On Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Atlantic Council will host an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Scott Nathan, chief executive officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) on the DFC’s role in US efforts to advance global energy security and other strategic US priorities.  

In 2018, the US Congress passed the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development (BUILD) Act to boost US economic engagement in emerging economies, reinforce national security, and advance foreign-policy goals. Five years later, the DFC has leveraged its financial tools to support private sector investments in areas such as energy security, climate goals, global health, food security, digital infrastructure, and agriculture. Yet, there’s still untapped potential for DFC in promoting global energy security and other strategic priorities; and Congress is preparing to vote on reauthorizing the BUILD Act. 

The conversation with Nathan will delve into the DFC’s mandate and tools to attract more private capital into the energy sector. These include the financing of energy-related infrastructure projects and the diversification of clean energy supply chains—activities that hold potential to spur economic growth and propel development outcomes in the years ahead.   

This edition of #ACFrontPage, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, will take place in person at the Atlantic Council studios in Washington, DC. In-person attendance is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis through registration. The event will also be livestreamed on Atlantic Council TV, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter).

To register for this event, please complete the registration form on this page. For more information on getting to the Atlantic Council, please visit here.

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Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


Scott Nathan
Chief Executive Officer
US International Development Finance Corporation

Welcome remarks by

Moderated by

Amelia Lester
Executive Editor
Foreign Policy

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