In this edition of Transition talks, we are joined by Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the 48th President of Costa Rica, to discuss the power of data, in particular how a Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which goes beyond simple monetary measures, was used to great effect in tackling poverty in Costa Rica. We discuss the importance of public/private partnerships, and how the private sector can play its part, embracing these measures to understand challenges which employees face, as well as removing risk from global supply chains. This wide-ranging and fascinating conversation also covers oceans and natural capital, in particular the President’s decision to be one of the first countries in the world to adopt a net zero target for 2050, and very topically, how this can be balanced with the ‘Just Transition’ in a world of pressing needs and limited fiscal headroom, by looking holistically at benefits rather than just costs.
Host: Jason Channell, Head of Sustainable Finance, Citi Global Insights
Featuring: President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Former President of Costa Rica
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