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PwC partner and International Development and Forensics Leader, shares insights on stability and development at Global Solutions Summit

#Kingston, June 1, 2018 – Jamaica – PwC partner and International Development and Forensics Leader for the Caribbean, Jessica Shannon, joined leading think tanks from around the world including global policy-makers, business leaders and constructive NGOs for the Global Solutions Summit on May 28 and 29 in Berlin, Germany.

Jessica was among 12 PwC delegates from around the globe contributing to ten task forces set up to reflect T20, and ultimately, G20 priorities this year.  She was part of a task force comprised of global specialists assembled to design solutions in the area of “An International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development.” Jessica specifically provided perspectives on the need to design resilient financial and economic structures for vulnerable and disaster prone countries, a high-priority challenge across the Caribbean.

Jessica Shannon said, “PwC in the Caribbean is delighted to have been among the delegates contributing to the Summit.  The global themes are well in-line with our own actions in creating common purpose. We’re asking important questions about how economies can more effectively deliver benefits for society and the role of business in this process.  PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We therefore see our participation and the papers my colleagues and I have prepared for the Summit to be an important part of the global dialogue on issues, which impact all of us.”

The Global Solution Summit mandated by the German G20 Presidency addressed major G20 topics including the future of work, infrastructure for sustainable development, food security and international economic governance. As a global sponsor and with participating delegates, PwC has been able to provide its professional insights to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

High-level speakers included German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and other high-ranking representatives of G20 governments, as well as Nobel Laureates George Akerlof and Edmund Phelps, and leading officials from organisations such as the OECD, United Nations, and the World Bank.



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