The Exchange: Conversations for a Better Future

Conversation with Kristalina Georgieva and The Bahamas Central Bank Governor John Rolle, July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021

The Bahamas is the first country in the world to debut a central bank digital currency – the Sand Dollar – which helps connect the 700 islands across its territory. Countries around the world now look to the Bahamas for lessons as they explore issue their own digital currency to unlock the benefits of financial inclusion while carefully managing the risks.

Join this conversation between Central Bank Governor John Rolle and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva moderated by CNN’s Julia Chatterley as they explore fundamental questions about the future of money. Thursday, July 29, at 8:30 AM ET.

 

One-on-one conversation with Kristalina Georgieva and Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, April 30, 2021

Women are among the most affected by the COVID-19 crisis as they hold jobs predominantly in sectors that require face-to-face interaction and for which flexibility to work remotely is limited. They also carry most of the caregiving burden at home. Can policies help attenuate the impact of the crisis and support gender equality? Why is it important to fully integrate women in the workforce to achieve a fair and inclusive recovery from the crisis?

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will offer insights on how the COVID crisis threatens to roll back decades of progress for women, disproportionately impacting women’s incomes, employment, and education opportunities, while increasing the burden of unpaid care and the risks of gender-based violence from social isolation. The two leaders will discuss policies that not only help bring women back to work, but also advance gender equality.

One-on-one conversation with Kristalina Georgieva and architect of the Paris Climate Accords, Christiana Figueres, April 22, 2021

With the COP26 summit just months away, the IEA estimates global carbon emissions are surging and on course to reverse a large portion of last year’s reduction caused by the pandemic.

 

The architect of the Paris Climate Accords, Christiana Figueres, says we have entered the decisive decade to enact the transformations necessary for a liveable planet, with COP26 an important step. Join IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva for a virtual discussion withFigueresat 2:00 p.m. on April 22 on the role of leadership and personal responsibility in turning the tide on climate change.

 

One-on-one conversation with Kristalina Georgieva and Microsoft President Brad Smith | March 18, 2021

Technology has been a disruptive force throughout the COVID-19 crisis, accelerating trends towards greater automation while creating new pathways for collaboration and connection. High-profile breaches in cybersecurity have demonstrated that fighting cybercrime and reducing risk must be a shared undertaking across and inside countries. Microsoft President Brad Smith has said the tech sector needs to collaborate with governments to navigate these disruptions successfully.

Kristalina Georgieva joined Brad Smith on a virtual live conversation moderated by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi for an exploration of how economists and technologists can collaborate to lay the groundwork for a better future on Thursday, March 18 at 2:30 pm ET.

 

A Crisis Like No Other, July 30, 2020

The International Monetary Fund launched in 2020 a new series called The Exchange: Conversations for a Better Future.

A ‘Crisis Like No Other’ --our first conversation-- took a look at the impact of the pandemic on inequality, rising debt levels in emerging markets and low-income countries, and how countries could lay the groundwork for a more resilient economy.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva joined Eurasia Group’s President and Founder Ian Bremmer on a one-on-one conversation moderated by Foreign Policy's Managing Editor Ravi Agrawal on July 30, 2020.