nature, cultures , ethics/faiths and health. Triangularise communities markets
transparency by 3 hi-trust professionals - health, education, finance. But then
Adam's peer at Glasgow University showed him the first steam engine. Adam spent the rest of his life wondering what the future of man and machines needed to look like if all lives matters. He didnt trust the behavior of london financiers nor their siloised supporters at oxford - after all they had used slavery, genocide and colonial annexation of most of asia and those parts of africa  to control trade with asia so britannia always won. Adam came up with a truly smart idea
 The only way the united states of english speaking people could share machines as if all lives matter would be if a different world trade model spun west across the atlantic. London and the rest of britain should cede governance to eg philadelphia in proposing united states of english on one and only one condition. Not only should slavery be repealed but every market sectors that depended on zero or low cost labor should be bought out and redesigned around every livelihood matters. Imagine all the peoples if asia pacific world had been introduced to engines under adam's paradigm not britannia east india company paradigm. How would the maps of coastal belts, continental railroads, clean oceans , happy people everywhere look like in 2020 instead of staring off the 27th decade of man and machines with covid.

banking and covid 12 countries
banking and green since paris 20155 to cop26 glasgow/italy 2021 -english speaking world - alexander and stern and jin at lse
american speaking world jim kim and cao
african and wto world noi
latin am workd through morena iadb
ai world through kai fu lee
asean world through kao and un-0region thailand hq
special projects indosneia designing supercitoes without slums

Through agendas of korea, Mumbai, Luxembourg

Partner relations ndp adb world bank – see from project copartners

Keynote Speech by H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China
Remarks by Mr. Jin Liqun, President, AIIB
Remarks by U Soe Win, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, AIIB & Union Minister for Planning and Finance, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Remarks by Hon. Bjarni Benediktsson, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, AIIB & Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Republic of Iceland
Welcome Address by H.E. Liu Kun, Chair of the Board of Governors, AIIB & Minister of Finance, People’s Republic of China

Master of Ceremonies: Sir Danny Alexander, Secretary of the Board of Governors & Vice President, Corporate Secretary, AIIB
Session One: Closing the Digital Divide: Infrastructure and Technologies

Digital technology is transforming the global economy by creating new opportunities and changing the way we work. Digital infrastructure is the new virtual roads and railways underpinning the modern economy. Nevertheless, it is estimated that close to half of the world’s population remains unconnected to the internet, with the majority living in low-income and emerging economies. The divide also exists across business sectors, where the infrastructure sector has lagged behind in benefitting from the productivity gains that digital technology brings.
This webinar will discuss the importance of digital infrastructure and closing the digital divide between regions, demographics, and sectors. It will start with a discussion on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) approach to investing in digital infrastructure, in light of its newly approved Digital Infrastructure Sector Strategy, and how it hopes to close digital divides and foster the uses of digital technologies in all infrastructure sectors. A panel of leading experts from across the world will share their views on the key characteristics of the digital divide—access, affordability, awareness, and ability—and the most influential and ready applications that can digitalize infrastructure and make it more efficient and resilient. The webinar will also share suggestions, concrete steps and initiatives that multilateral financial institutions such as AIIB can promote to improve digital infrastructure.

Confirmed Speakers:
Part one:
  • Konstantin Limitovskiy, Vice President, Investment Operations (Region 2), AIIB
  • Kai-Fu LeeChairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, Author
 Part two:
  • Daniel AhnFounder and Partner, Clearvision
  • Manuel EtterVice President, Loon
Session Two: Private Equity for Emerging Markets Infrastructure During Crisis

