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Augusto Lopez-Claros delivered two keynote presentations at the Australian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney, during the period December 12-14. On December 13 he spoke on "The Problems with Rising Income Inequality" and on December 14 the title of his lecture was: "Dangerous Disparities: The Global Crisis of Gender Inequality." He was also interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Reykjavik, Iceland, November 30, 2017
Augusto Lopez-Claros attended the Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik and participated in a panel discussion on November 30 on economic and legal dimensions of gender inequality. In the photo are shown Linabelle Ruth Villarica, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Philippines, Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society, and Hagar Hajjar Chemali, CEO of Greenwich Media Strategies and the panel's moderator. Senator Rose Conway-Walsh from the Republic of Ireland (not shown) also participated in the discussion.

Jerusalem, June 20, 2017
Augusto Lopez-Claros speaks at the Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economics and Society on "Improving the Business Environment: An International Perspective", Jerusalem, Israel, June 20, 2017. Also shown with Governor of the Central Bank of Israel, Karnit Flug.

Brussels, March 8, 2017
Augusto Lopez-Claros speaks to the Gender Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels on International Women's Day, March 8, 2017, during a session titled: “Women's Economic Empowerment and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals." Also pictured are Mr. Jordi Sole, member of the European Parliament and chair of the session and Ms Alia El-Yassir, from UN-Women.
--Photo credits: Flavio Facioni--

Stockholm, Sweden, January 19, 2017
Augusto Lopez-Claros speaks on “Promoting Private Sector Development in the World and the Doing Business Indicators” at an event hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 19, 2017. His presentation was followed by a panel discussion with the participation of: John Ecklund, managing director of the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum; Leif Johansson, chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA); Lena Sellgren, chief economist of Business Sweden; and MP Jennie Nilsson, chairman of the Committee of Industry and Trade.

Sydney, Australia, December 14-15, 2016

Augusto Lopez Claros delivers two keynote presentations at the Australian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney on December 14 and 15, 2016. In addition to presenting the main results of the Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All report on December14, he also delivered a keynote dinner speech to conference participants on December 15 where he spoke about the human rights, economic, ethical and security dimensions of gender inequality.

Panama City, Panama, December 2, 2016

Augusto Lopez-Claros addresses the XXXII General Assembly of the Latin American Parliament on the topic of
"Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals While Reducing Inequalities in and Among Countries", Panama City, December 2, 2016. 
Video Presentation (Spanish).

Stockholm, Sweden, October 4, 2016
Augusto Lopez Claros participates in an Open Forum hosted by Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom at the Rosenbad Conference Center in Stockholm discussing how to make full human rights for women a reality by 2025. Also participating in the panel was Dr. Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, 4 October 2016.

Cologne, Germany, March 18, 2016

Augusto Lopez-Claros gave a keynote presentation at the World Business Dialogue in Cologne, Germany, on March 18, 2016 titled “Interdependence, Cooperation and the Emergence of Global Institutions.” He also participated in a panel debate on “Doing Good by Doing Business” that included Dr. Thomas Pogge, professor of philosophy and international affairs at Yale University; Liam Condon, member of the management board for Bayer AG; and Gurnek Bains, chairman of YSC.

United Nations Headquarters, New York, March 15, 2016

Augusto Lopez-Claros participates in the conference “The Power of Legislation for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development” organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women on March 15, 2016, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, in the chamber of the Economic and Social Council. Joining him in the session “The Status of Discriminatory Laws Worldwide” are Yoko Hayashi, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; Beatrice Duncan, Justice and Constitutional Advisor, Leadership and Governance, UN Women; and Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director, Equality Now.

Sydney, Australia, December 16-17, 2015

Augusto Lopez-Claros delivering two keynote addresses at the 28th Australian Finance and Banking Conference in Sydney, organized by the Business School of the University of New South Wales and its Institute of Global Finance. On December 16, 2015 he presented the latest findings of the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency. On December 17 he spoke on Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality, while presenting the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2016 Report.

Washington DC, December 9, 2015

Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Kaushik Basu, World Bank Chief Economist and Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of the Global Indicators Group during the inaugural session of the 2015 Migration and the Development Agenda conference hosted in Washington DC by the World Bank and the European Union Luxembourg Presidency of the EU, December 9, 2015.

