Climate Change

An exhibition inaugurated this week in Barcelona discusses the influence of human behavior on Earth and casts a different light on our world

It’s 2100 and we have a very, very different world. There is no food for all and water is an overpriced good. Lands are dry – well, not all lands. Cattle and fertile farms prosper in Siberia, Greenland or Alaska, but big parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe are now desertified. Does it sound like a nightmare or a prefiguration of the future? Or is this the beginning of the end of the world as we know it?

On Wednesday 25th of October, the «Despŕes de la fí del món» (After the End of the World) exhibition was inaugurated at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), Spain with a selected audience that was invited to participate in an “Artists’ Talk”, an event whereby a number of artists shared their work and views of the world.

Iron mines in Australia. Source: Daily Overview from Benjamin Grant

Benjamin Grant, the founder of Daily Overview, a project which explores the power of high-resolution satellite photography and which made him a popular social media personality, was one of the talking artists. His idea is to offer a different perspective on our planet, either by sharing beautiful landscapes such as the Amazon rainforest and the Florida Everglades or the ugly impact of mining and of the refugee crisis worldwide. Some of his work bears a strong resemblance to that of Piet Mondrian and Ellsworth Kelly. «There is a lot of thinking behind my work. I want to raise awareness of our planet by showing how it’s changing through perspectives we can’t have in our everyday lives», he said.

The artists and expeditionists Kate Davies and Liam Young presented Unknown Fields, a nomad study that shows the shadows of the contemporary city. In their expeditions around the world, they uncover the impacts of industry and consumption on nature and human lives. The “forgotten ones” – that is the hidden workers of the fashion industry or the cargo ships that travel the world endlessly to deliver goods – are integrated with our daily lives in unexpected and surprising ways.

Unknown Fields Division Showreel 2013 from liam young on Vimeo.

The amazing transformation of Singapore is the topic chosen by Charles Lim. Using maps and telling local stories, he exposes how rapidly the landscape of his country has changed – through land reclamation from the sea, elimination of hills, and renaming islands, Singapore has lived through an intense land revolution, still ongoing.

The collective Rimini Protokoll, from Germany, shared a surprising experience with Documental Theatre. One of the ‘plays’ invited an audience of 500 people to be part of an imaginary Conference of the Parties (COP) whereby they are asked to make decisions for each country and try to reach the 2020 target on greenhouse gases emissions. It is an exercise of awareness and commitment that changes the perspective of normal citizens on climate change.

«Després de la fí del món» is an exhibition that explores Earth in 2017, a planet irreversibly transmuted into Paul J. Crutzen’s Anthropocene after many centuries of the influence of human behavior. Yet it is also an exhibition that forecasts the second half of 21st century and determines our generation’s responsibility to future generations.

Um fundo de investimentos criado para estimular a inovação aplicada ao meio ambiente – essa é uma das estratégias da Inseed Investimentos para estimular o empreendedorismo sustentável no Brasil. João Pirola, diretor da empresa, fala ao Horyou blog sobre como investir em negócios verdes pode ir além do ‘politicamente correto’ e trazer lucros e inovação para o negócio.

Quando o fundo foi lançado e qual a proposta por trás de sua criação?

Dentre as iniciativas de inovação, existe um espaço para as pequenas e médias empresas inovadoras que buscam desenvolver soluções que impactam direta e positivamente o meio ambiente. A principal questão destas empresas menores é ter acesso a recursos para conseguir fazer isso em escala maior e velocidade. Da mesma forma que as grandes empresas industriais têm muito recurso para explorar e para produzir, as pequenas e médias também deveriam ser capazes de acessar recursos para desenvolver suas soluções inovadoras e assim, gerarem grande impacto no meio ambiente. Neste contexto e com esta proposta surgiu o Fundo FIP Inseed FIMA, criado pelo BNDES em 2012, e gerido pela Inseed Investimentos. Empresas do setor de tecnologias limpas, com faturamento de até R$ 20 milhões ao ano, podem candidatar-se a receber aporte de capital do Fundo. São R$ 165 milhões de capital comprometido para aporte em até 20 empresas até o fim de 2017. O Fundo contempla três eixos de investimento: Soluções Ambientais, Tecnologias Avançadas e Agropecuária Sustentável, e Novos Modelos.

João Pirola. Foto Cláudio Camarotta

Um dos grandes temas correntes é a inovação social – você acredita que negócios responsáveis social e ambientalmente podem gerar lucros tão expressivos quanto os de negócios tradicionais?

Sim. Eu diria que empreendedorismo, inovação e meio ambiente são os grandes temas do momento. Tudo que a gente fizer do ponto de vista industrial, econômico, urbano ou agrícola tem que estar dentro de uma equação de menor impacto: Como recuperar aquela matéria prima? Como fazer uma melhor compostagem? Como usar menos agrotóxico? Como fazer mais coisas orgânicas? Mas tudo isso também pensando em rentabilidade e economia, pois o sustentável, a princípio, não pode ser mais caro, se não ele vai criar uma restrição. A nova agenda do século XXI implica inovações tecnológicas e a capacidade de empreendê-las, com o olhar sobre o meio ambiente sempre presente.