The Asian private equity industry is a fast-moving sector where numerous innovative financing structures evolve in response to market needs. Like other sectors of the economy, private equity players have been affected by COVID-19, and have had to take on numerous adaptations and risk management measures to support economic recovery.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which has been actively developing its own private equity portfolio since 2018-2019, continues to engage the private equity industry to help it face the unique challenges of, and seize the new opportunities available in, the current financial environment.
This webinar will discuss AIIB’s vision on private equity and the promotion of private equity investments in infrastructure. Joined by AIIB representatives and other leading experts, this session will look at the participation of multilateral financial institutions in private equity funds and how these funds can be a vehicle to catalyze private capital into infrastructure investments in emerging markets. In addition, experts will discuss opportunities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as growing interest from institutional investors in Asian private equity.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Dongik LeeDirector General, Investment Operations (Region 1), AIIB (Moderator)
  • Jin-Yong CaiPartnerGlobal Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
  • Josh Lerner, Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Christina TanCEOKeppel Asia Infrastructure Fund
·         Dr. Jin-Yong Cai
·         Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
·         Dr. Cai is a partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, and the Managing Partner for GIP’s emerging markets business. Prior to GIP, he worked at TPG, World Bank Group, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. From 2016 to 2018, he was a partner at TPG, led the infrastructure business in emerging economies. From 2012 to 2016, he was the Chief Executive Officer of International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, the largest multilateral development finance entity focusing on private sector development. While in Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2012, he was a partner and led its China investment banking business. In Morgan Stanley from 1994 to 1999, he was part of a team that started China International Capital Co, the first investment bank in China and the joint venture with Chinese partners. Dr.Cai received a bachelor’s degree from Peking University and doctoral degree from Boston University
·         companion bios
·         Josh Lerner
·         Professor, Harvard Business School
·         Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Units. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. Much of his research focuses on the structure and role of venture capital and private equity organizations. He also examines the impact of intellectual property protection, particularly patents, on the competitive strategies of firms in high-technology industries.
·         Christina Tan Hua Mui
·         CEO, Keppel Capital
·         Ms Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Capital), Chairman of Keppel DC REIT Management Pte Ltd (the Manager of Keppel DC REIT) and Deputy Chairman of Alpha Investment Partners Limited (Alpha).
Ms Tan has more than 20 years of experience and expertise in investing and fund management across the United States, Europe and Asia. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of GRA (Singapore) Private Limited, the Asian real estate fund management arm of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, managing more than US$1 billion in real estate funds. Prior to that, she was the Treasury Manager with Chartered Industries of Singapore, managing the group’s cash positions and investments. Ms Tan started her career with Ernst & Young before joining the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.
Keppel Capital, Keppel REIT Management Limited (the Manager of Keppel REIT), Keppel DC REIT Management Pte Ltd (the Manager of Keppel DC REIT), Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd (the Trustee-Manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust) and the two private fund managers under Keppel Capital, being Alpha and Keppel Capital Alternative Asset Pte Ltd (KCAA). She also sits on the Investment Committees for the private funds managed by Alpha and KCAA.

·         Dong lk (Don) Lee
·         Director General, Investment Operations (Region 1), AIIB
·         Don is the Director General, Investment Operations, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He joined AIIB in 2016 and his main focus has been developing and building private sector investment operations for the Bank. Before he joined AIIB, Don was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Korean Investment Corp. (KIC), the Korean sovereign wealth fund. A well-known figure in the investment community in Korea, Don started his career with a decade at the International Finance Corporation (IFC/World Bank) in Washington DC, where he specialized in emerging markets equities. After spending five years as head of overseas investments at Samsung Life Insurance, he joined STIC Investments, the Korea-focused private equity fund, as head of investments, moving to KIC in 2008 as head of the private markets group. After he left KIC, he was a senior adviser to a number of international institutions, including Singapore’s Temasek.
·         Don is an economics graduate from Korea University and holds an MBA from George Washington University.
·         ASK A QUESTION 

Session Three: AIIB—the Establishment of a 21st Century Development Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) began operations in January 2016 with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes by investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia.
The architects and negotiators of AIIB drew on the accumulated experience of existing financial institutions to design a new kind of multilateral development bank. The management adopted recognizable financial products, best practices and operational models that have laid the foundations of multilateralism. In addition, AIIB negotiators focused on establishing an institution responsive to a new multilateralism and sealed Articles of Agreement that aim to institutionalize best practices and introduce innovative approaches.
On the occasion of AIIB’s fifth Annual Meeting, this event will bring together key figures in the negotiation process that led to the establishment of the Bank. Panelists will discuss the key aspects of AIIB governance that contributed to its success and the innovative features that make AIIB a modern and unique institution.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Gerard SandersGeneral Counsel, AIIB
  • Shi Yaobin, Chairman of the Budgetary Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China, Vice Chairman of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress, People’s Republic of China, Chair of the Chief Negotiators' Meetings on Establishing the AIIB
  • Natalie LichtensteinChief Counsel for the Chief Negotiators Meeting on Establishing AIIB, AIIB Inaugural General Counsel, now Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Chris Legg, Chief Negotiator for Australia, Former Dean of the AIIB Board of Directors (Moderator)
Session Four: The Future of Regional Connectivity

Regional connectivity is central to Asia’s economic development, yet improving connectivity is an area that suffers from vast underinvestment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created major economic and social disruption, compounding existing challenges to infrastructure investments, and encouraging people to consider not only the strengths, but also the weaknesses of the globalized economic system. While the economic forces of efficiency, economies of scale and comparative advantage that drove globalization and cross-border connectivity will remain, the pandemic is a unique opportunity to assess and re-envision the regional connectivity agenda.
At a time when many clients struggle to respond to the crisis, safeguarding the implementation of ongoing and new growth-enhancing programs is essential for a fast and sustainable recovery. With its mandate to fostering infrastructure financing, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) can play a catalytic role in addressing both short- and long-term impacts and create opportunities for innovation.
This webinar will discuss how countries can get the most from regional connectivity projects and make them work in a post-COVID-19 era. It will also explore how economies can help to reconcile current needs with opportunities for innovation and adaptation created by the crisis.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Joachim von AmsbergVice President, Policy and Strategy, AIIB
  • Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaExecutive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Haslinda AminBloomberg Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia (Moderator)
  • Raj Jit Singh WalliaDeputy Chief Financial Officer, Group Finance, DP World
Session Five: Investing in Climate Action

Strategic climate investments can both stimulate economies and build climate resilience. Globally, corporations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to mitigate climate change risks. As a result, they are progressively signing long-term, large-scale contracts that leverage incentives and local financing into climate finance. Governments are catalyzing private investment in climate resilience by providing incentives, funding innovation and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In this webinar, Sir Danny Alexander, AIIB Vice President and Corporate Secretary, together with AIIB Governors, prominent climate action expert Lord Nicholas Stern, and Amundi CEO Yves Perrier, will discuss the concrete steps undertaken by different actors to support the involvement of private capital in climate action and the opportunities ahead. 

