Human-Centred Business Model: Sustainable Business Practices for Sustainable Development Outcomes

April 11, 2019

World Bank, Washington DC

  • The Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM) is an innovative sustainable business ecosystem that provides the tools and inputs to the private sector, public authorities and consumers when developing new businesses. At the center of the model are economic, social, environmental sustainability and ethical/integrity values that can lead to more sustainable business practices. This session will seek to introduce the HCBM to a wider audience and explore how it can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It will also analyze what role legal frameworks play in supporting HCBM’s multidimensional approach towards meeting these goals.

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    Sandie Okoro

    Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel

    Sandie Okoro (@sandieokoro), a British Solicitor, was appointed Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group in February 2017, joining from HSBC where she was General Counsel of Global Asset Management. Sandie has received numerous accolades and lifetime achievement awards in the United Kingdom for her career and volunteer efforts on diversity, women’s empowerment and leadership. In July 2017, Sandie was made an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.


    Angel Gurría

    Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    As Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2006, Angel Gurría has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He has broadened OECD’s membership with the accession of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Slovenia, and has made the Organisation more inclusive by strengthening its links with key emerging economies. Under his watch, the OECD is leading the effort to reform the international tax system, and to improve governance frameworks in anti-corruption and other fields. He has also heralded a new growth narrative that promotes the well-being of people, including women, gender and youth, and has scaled up the OECD contribution to the global agenda, including the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals.


    Pascale Dubois

    Vice President, Integrity, World Bank Group

    Pascale Dubois, a Belgian national, became the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice President on July 1, 2017. The Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) contributes to the World Bank’s core mission of promoting development and reducing poverty by ensuring that funds are used for their intended purposes -- through investigations, prevention and working on compliance with the private sector.


    Odile Renaud-Basso

    Director-General, French Treasury

    Odile Renaud Basso became the Director General of the French Treasury in 2016. She served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des Dépôts, Director of Savings Funds from September 2013 to June 2016, as well as serving as a Member of the Caisse des Dépôts Management Committees. From 2012 to 2013 Ms Renaud Basso served as Deputy Director of the Office of the Prime Minister. From 2010 to 2012 she served as the Deputy Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Council of the Office of the European Commission President.


    Frédéric Samama (Moderator)

    Co-Head of Institutional Clients Coverage, Amundi Asset Management

    Frédéric Samama, Co-Head Institutional Clients Coverage, joined Amundi in 2009. He is the founder of the SWF Research Initiative. Formerly, he oversaw Corporate Equity Derivatives within Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Banking in New York and Paris. During his tenure, he developed and implemented the first international leveraged employee share purchase program, a technology now widely used among French companies. He has advised the French Government in different areas (employee investing mechanisms, market regulation, climate finance, etc.) and has a long track record of innovation at the crossroads of finance and government policy. Over the past few years, his action has been focused on climate change with a mix of financial innovation, research and policy making recommendations. He is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and holds a diploma from Neomia Business School.


  • DATE: April 11, 2019
  • TIME: 2:00-3:30 PM
  • Where: Room J 1-050, World Bank J Building, 701 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20433