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Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the Role of Japan (POSTPONED)

Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM (EDT)

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(Update)  Our event titled, "Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the Role of Japan" will not take place at this time per University guidelines in response to COVID-19.  Thank you for your kind understanding and support during this challenging time. We will update our event website as we learn more about the situation.

 

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the Role of Japan (POSTEPONED)


Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 12:30-1:45 PM (Lunch will be provided.)
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Cosponsor: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

 

 

Featuring:

Keiko Honda
Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar,
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University;
Former CEO and Former Executive Vice President,
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

 

Moderator:

Takatoshi Ito
Professor, SIPA, Columbia University;
Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds,
Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

 

What you will learn:

  • Innovations MDBs are currently undertaking to leverage the private sector
  • Challenges MDBs face facilitating ESG work with private investors
  • Japan’s role in transforming MDBs

 

Biography: 

Keiko Honda is an Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Until the end of October 2019, Honda was the Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group. MIGA supports cross-border equity investors and lenders by providing coverage against currency inconvertibility and transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, breach of contract, and non-honoring of financial obligations. Before joining MIGA, Honda was the first woman senior partner in Asia at McKinsey & Company, where she advised financial institutions on corporate finance and strategy and business development. Honda also served as a visiting associate professor at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School and as a professor at Waseda University Graduate School. Prior to that, Honda worked for Bain & Company and Lehman Brothers.

 

Honda holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer economics from Ochanomizu University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.

 

Lunch will be served. Advance registration is required. 

 

Contact: cjeb@gsb.columbia.edu 

 

Please kindly note the following:

  • Registration will begin at 12:00 pm. All guests must be seated by 12:30 pm. 
  • Please arrive early as seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration does not guarantee your admission. 
  • By attending, you consent to appearing in any photos or videos produced by the event organizer or affiliated third parties.
  • No personal recordings are allowed. 
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Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM (EDT)


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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of its chairman, Professor Hugh Patrick, and led currently by its director, Professor David E. Weinstein, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. CJEB is a research organization widely recognized for its vigorous research activities, international symposia, conferences, and lectures, held in New York City and Tokyo, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy. For more information visit www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb. For more information, go to http://www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb

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