Como você vê o futuro da inovação ambiental?

O caminho é o incentivo e o estimulo à inovação tecnológica. A Inseed é gestora de um fundo de inovação em meio ambiente, criado pelo BNDES e pioneiro no Brasil. Acreditamos que grande parte dos problemas ambientais atuais, que foram gerados com a industrialização, ou com a urbanização, podem ser acolhidos, equacionados e até minimizados com a aplicação de inovação tecnológica em diversas áreas. Ao trazermos a temática “inovação ambiental”, queremos convidar o empreendedor a ter um novo olhar sobre o meio ambiente.

Horyou apoia as iniciativas de inovação social que ajudam o mundo a alcançar os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, e é organizadora do SIGEF, o Fórum de Inovação Social e Ética Global. Seja a mudança, seja Horyou!

UN End Hunger goal is to achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Horyou’s new series is about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Every week, Horyou blog will publish an article about one goal, highlighting projects and actions that have been supporting its implementation.

Children under 5 are one of the most hunger vulnerable groups

One in ten people on our planet is undernourished. In rough numbers, they are 793 million, and one-fifth of them are children under 5 years of age. By contrast, 41 million children under 5 worldwide are affected by overweight and obesity – that’s 6% of children population. The numbers are shocking, yet the situation has improved in the 21st century – efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition have advanced significantly since 2000. Ending hunger, food insecurity for all, however, will require continued and focused efforts, especially in Asia and Africa.

Is there a way to improve both scenarios?

Horyou volunteer serving food at “The Meal”

The answer, according to the UNDP, lies in more investments in agriculture, including government spending and aid. It is in funding small-scale agriculture and sustainable food production systems, as well as making an effort to maintain the genetic diversity of plants and animals, both crucial for agriculture and food production. As of February 2017, 20 percent of local animal breeds were classified as at risk, according to data gathered in 128 countries. It’s all connected – global warming affects crops, animal breeds and food prices -, causing insecurity, civil unrest and wars. In 2016, 21 countries experienced high or moderately high domestic prices, relative to their historic levels, for one or more staple cereal food commodities. Thirteen of those countries were in sub-Saharan Africa. The main causes of high prices were declines in domestic output, currency depreciation, and insecurity.

Some governments have invested in long-term agricultural subsidies programs, according to the UNDP. It’s not enough. We, as a society, can act, either by supporting organizations which foster diverse and sustainable agriculture, participate in educational projects to promote healthy and responsible food consumption or spread the word about reducing waste.

On our Horyou platform, you can support projects like The Meal, which organizes festive and healthy meals for people who can’t afford good food in several countries – the last edition took place in 54 consecutive cities around the world! Or SOS Faim Luxembourg, an NGO which works in African rural areas to promote family farming and microfinance. The Green Bronx Machine, based in the US, uses education and school farming to teach kids about the importance of healthy eating habits and local food systems.

If you wish to support this SDG, you can do so through Horyou. Go to Horyou platform and choose an NGO or project that helps fight hunger in your region or anywhere in the world. Your support can be made easier and more effective with Spotlight, our digital currency for impact. Check it out and start using it to engage in any cause you feel concerned about. Be the change, be Horyou!

La communauté Horyou soutient la prise de conscience sur le changement climatique. Le SIGEF à Marrakech lors de la COP22 est un signe de l’engagement de Horyou en faveur de la mobilisation internationale et de l’espoir pour la durabilité et la préservation de notre planète. Nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous un article de Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa et Robert Glasser, de l’UNDP, UNFCCC et UNISDR.

Patricia Espinosa
Patricia Espinosa

De Miami à Porto Rico, en passant par Barbuda et La Havane, les ravages de la saison des ouragans, cette année, dans toute l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes est un rappel que les effets du changement climatique ne connaissent pas de frontières.

Ces dernières semaines, des ouragans de catégorie 5 ont réduit à néant la vie de millions de gens dans les Caraïbes et sur le continent américain. Harvey, Irma et Maria ont particulièrement été dévastateurs. Les 3,4 millions d’habitants de Porto Rico essaient par tous les moyens d’obtenir des produits de base, tels que de la nourriture et de l’eau, l’île de Barbuda est devenue inhabitable, et des dizaines de personnes sont portées disparues ou décédées sur l’île de la Dominique classée au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.

Les conséquences ne se limitent pas à cette région. Le niveau record d’inondations enregistré au Bangladesh, en Inde et au Népal a rendu la vie pénible à quelque 40 millions de personnes. Plus de 1 200 personnes ont péri et plusieurs autres ont perdu leurs maisons, des cultures ont été détruites, et de nombreux lieux de travail ont été inondés. Parallèlement, au cours des 18 derniers mois, l’état d’urgence provoqué par la sécheresse a été déclaré dans 20 pays en Afrique, avec d’importants déplacements observés dans toute la région de la corne.

