Sustainable Finance (Access to Capital)


Cassius Butts
Regional Administrator for Region IV
Small Business Administration (SBA)
United States of America

Cas Coovadia
Managing Director
The Banking Association South Africa
South Africa

Carlo di Florio
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Strategy
United States of America




Session Leaders

Solomon Belette

Natasha Foreman Bryant
CEO, Managing Consultant
Foreman & Associates, LLC
United States of America

Sam Cherribi
Professor of Sociology
Emory University
United States of America

Natalie Cofield
President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital City African American Chamber
  of Commerce
United States of America 

Heather Foster
Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement
The White House
United States of America 

Council Member Kwanza Hall
Council District 2
City of Atlanta
United States of America

Craig Hudson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Summitt Consulting
United States of America

Theo Ratliff
Chairman and President
Theo Ratliff Foundation
United States of America

Erwin Reeves
CRA Officer & SBA Manager, Senior Vice President
Mechanics Bank
United States of America

Rodney Sampson, MBA
United States of America

The 2013 Global Summit working group sessions will provide private sector best practices and public sector policy building blocks necessary for expanding Silver Rights, free enterprise and capitalism for all. Working group sessions are led by co-chairs and session leaders in breakout salons where summit delegates, representing over twenty-five (25) countries from the; community, faith, private and government sectors will share thoughts and best practices under the theme Global Economic Recovery: How the Poor Can Help Save Capitalism.

The Global summit working group sessions will focus on “solutions-only” dialog that will result in promising ideas, strategies and policy recommendations to G20 leaders. The 2013 Global Summit working group session topics will consist of:

1. Banking the Unbanked: One Size Does Not Fit All
2. Making Finance Mobile:  Banking with Any Device, Anywhere for Everyone
3. Youth Economic Energy and Understanding the Entrepreneurship Paradigm
4. The True Cost of Disaster Preparedness – Unprepared and Prepared
5. Building a Framework for Change Through Philanthropy
6. Sustainable Finance (Access to Capital)
7. The Power of Good Credit, (Growing jobs in emerging markets)
8. Building Wealth through Homeownership, Post Crisis


Sustainable Finance (Access to Capital)

Managing the challenges, of the global financial crisis, has generated a large amount of academic and policy debate. The academic community is just beginning to understand the lessons to be learned from this crisis. Policy changes are not possible without framing and understanding the issue(s).
A major area of concern is the stability of a financial system.  In current and future economic climates, a financial system is only sustainable when it is considered solvent and stable. Conversely, concerns over the impact of each individual financial institution’s actions, exposes the need for a stable financial system for overall financial sustainability.

The role of finance in economic growth and development:
 Does financial market development matter? Are there differences between market- and bank-based systems? What financial instruments and institutions matter most? Is there an optimal level of competition in banking?
International capital flows and foreign direct investment:
Do foreign capital flows serve as a substitute or complement for domestic financial development? What are the consequences of flow volatility i.e. during times of crisis? Does flow  anti-cyclicality lead to domestic instability?