Complimentary Webinar

The Critical Role of SMEs in Advancing the SDGs—
New Data & Insights

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10am-11am Pacific Time


SMEs play a crucial role in the growth of developing economies and are key to the success of the new Sustainable Development Goals. Choosing and supporting the right SME partners in your value chain is a critical component of your company helping to advance the SDGs.

What You Will Learn:

  • What role can SMEs play in advancing the new Sustainable Development Goals?
  • What are the latest trends on sustainable small and mid-sized businesses globally, including credit correlations?
  • Learn how to uncover the innovation potential of SMEs in your value chains.
  • Learn how your support of these companies can help spur growth of local economies, helping also to solve some of the world’s most critical issues.

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About The Speakers

Michele Bongiovanni is the founder and CEO of the social impact company, HealRWorld whose mission is to spur the growth of the circular economy through new data and insights on sustainable SMEs and offer a platform for action. Michele has over 20 years of experience in financial services, credit, strategy and online business development for leading brands such as Dow Jones, Merrill Lynch and Dun & Bradstreet.

Mark Aryaeenia is on the board of HealRWorld and a strategic partner to the company as CEO of Gavurin Ltd. Mark has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, finance, transformation and business strategy, including, supply chain, country risk, business risk and analytics through his numerous roles with Dun & Bradstreet, 3 Com and others.

Joe Vito is currently Chief Technology Advisor to HealRWorld and also in charge of technology transformation for EMC. He served as the UBS Global Head for Group Data Services Solution Delivery and Head of Wealth Management Solutions & Banking Products in America. Joe joined UBS in 2011 and with over 25 years of information technology and business development experience. Prior to joining UBS, Joe was Chief Technology Officer at Dun & Bradstreet and Charles Schwab US Trust, and spent over ten years in an enterprise software delivery role with Merrill Lynch, delivering industry leading client facing and desktop solutions. Born and raised in Westchester, New York, he is a graduate of Union College (BA) and Pace University (MBA).

Andrew Kahn — As Director of Business Development with Partnership Solutions at D&B, Andrew Kahn is responsible for creating new solutions for Dun & Bradstreet customers through partnerships. His focus is on Capital Markets, Regulatory Compliance and Sustainability Reporting. Since joining D&B in 1980, Mr. Kahn has held various roles on increasing responsibility. He began his career in the Data and Operations side of the business, as a business analyst covering high profile credit reports. In 1982, Mr. Kahn joined the sales team, progressing through various account management assignments from SME to large global accounts. He joined the Partnership Solutions team in 2009. Mr. Kahn holds a BA degree from the University of Maryland.



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