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Usha Rao-Monari Former Under-Secretary-General, UNDP interview with Ketan Patel – Force for Good

Usha Rao-Monari Former Under-Secretary-General, UNDP interview with Ketan Patel – Force for Good

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Video Archives Now Available: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Former Under Secretary General Usha Rao-Monari one-on-one interview with Show Host, Ketan Patel, “Force For Good”

ESG News releases Usha Rao-Monari Former Under Secretary General, UNDP one-on-one interview with Force for Good Host and Chairman Ketan Patel, live from London, England. 

Highlights – Usha Rao-Monari speaks to “Force For Good” About:

  • Why the SDGs are not being met
  • Why the world can and must meet the goals
  • The goals as an investment case
  • The public-private sector model and the importance of the UN
  • Why she remains optimistic that humanity will find the solution

Event Details:

Show: Force For Good
Guests: Usha Rao-Monari Former Under Secretary General, UNDP
Host: Ketan Patel
Original Release Dates: Nov 9, 2023
Location: London, England
Network: ESG News
Producer: Matt Bird
YouTube: Archive

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About Usha Rao-Monari

Usha Rao-Monari has had over 25 years of experience in finance and investment, with a focus on the infrastructure sector. She is currently a Senior Advisor to Blackstone’s Infrastructure Group. Prior to tha, she was Chief Executive Officer of Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone portfolio company. She spent the major part of her career at the International Finance Corporation, as Director of Sustainable Business Advisory, and Global Head of Utilities (water, waste, and gas), in the Infrastructure Department. Ms. Rao-Monari also worked in the petrochemical and manufacturing sectors with the IFC.

Ms. Rao-Monari has also held various Board and advisory positions:

Executive Board Member, Global Water Development Partners
Board Member on multiple IFC investee companies
Member, Veolia Board Committee on Sustainable Development
Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water
Chair, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Natural Capital
Chair, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Environmental and Natural Resource Security

About Ketan Patel

Chair of the Force for Good Platform and Initiative; CEO and Founder, Greater Pacific Capital; Formerly Goldman Sachs, Head of Strategic Group; Formerly Partner KPMG; Author of ‘The Master Strategist’ (Random House, 2005) 

Ketan established the Force for Good Initiative, leading its outreach and research and co-authored its inaugural report, ‘Capital as a Force for Good’, in December 2020, which examined 63 leading global financial institutions and engaged 30 as active participants, establishing the industry’s efforts to impact the world for good.

He was formerly a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and headed the Goldman Sachs Strategic Group. He has worked extensively in the US, Europe, China, Japan and India, providing strategic counsel to the bank’s leading corporate, investing and government client leaders.

Ketan co-founded and leads the investment firm, Greater Pacific Capital (GPC), which invests in high growth enterprises making an impact locally and internationally, profitably and sustainably. 

He also leads GPC’s research work, which focuses on peace, prosperity and freedom, including the rise and fall of civilisations, great power, the changing world order and the shape of the world to come, sustainability, mass inclusion and the eradication of slums.

Ketan is a fellow, trustee and board member of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), and worked with the UNWAAS Global Leadership Initiative, leading the future of finance initiative. He currently chairs the WAAS Global Referendum initiative. 

He is a member of the working group of the UN SDSN Senior Working Group on Joint Implementation of EGD and SDGs and also the Lancet Commission COVID 19 Green Recovery Task Force focused on Sustainable Finance. 

Ketan is the author of ‘The Master Strategist’ (Random House, 2005). 

He grew up in London and India and studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is an MBA and ACMA.

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