2:00 pm EDT - 3:45 pm EDT

Past Event

Public Private Partnerships: A Conversation with Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen

Friday, October 10, 2014

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

Brookings Institution
Saul Room/Zilkha Lounge

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Over the past decade the private sector has come to be seen as an increasingly essential partner in promoting economic growth and reducing global poverty around the world. Both governments and civil society now find the financial and intellectual contributions of the private sector to be critical, and the growth of public private partnerships in which all parties participate and share responsibilities in a common effort reflects this.

On October 10, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings will host a discussion with Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen. The Minister will discuss Denmark’s experience in the movement to work with public private partnerships, current opportunities and challenges, and the broader dynamics of corporate social responsibility. Following his remarks, the Minister will join a panel discussion with Philip Armstrong, head of the global corporate governance forum at the International Finance Corporation, Tara Nathan, executive director of public private partnerships at MasterCard, and John Morton, chief of staff to the president at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Brookings Senior Fellow George Ingram will moderate.

After the presentation, the panelists will take questions from the audience.