FII PRIORITY summits are more than just gatherings of forward-thinking leaders — they are engines for action, hosted on six continents in cities that are driving the trends that will shape humanity’s collective future. Global figures convene to translate the pressing issues attracting global attention into concrete strategies. More than reflecting on the status quo, the Summits’ agendas encompass topical issues on a macro scale, plotting the course from today’s challenges to tomorrow’s touchstones. Anchored by the FII Institute’s groundbreaking PRIORITY Compass report, which reveals the key priorities of individuals worldwide. The FII PRIORITY experience also reflects the FII Institute’s three pillars: THINK, XCHANGE and ACT.
The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute presents “The New Compass” — an interactive program designed to help investors recalibrate the pathways for their companies and for the global economy, while developing new strategies for understanding the greatest challenges and opportunities of this new era. Now in its 7th Edition the FII invites the world’s leading investors, business leaders, policymakers, inventors, and explorers to come together to discover the new markets and navigate new frontiers of economic growth and prosperity.
FII PRIORITY is a program powered by FII Institute, consisting of summits, initiatives, and resolutions anchored by the Institute’s FII PRIORITY Compass, focused on humanity’s priorities, concerns, and hopes. The summit is designed to deliver impactful change by transforming ideas into tangible solutions.
Previous summits have been hosted in New York, London, and Miami, and this will be the first FII PRIORITY summit coming to Asia, in partnership with The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX).
An event where Humanity is the Priority. This year, it will take place in Miami on the 30th and 31st of March 2023 and is set to discuss the priorities in the minds and hearts of all individuals from every age, background, and culture, across all continents. The summit will continue the dialogue that was first started after the results of a worldwide survey titled the ‘PRIORITY Report’.
WHAT IS HUMANITY’S HIGHEST PRIORITY?
- Physical Health
- Mental Health
- Safety and Security
- Food, Nutrition, and Water Supply
- Financial Security and Meaningful Work
- Love, Relationships, Family, and Community
- Migration and Inclusive Societies
- Nature and the Environment
- Exploration and Learning
- Art, Entertainment, and Leisure
- Identity, Spirituality, and Sustainable Happiness
WHAT IS THE ROADMAP TO HUMANITY’S HIGHEST PRIORITY?
- What new institutions and frameworks are required to realize humanity’s top Priority?
- How can divergent communities learn to understand and support each other to achieve that Priority?
- How can humanity create more opportunities towards realizing that Priority?
- How can technology and innovation help us achieve that Priority?
- What will enable political, economic, business and cultural leaders to Prioritize?
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF LEADERS, THINKERS, AND ENGAGED CITIZENS
Heads of State
Leaders in Finance and Investment
Heads of Multilateral Institutions
Founders and Entrepreneur
University and Think Tank Experts
Futurists, Scientists, and Visionaries
A SERIES OF PLATFORMS TO IMPACT HUMANITY
Inclusive ESG in Emerging Markets
London, United Kingdom
New York City, United States
FII 6th Edition, Invest in Humanity: Enabling a New Global Order
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Welcome to the sixth edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII), powered by the Future Investment Initiative Institute. FII will be held in Riyadh from 25-27 October 2022 and will convene the world’s foremost CEOs, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs, and young leaders to shape the future of international investment and the global economy.
Last year’s theme—Invest in Humanity—continues to guide our thinking for this year’s FII. Economic opportunities abound across every continent—but supply shocks, inflation, a global energy crisis, and geopolitical conflicts present deep challenges.
This year’s FII will include in-depth conversations about new pathways for global investment; analysis of critical industry trends; and unparalleled networking among CEOs, world leaders, and experts. We invite you to share your ideas at the frontier of this new world.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has become one of the most important forces in global business today, with ESG assets slated to reach USD $53 trillion by 2025, comprising a third of global AUM. While new frameworks and rating mechanisms continue to proliferate, there are still many outstanding questions about how to effectively implement ESG in emerging markets each with their own specific economic, social, and cultural dynamics. As global businesses and investors seek to urgently align sustainability with financial performance focused on new economic and environmental priorities, there are many competing perspectives on how to approach these issues.
A PLAN OF ACTION
During this critical time, the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute has set out to develop a more direct, robust road map for the future of ESG, particularly in emerging markets. To support this important work, the Institute will convene a community of Global Heads of Sustainability, ESG, and Stewardship; CEOs; government officials; social innovators; thought leaders; and other experts to engage in vital conversations that will shape the future of the global ESG agenda, and support investors with the tools and knowledge to drive sustainable, alpha-generating investment strategies.
A ROADMAP FOR ESG IN EMERGING MARKETS
Leveraging its THINK, XCHANGE, and ACT platforms, the Institute aims to: (1) increase awareness of the shortcomings of current ESG standards and their impact on global sustainability; (2) advocate for an inclusive and equitable application of ESG; and (3) bring together key stakeholders to improve implementation globally. We expect this effort to unite the global community in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourage international investment.
AN INFLUENTIAL COMMUNITY OF GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS, INVESTORS, INNOVATORS, AND ADVOCATES
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF IN-PERSON PLATFORMS TO ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT
A SUMMIT IN TWO PARTS
The Future of ESG
- The Transition to a Green Economy: Why Focusing on Emerging Markets is Paramount
- How to Empower Global Next Gen Leaders to Promote ESG Initiatives
- The Rise of the Real Economy: Where Emerging Markets Fit Into the Broader Economic Context
- In Search of Alpha: Investor-Tested Strategies for Doing Well by Doing Good
The Future of Sustainability
- Moving from Divestment to Engagement: Why Exclusion Isn’t the Optimal Answer
- The Road to COP27: Shaping a Sustainable Finance R(evolution)
- How Technology Innovations are Driving Critical Progress in Sustainability
- Money and Power: The Race to Net Zero Emissions by 2050
WORLD-LEADING SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL INVESTMENT FOR HUMANITYIn January 2021, the Future Investment Initiative Institute hosted a hybrid virtual and physical gathering of CEOs and policymakers to celebrate a neo-renaissance of the global economy. Now, as our new collective future begins to take shape, it is more important than ever for this community to organize around the central challenge of our time — how to Invest in Humanity. For many at the top of the economic pyramid, the pandemic unleashed new sources of wealth and economic growth. For others, it brought widespread social and economic challenges. Structural inequalities between rich and poor and developed and emerging economies are unsustainable. How can leaders from business and government leverage the transformations of the past year to ensure progress, prosperity, and opportunity for all? Join us to participate in shaping a prosperous, sustainable future for Humanity.
Alongside the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), this hybrid event on the topic of “Health is Wealth” will convene the world’s most prominent governmental and corporate leaders to address the pressing issues of today: the future of health, pandemic responses, biotechnology, and more. COVID-19 has transformed the world as we know it: the global economy shrunk by approximately 4%, mobility came to an abrupt standstill, millions of people were pushed into extreme poverty, and weaknesses in our global health systems were harshly exposed. Amidst the extreme challenges experienced by the world over the past year and a half, the pandemic has propelled global leaders forward toward finding solutions to these complex issues. Now is the moment to charter a path toward more equitable, sustainable, and resilient health systems.