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has made substantive efforts to include climate change priorities in its decision-making processes across its operations. Among its initiatives are the Asia Environmental, Social and Governance Enhanced Credit Managed Portfolio, and the Asia Climate Bond Portfolio in partnership with Amundi, the largest asset management company in Europe.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Danny Alexander, Vice President and Corporate Secretary AIIB (Moderator)
  • Zou JiayiAIIB Alternate Governor, Vice Minister of Finance, People’s Republic of China
  • Yves Perrier, CEO, Amundi
  • Nicholas SternIG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, and member of the AIIB International Advisory Panel
  • Stefen ShinPrincipal Investment Officer, AIIB
Session Six: In Conversation with AIIB President Jin Liqun

COVID-19 has affected almost every country in the world; however, the degree to which they have been affected has differed profoundly. Factors such as the available fiscal space and the maturity of the local healthcare sector have resulted in vastly different responses from governments to the crisis.
Multilateral development banks are playing a crucial role by assisting their members mitigate economic pressures, and forging partnerships to expand the portfolio of financing tools to support crisis recovery. The prompt response to the crisis would not have been possible without the existing international cooperation frameworks and working mechanisms that serve both short- and long-term global needs.
In this live webinar, we will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of multilateral development organizations as vehicles to respond to urgent global crisis. The conversation will also touch upon the importance of establishing cooperation frameworks to tackle long-term challenges in the next decades. Fulfilling the targets outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals would not be possible without a coordinated effort that includes emerging donors and the diversification of existing financing tools and cooperation mechanisms.

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Jin Liqun, President, AIIB
  • Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaFormer Finance Minister, Nigeria; Former Managing Director, World Bank; and Member of the AIIB International Advisory Panel
  • Laurel OstfieldDirector General, Communications, AIIB (Moderator).
·         Jin Liqun
·         President, AIIB
·         Jin Liqun is the inaugural President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Before being elected as the Bank’s first president, he served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat (MIS) tasked with establishing AIIB.

Immediately prior to assuming the role of Secretary-General of the MIS, he was Chair of China International Capital Corporation Limited, China’s first joint-venture investment bank. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Chair of the Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Deputy Chair then subsequently as Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds.

From 2003 to 2008, Jin was Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in charge of programs for South, Central and West Asia and private sector operations.

He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1980, where he served as Director General and Assistant Minister before becoming Vice Minister in 1998. He was also a Member of the State Monetary Policy Committee. Earlier in his career, he served as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility as well as Alternate Governor for China at ADB.

Jin holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University). He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University from 1987 to 1988. Jin is a national of the People’s Republic of China.
·         Danny Alexander
·         Vice President & Corporate Secretary, AIIB
·         The Right Honorable Sir Danny Alexander is Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
·         He joined the AIIB in February 2016, two months after the Bank was inaugurated. He is a member of the senior management team, with responsibility for governance and the Bank’s relations with its shareholders, Board of Governors, and Board of Directors. 
·         Prior to this Sir Danny Alexander was one of the founders and leaders of the first UK coalition government since World War II. Sir Danny has over 20 years of professional experience. From 2010-2015 he served as a senior minister in the UK Treasury, where he secured more than £100 billion of public expenditure savings. He has played an active role in driving international cooperation on tax, trade and transparency during the UK G8 presidency. A seasoned negotiator and communicator, Sir Danny has engaged with diverse stakeholders and partners on key public policies. He led the work on UK infrastructure policy and delivery, leading to the first National Infrastructure Plan, which is now embedded as an annual process. He helped to establish the Green Investment Bank in the UK and to develop and implement the UK Guarantee Scheme for infrastructure.
·         Sir Danny is a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and an Honorary Fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. 
·         Jiayi ZOU
·         AIIB Alternate Governor, Vice Minister of Finance, People’s Republic of China
·         Madam Jiayi Zou serves as Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance of China since June 2018. Prior to her current position, she served as commissioner at the National Commission of Supervision from March-June 2018, and served as Vice Minister of the Ministry of Supervision from April 2017 to March 2018. Previously, she held numerous prestigious positions including Chief Inspector of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Inspector’s Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Office and Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Finance. Madam Zou has broad international experience having served as Director General at several departments in charge of international economic and financial affairs of the Ministry of Finance from 2009 to 2015 and Executive Director for China at the World Bank in Washington D.C. from 2005 to 2009. Madam Zou obtained a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).