Organized by UNDP, the Social Good Summit will have guests and artists from all over the world to promote a message of justice
Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Social Good Summit focuses on the challenges of the 2030s. With its art installations, musical performances and conferences, the Summit will take place in New York on the 17th of September, and will adjoin a Geneva chapter, on October 13th, of which Horyou, the social network for social good, is media partner.
In a rapidly changing world, the New York Summit will contemplate the future via a dynamic exploration of life by 2030, exploring ways and means to unlock the potential of technology in order to make the world a better place.
Famous personalities, including The Color Purple’s actress Cynthis Erivo and Game of Thrones’ actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, are on the list of confirmed guests. An Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards-winning actress and singer, Erivo has been outspoken about the power of using your name and reputation to promote racial and social justice causes. Best known as a member of the villainous Lannister family in Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for gender equality and climate change.
The two personalities will be joined on stage by a host of activists to introduce innovative solutions to global issues, that includes:
ElsaMarie D’Silva, CEO & Founder of Safecity
Rocky Duwani, Singer-Songwriter
Ronald de Jong, Executive Vice President at Philips & Chairman of the Philips Foundation
Erika Ender, Singer-Songwriter
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Kate Hampton, CEO of the Children Investment Fund Foundation
Munira Khalif, United Nations U.S. Youth Observer
Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Head of Sustainable Finance at UBS & Society
Rachel Kyte, CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary for Sustainable Energy for All
Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
David Miliband, President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee
Lawrence O’Donnell, Anchor of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Juliana Rotich, Co-Founder of BRCK & Ushahidi
Martha Isabel “Pati” Ruiz Corzo, Director of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P.
Horyou and the Social Good Summit Geneva
Horyou is media partner of SGSGeneva 2017, a closed door event targeting high level decision makers and impact finance, entrepreneurs, governments, international organizations and large private sector companies. It will be marked by networking sessions and discussions that should take the SDGs to a higher level. It will be hosted in Geneva, an important hub for sustainable finance.
More information about the Social Good Summit in New York on http://mashable.com/sgs/
The Social Good Summit in Geneva http://www.europe.undp.org/content/geneva/en/home/ourwork/social-good-summit.html
Horyou is the Social Network for Social Good, which connects, supports and promotes social initiatives, entrepreneurs, and citizens who help the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals to build a more harmonious and inclusive world. Horyou is also the host of SIGEF, the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan during the EXPO 2017, from 5-7 September. We invite you to Be the Change, Be Horyou!