Former UK Premier Gordon Brown to speak on financial stability at UNEP FI Global Roundtable

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Former UK Prime Minister and current Member of Parliament Gordon Brown will address global financial leaders during the UNEP FI Global Roundtable meeting on financial sustainability to take place in Washington D.C. this October.

Mr Brown, widely respected as the global leader who rallied the world’s financial policy-makers to respond collectively to the financial crisis of September 2008, will speak on financial stability, systemic risk and sustainability.

“With the full effects of the crash yet to be played out, we need to return the world to the high water mark of global cooperation achieved at the London G20 summit. That degree of coordination must be the beginning and not the end of what we achieve,” the former UK PM and longtime Chancellor of the Exchequer explained.

“By kick-starting this engagement on issues of systemic risk and financial sustainability with the United Nations community, my hope is to contribute to defining the new kind of thinking and action that we must embrace to address the challenges of a global economy when climate change, resource scarcity, commodity price volatility and income inequality, amongst other ongoing concerns, will set the future context for our finance sector and global capital markets,” Mr Brown said.

Other confirmed speakers at the GRT include Nassim Taleb, author of the best-selling book The Black Swan, and James Balsillie, co-CEO of Research in Motion.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear, and debate, their views on tomorrow’s economy.

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