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Annual Review 2023: Creating impact together

Wednesday 17 July 2024 – 9:30am to 11:45am

About this event

Join us for a special event to mark the publication of British International Investment’s (BII) 2023 Annual Review.

This is your chance to hear from our Chair, Diana Layfield and Chief Executive, Nick O’Donohoe, as they reflect on the previous year’s milestones, successes and challenges.

2023 marked 75 years of our long-term investment and partnership, which has helped countries build more sustainable and more secure futures for their people. As the UK’s development finance institution, we support the growth of sustainable economies that work for both people and planet. Through our investment we aim to create greater security for people, more jobs and opportunities, tax revenues for governments, and to combat the causes and effects of the climate emergency.

But we can’t achieve this impact alone. We work in partnership with many others: our investment partners, entrepreneurs, and the countries where we invest.

At the event, we’ll be joined by some of those partners, including business leaders from Africa and Asia, who have played a pivotal role in BII’s achievements over the last year.

Agenda and speakers

9:30 Welcome

  • Huma Yusuf, Director, Business Integrity and Corporate Governance, BII

9:35 Opening remarks

  • Diana Layfield, Chair, BII

9:45 Reflecting on 2023

  • Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, BII

10:00 Panel: Impact on people – partnerships to support those most in need.

  • Moderator: Colin Buckley, Managing Director and General Counsel, BII
  • Deep Karki, Director, Invest for Impact Nepal
  • Dr Snowy Khoza, Non-Executive Director, Gridworks
  • Jules Ndambu, Principal, Financial Services, Africa Resilience Investment Accelerator (ARIA)

10:40 Panel: Impact on the planet – partnerships to support climate innovation.

  • Moderator: Maria Smith, Chief Impact Officer, BII
  • Samir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer, SunCulture
  • Yida Kemoli, Managing Director, Africa, New Forests
  • Quentin Vaquette, Founding Partner, Wavemaker Impact

11:20 Audience Q&A

  • Moderator: Huma Yusuf, Director, Business Integrity and Corporate Governance, BII
  • Diana Layfield, Chair, BII
  • Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, BII

11:40 Closing remarks

11:45 Event ends

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About British International Investment

British International Investment (BII) is the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor with a mission to help solve the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation.

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Huma Yusuf

Director, Business Integrity, British International Investment

Diana Layfield

Chair, British International Investment

Nick O’Donohoe

CEO, British International Investment

Colin Buckley

General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, British International Investment

Maria Smith

Managing Director, Chief Impact Officer

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