Brussels, Belgium, November 2014

Augusto Lopez-Claros makes a presentation of the main results of the World Bank's report "Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency" to the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels,
November 6, 2014.

Thimplu, Bhutan, March 2014
Augusto Lopez-Claros with Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, Minister of Economic Affairs of Bhutan, at the outset of the Better Business Summit 2014: Competitiveness Through Collaboration, held in Thimplu, Bhutan, 26-28 March 2014. Augusto made 3 presentations during the Summit in sessions focused on "Making Business Easy", "Women in Business" and "Accelerating Entrepreneurship." He also held a workshop on Bhutan's Doing Business indicators with senior government officials.
Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk and Augusto Lopez-Claros, Bhutan

Stockholm, March 2014
Augusto Lopez-Claros, Stockholm, 10 March 2014
Stockholm, 10 March 2014
Augusto Lopez-Claros presenting the World Bank report "Sweden's Business Climate: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs through Improved Regulations"
at the Swedish Ministry of Finance in Stockholm on March 10. 2014. Also speaking at the event were (from left to right), Professor Magnus Henrekson,
Finance Minister Anders Borg, and Enterprise Minister Annie

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, March 2014

Augusto Lopez-Claros spoke on the topic, "Europe after the Crisis: Long-Term Challenges," at a conference at the Harvard Business School, on 2 March 2014,
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The other speaker was Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, former Prime Minister of Poland and presently Chairman of the Economic
Council to the Prime Minister of Poland. Marco Magnani, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, moderated the discussion.

Amsterdam, December 2013

Presentation and interview on findings of the Doing Business Report 2014, at the Room for Discussion session, University of Amsterdam, on 5 December 2013.
In the photo bottom right, with interviewers Yannick Déjean and Donald Kreiken. Link to presentation and interview video on YouTube.
London, September 2013
Women for Women Conference, UK, Sep2013
Women for Women Conference, UK, Sep2013
Presentation on Bridging the Gap: The Gender Impact of the Rule of Law and Its Application, Women for Women Conference 2013, a joint conference by Women for Women International and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, 27 September 2013.
London, September 2013
Women, Business and Law Report 2014, London, 24 September 2013
Augusto Lopez-Claros at Marlborough House, London
Launch of the World Bank's Women, Business and the Law Report 2014, at Marlborough House, London,
September 24, 2013.
Stockholm, May 2013
At Swedish Schoo of Economics Sweden Press Conference
Above: Press Conference with Minister of Finance Anders Borg and Minister of
Enterprise Annie Lööf at the Ministry of Finance. The event was held in
Stockholm, Sweden, on 23 May 2013.

Left: Talk given at the Stockholm School of Economics, on 23 May 2013. The title of the presentation was: "Ten Years of Doing Business: Lessons and Challenges".
Washington, DC, April 2013
Women Financial Inclusion

Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of Global Indicators & Analysis, spoke at "Women and Financial Inclusion: Where Do We Stand?" at the World Bank, Preston Auditorium, on 21 April 2013.
London, August 2012
FT Global Business Leaders Day
Speakers at the Financial Times Global Business Leaders Day, London, England,
8 August 2012. The panel discussed the topic: The Economic Outlook:
Finding Opportunity in Today's Changing Economic Environment
Left to right: Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, London Business
School and President, Centre for Economic Policy Research; Julian Callow,
Managing Director, Head of International Economics, Barclays Capital;
Harry Samuel, CEO, Europe, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets;
Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director, Global Indicators and Analysis, The World
Bank and International Finance Corporation; Moderated by
Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times.

Augusto Lopez-Claros, Financial Times Global Business
Leaders Day panelist. Financial Times, in partnership with
the Government of Canada, brought together in London
on 8 August 2012 international business leaders, senior
economists and government officials to discuss the global
economic outlook, with a focus on the opportunities,
challenges and prospects for investment.
Beijing, May 2010

Augusto Lopez-Claros gives keynote presentation, Competitiveness, Innovation and the Future of Latin America, at the Pan American Surety Association XXII General Assembly, Beijing, China, May 24, 2010.

Photo credits:
China National Investment & Guarantee Co.

In photos above: fellow speakers share a light-hearted moment; Lopez-Claros addressing the General Assembly.
Mexico City, April 2010
at Microsoft Public Sector Leaders Forum 29 April 2010

Augusto Lopez-Claros delivers keynote speech,
Partnering with the Private Sector to Meet the
Challenges Posed by the Global Economic Crisis,

at Microsoft's Public Sector Leaders Forum for
Latin America and the Caribbean,
Mexico City, 29 April 2010.

Photo credit: Microsoft
Augusto Lopez-Claros speaks at the International
Finance Corporation Euro Finance Week Conference, "Moving from Crisis to Growth: Restructuring Global Markets", 19 November 2009, Frankfurt, Germany.
Frankfurt, 19 November 2009
Augusto Lopez-Claros Euro Finance Week Conf.
Istanbul, 13 November 2009
Augusto Lopez-Claros in Istanbul, Turkey
Augusto Lopez-Claros, Istanbul, Turkey
Augusto Lopez-Claros delivers the keynote presentation, "Innovation and Competitiveness Against the Background of the Global Financial Crisis", at the 5th Competitiveness Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, November 13, 2009.
Madrid, 7 November 2009
Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, 7 November 2009
Augusto Lopez-Claros gives the keynote presentation, "Redefining Value for Society", at the Social Responsibility Forum: Redesigning Capitalism and the Business Case for Sustainability, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain, on 7 November 2009.
Augusto Lopez-Claros at the European Business School Symposium in Frankfurt, Germany, September 19, 2009, discusses economic reforms necessary to address the consequences of climate change. Fellow panellists included Professor Dr. Kurt Lauk, Member of the European Parliament and President of the Economic Council of the Christian Democratic Party, Dr. Sven Hansen, Chief Investment Officer with Good Energies, Dr Ulrich Schroder, Chairman of the Managing Board of KfW, and Dr. John Brenninkmeijer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, NYCON Energy.
Frankfurt, 19 September 2009
EBS Frankfurt 19 September 2009
Kuala Lumpur, 18 May 2009
Asian World Summit, Kuala Lumpur
John Assaraf, CEO, OneCoach; Augusto Lopez-Claros; Dr. Kim Hak-Su, Chairman,
Asian Economic Community Foundation; Professor Masahito Kawai, Dean, Asian
Development Bank Institute; and Angus Whitley, Bloomberg News, discuss the
economic outlook for Asia, the future of the dollar, and the prospects for a strengthening
of Asian economic integration against the background of the global financial crisis.
Asian World Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18-19 May 2009.
Photo credit: Asian World Summit
Washington, DC, March 2009
at Microsoft GLF 25 March 2009
Augusto Lopez-Claros delivers keynote speech,
Institutions, Education, Governance and the Role of Technology as Drivers of Innovation,
at Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum,
Washington, DC, 25 March 2009.

Photo credit: Microsoft
Oxford, England, January 2009
James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford
Augusto Lopez-Claros discusses what a new Bretton Woods Conference
would mean for the world's financial system at the James Martin 21st Century 
School, University of Oxford, 29 January 2009.
Photo credit: Hamid Jahanpour
Oxford, January 2009
James Martin 21st Century School
Augusto Lopez-Claros guest speaker
at the James Martin 21st Century School
Photo credit: Hamid Jahanpour

Copenhagen, October 2008
Danica Pensions Client Conference, Copenhagen
Augusto Lopez-Claros addresses the Danica Pensions
Client Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark,
28 October 2008, on the theme of: "The Global
Economic Situation: Risks and Opportunities
for the Business Community."
Photo credit: Jens Dige

London, September 2008

Augusto Lopez-Claros at Emerging Markets Summit 2008
Augusto Lopez-Claros delivers keynote address:
"Future Prospects for Developing Markets"
at the Emerging Markets Summit 2008:
"A New Economic Reality for Global Businesses"
organized by The Economist
London, 24 September 2008.
Photo credit:  Marzena Ostromecka

Frankfurt, September 2008
Augusto Lopez-Claros at EBS Symposium, Frankfurt, September 2008
Augusto Lopez-Claros delivers keynote address:
"The EU Needs a New Business Model" at the 19th
Annual European Business School Symposium,
Frankfurt, Germany, 19 September 2008.
Photo credit: Omid Scheybani
Frankfurt, September 2008
Speakers at EBS Symposium, Frankfurt, September 2008
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Gerke, EBS; Dr. Reint Gropp, professor of Financial Economics and Taxation, EBS; Augusto Lopez-Claros; and Dietrich Becker, Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners, discuss developments and prospects for global financial markets during the 19th Annual European Business School Symposium,
Frankfurt, Germany, 19 September 2008.

Photo credit: Omid Scheybani

Miami, Florida, April 2008
Augusto Lopez-Claros at Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum
Augusto Lopez-Claros delivers keynote speech,
Innovation for Social and Economic Development,
at Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum,
Miami, Florida, 3 April 2008.

Photo credit: Pablo Garcia

Moscow, January 2008
Raghurm Rajan and Augusto Lopez converse at Troika Forum
Professor Raghuram Rajan, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and Augusto Lopez-Claros, during Troika's Russia Forum 2008 press conference, Moscow, January 30.
Photo credit: Dimitry Ovchinnikov
Moscow, January 2008
Augusto Lopez-Claros at TV interview in Moscow
Augusto Lopez-Claros interviewed on Russian television, discussing the short-term outlook for the global economy, Moscow, Russian Federation, January 30, 2008.
Photo credit: Dimitry Ovchinnikov

Royal Society of Arts, London, 29 November 2007
Augusto Lopez-Claros addressing DARA at HRI Presentation
Augusto Lopez-Claros presents the main findings of DARA's The Humanitarian
Response Index 2007: Measuring Commitment to Best Practice
during its official launch in London.

Photo credit: DARA
Augusto Lopez answers a question at DARA conference
Responding to a question during the public launch of The
Humanitarian Response Index 2007
at the Royal
Society of Arts, London, 29 November 2007

Photo credit: DARA
Panelists at DARA conference
Panelists Augusto Lopez-Claros, Pierre Schori, Kofi
Annan, Silvia Hidalgo, and Matthew Taylor (not shown)
during the launch of The Humanitarian Response
Index 2007
in London, 29 November 2007

Photo credit: DARA

Augusto Lopez-Claros HRI Presentation
Royal Society of Arts, London, 29 November 2007
Augusto Lopez-Claros discusses aspects of The Humanitarian Response Index 2007
at its official launch. Other panelists are Pierre Schori, former Minister of Development
Cooperation for Sweden and Director General, FRIDE; Kofi Annan, former
Secretary General of the United Nations and President of the Global Humanitarian
Forum; Silvia Hidalgo, Director of DARA; and Matthew Taylor,
Director, Royal Society of Arts.

Photo credit: DARA

Moscow, 2007
Augusto Lopez-Claros before the Kremlin 2007
In front of the Kremlin,
Moscow, Russia, winter 2007

Photo credit: Dimitry Ovchinnikov

Seoul, 20 November 2007
Young-Rok Cheong, Augusto Lopez, and Fan Gang
Young-Rok Cheong, Chair, The Korea China
Economic Forum and Professor, Graduate School of
International Studies, Seoul National University;
Augusto Lopez-Claros; and Fan Gang, Director,
National Economic Research Institute - China Reform Foundation, during the Mirae Asset Securities
Investment Forum 2007, Seoul, Korea -
Insight on Global Change.

Photo credit: Tommy Tam


Seoul, 20 November 2007
Jung-Ho Rhee, Augusto Lopez, Fan Gang, Young-Rok Cheong
Jung-Ho Rhee, Head of Research, Mirae Asset Securities;
Augusto Lopez-Claros; Fan Gang, Director, National
Economic Research Institute; Young-Rok Cheong,
The Korea - China Economic Forum, at the Mirae
Asset Securities Investment Forum 2007.

Photo credit: Tommy Tam 

Frankfurt, September 2007
18th EBS Symposium
Speaking at the 18th European Business School Symposium, Frankfurt, Germany,
September 21, 2007, on the relevance for the rest of the world of the
EU's model of economic and political integration.

Moscow, November 2006
Augusto Lopez-Claros
With former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar,
in Moscow, during a meeting to discuss Russian
economic policy and related transition issues.

Tel Aviv, December 2006
Augusto Lopez-Claros at Israel Buisness Conference, 2006
Appeared as a keynote speaker at the
Israel Business Conference 2006,
held in Tel Aviv on 9-11 December.

Photo credit: Israel Business Conference


Santiago, Chile 2006

Augusto Lopez-Claros with authors at Fundación País Digital Chile 2006
Together with co-authors of the Chilean chapter of the "Global Information
Technology Report 2006", directors of Fundación País Digital Carlos Álvarez,
Senator Alejandro Foxley, Constanza Capdevila, Senator Fernando Flores.
(not pictured, Andrés Navarro)

Photo credit: Fundación País Digital

Geneva, 2006
Augusto Lopez-Claros speaks at Global Competitiveness Report, Geneva 2006-2007
Presenting the results of the Global
Competitiveness Report 2006-2007,
Geneva, Switzerland.

Photo credit: World Economic Forum

Beijing, 2006
Augusto Lopez-Claros at China Business Summit 2006
China Business Summit, Beijing
Photo credit: World Economic Forum


London, 16 May 2005
Augusto Lopez-Claros and Cherie Blair
Discussion with Cherie Booth, wife of British Prime Minister
Tony Blair, at the launch of the Global Gender Gap Report.
Marlborough House, London, 16 May 2005.

Photo credit: World Economic Forum

Brussels, 2005
Augusto Lopez-Claros at Club of Rome meeting in Brussels 2005
During a visit to Brussels, 14 April 2005, to deliver
The Aurelio Peccei Lecture, The Club of Rome,
Belgium Academy of Sciences

Photo credit: Daniel Schaubacher

New Delhi, 2005
Augusto Lopez-Claros at India Economic Summit 2005
India Economic Summit, New Delhi, 2005
Opening Plenary Session moderated by BBC's Nik Gowing. Augusto Lopez-Claros presents a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian economy.

Photo credit: World Economic Forum


Santiago, Chile, 19 October 2004

Augusto Lopez-Claros and Sylvie Naville meet Chilean President Ricardo Lagos
Chilean President Ricardo Lagos meets with Augusto Lopez-Claros and Sylvie
Naville, Associate Director of the World Economic Forum for Latin America,
following seminar presentation "Chile: The Next Stage of Development".

Photo credit: Presidencia de la República de Chile - Alex Ibáñez, photographer
Augusto Lopez-Claros and Michael Porter at WEF GCR 2004-2005  
New York, October 2004
Speaking, with Harvard professor Michael Porter,
at the World Economic Forum launch of the Global
Competitiveness Report 2004-2005.

Photo credit: World Economic Forum


Warsaw, April 2004
Augusto Lopez-Claros moderating panel at World Economic Summit, Warsaw 2004
Moderating a session at the World Economic Summit on The Lisbon Agenda
in Warsaw, Poland, April 2004. Participating on the panel are (left to right):
Elizabeth Padmore, Partner and Director, Policy and Corporate Affairs,
Accenture, United Kingdom; Augusto Lopez-Claros; Leszek Balcerowicz,
Governor of the National Bank of Poland; Larens Jan Brinkhorst, Minister of
Economic Affairs of the Netherlands; and (not shown) Leif Pagrotsky,
Minister of Trade and Industry of Sweden.

Photo credit: World Economic Forum

Warsaw, April 2004
Augusto Lopez-Claros with Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
Discussing a point with Larens Jan Brinkhorst, Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, during the World Economic Summit in Warsaw, Poland, April 2004.
Photo credit: World Economic Forum

La Paz, Bolivia, September 2002
Augusto Lopez-Claros at Banco Central de Bolivia 2002
Keynote lecture, "Argentina, Brazil, the International
Monetary Fund and the Future of the
International Financial System,"
Central Bank of Bolivia, September, 2002

Photo credit: Banco Central de Bolivia

Visit of Carl Sagan at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., 18 May 1990

Augusto Lopez-Claros with Carl Sagan 1990
Augusto Lopez-Claros introduced world-renowned astronomer, educator, author, and pioneer
in exobiology Dr. Carl Sagan
before an audience of over 400 IMF staff members. During
the meeting, Dr. Sagan
noted the risks to the environment associated with global warming.
Photo credit: Denio Zara


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