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March 2021

Investment Outlook 2021

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via Zoom connection)

The 1818 Society Global Finance Group (GFG) is pleased to invite members of the society to attend a virtual presentation on Investment Outlook 2021. The presentation will cover the general financial market outlook including likely performance of major asset classes. Keynote speakers: Dr. Ivan Zelenko - Director and Chief Investment Officer, Deputy Pension Finance Administrator-Pension and Endowments Department.  Ivan Zelenko is Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Pension and Endowments Department at the World Bank. The Department manages about…

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CGIAR at 50 – Evolution, Reforms, Reflections

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A presentation by the Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group   Summary: The event will present a graphic overview of the 50 years, focusing on multiple parameters including, centers, donors and finance. Evolution of the mission of the CGIAR will be described illustrating its increasing complexity. The leadership role the World Bank and the Technical Advisory Committee have played during the initial decades will be shown, along with the changing leadership roles over the decades. Governance principles for the first…

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The World Bank Articles of Agreement Over Time

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
(via WebEx Connection Only)

  Did you know the World Bank has three birthdays? The first was at Bretton Woods Conference in July 1944 where 44 nations came together to envision a peaceful and prosperous world after the Second World War, and where the World Bank’s Articles of Agreement were drafted. The second was the ratification of the Articles of Agreement 18 months later in December 1945, demonstrating the commitment of countries to the mission of the organization. The third was the first day…

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