The United in Diversity High-Level Leaders Roundtable on “Blended Finance and Innovation for Better Business Better World” held in Washington, DC on Oct 12, was co-hosted by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and Host of 2018 IMF WB Annual Meetings, in partnership with International Chamber of Commerce, Business and Sustainable Development Commission, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Leadership Council, and United in Diversity Foundation.

The High-Level Leaders Roundtable event is part of a series of preparatory meetings in the run-up to the 2018 IMF-WB Annual Meetings to be held in Bali next year. The event brought together over 40 distinguished global leaders from governments, finance and innovation sectors to explore key issues around blended finance and innovation and how to make effective use of the considerable work that is in progress by various entities such as the World Bank, IFC, IMF, OECD, WEF and BSDC. The event was opened with a speech by H.E. Luhut Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia