A group of former democratically elected heads-of-state from all over the world were in Little Rock on Monday and Tuesday as part of a conference on economic and political empowerment for women.
The dignitaries, members of the Club de Madrid and the P80 Group Foundation, brought their annual conference to Little Rock at the request of former President Bill Clinton.
“We all know that women empowerment has still a long way to go in several parts of the world, practically everywhere, and it’s an issue of growing importance,” Club de Madrid President Wim Kok, a former prime minister of The Netherlands tells Nathan Vandiver with our content partner, KUAR FM 89 News.
Members of the Club de Madrid also signed an accord called The Little Rock Accord, to encourage pension and sovereign wealth funds to direct their investments toward environmentally sustainable businesses in order to help fight climate change.
The accord was made with the P80 Group Foundation, a group which directs investment of pension and sovereign wealth funds according to Eugene Yun of South Korea, who signed the accord on behalf of the P80 Group.
“It is important that we’re able to work together, bringing together the world’s politicians — world statesmen — together with a large pool of capital that is available for climate finance,” Yun said.
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