Pour les pays les moins avancés, l’impact des catastrophes naturelles peut être sévère, privant de moyens d’existence et retardant les progrès dans la santé et l’éducation ; en ce qui concerne les pays développés et à revenu intermédiaire, les pertes économiques d’infrastructures seules peuvent être énormes ; pour les deux catégories, ces évènements rappellent la nécessité d’agir face au changement climatique dont la menace de catastrophe est non seulement plus fréquente mais plus grave.

Le typhon Rammasun (Glenda) traverse la province de Laguna avec des vents de plus de 120 km/h en 2014 en Philippines
Le typhon Rammasun (Glenda) traverse la province de Laguna avec des vents de plus de 120 km/h en 2014 en Philippines

Un signe (inquiétant) avant-coureur ?

Les effets d’un climat plus chaud sur ces récents évènements climatiques, tant pour leur sévérité que pour leur fréquence, ont été révélateurs pour beaucoup, car, même la grande majorité qui accepte la science a reconnu que le réchauffement de la planète est le fait de l’homme.

Si la catastrophe silencieuse de la mort prématurée de 4,2 millions de personnes chaque année à cause de la pollution ambiante, davantage liée à l’utilisation des combustibles fossiles, est relativement peu médiatisée, l’incidence des gaz à effet de serre qui capturent la chaleur sur les phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes, elle, fait l’objet d’une attention croissante.

Comment pourrait-il en être autrement quand, les impacts de ces évènements météorologiques sont si lourds. Au cours des deux dernières années, plus de 40 millions de personnes, notamment dans des pays qui contribuent le moins au réchauffement climatique, ont été forcées d’abandonner leurs foyers soit définitivement soit temporairement à cause des catastrophes.

En Mongolie, à cause de la froideur, il y a un phénomène que nous avons vu deux fois au cours des dix dernières années. Il s'appelle "dzud" où vous avez une sécheresse en été et un hiver extrêmement froid.
En Mongolie, à cause de la froideur, il y a un phénomène que nous avons vu deux fois au cours des dix dernières années. Il s’appelle “dzud” où vous avez une sécheresse en été et un hiver extrêmement froid.

Un consensus se dégage clairement : la hausse des températures augmente la quantité de vapeur d’eau dans l’atmosphère, entrainant des précipitations plus intenses et des inondations à certains endroits, et des sécheresses à d’autres. Certaines zones vivent les deux, comme ce fut le cas cette année en Californie, où des inondations record ont succédé à des années d’intense sécheresse.

TOPEX/Poseidon, le premier satellite à mesurer avec précision l’élévation du niveau de la mer, avait été lancé deux semaines avant l’ouragan Andrew qui avait touché la côte de la Floride il y a 25 ans. Ces mesures ont observé une augmentation globale de 3,4 millimètres par an et depuis lors, un total de 85 millimètres sur 25 ans, ou 3,34 pouces.

La hausse du niveau de la mer et son réchauffement contribuent à l’intensité des tempêtes tropicales dans le monde. Nous continuerons à subir les conséquences anormales et souvent imprévues des niveaux existants des gaz à effet de serre dans l’atmosphère, au cours des nombreuses années à venir.

En 2009, la Suisse a publié à nouveau une étude de cas portant sur les comtés de Miami-Dade, Broward et Palm Beach, qui envisageait un scénario de montée du niveau de la mer pour les années 2030 correspondant à ce qui s’est déjà produit aujourd’hui. Si une tempête de l’ampleur d’Andrew avait frappé ce coin riche des États-Unis aujourd’hui, les dégâts économiques auraient varié entre 100 et 300 milliards $ US. D’après les estimations actuelles, les pertes économiques liées à Harvey, Irma et Maria pourraient dépasser ces chiffres.

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Le typhon Ketsana (Ondoy) a chuté de 455 mm (17,9 po) de pluie sur la ville de Manille en l'espace de 24 heures le 26 septembre 2009.
Le typhon Ketsana (Ondoy) a chuté de 455 mm (17,9 po) de pluie sur la ville de Manille en l’espace de 24 heures le 26 septembre 2009.

Réduction des risques de catastrophes maintenant, lutte contre les changements climatiques à long terme

Miami fait tout son possible pour développer son programme de protection contre les inondations ; 400 millions $ US ont été alloués au financement des pompes à eau de mer, de routes améliorées et de digues. Cependant, ce niveau de dépense est hors de portée des pays à faible revenu et à revenu intermédiaire qui risquent de perdre une bonne partie de leur PIB chaque fois qu’ils sont frappés par des inondations et des tempêtes.

Si l’Accord de Paris a mis le monde sur la voie d’un avenir faible en carbone à long terme, ce chemin n’en est pas moins hasardeux, ce qui reflète un pragmatisme et des réalités propres à chaque pays. Or, s’il est prévu que les émissions de dioxyde de carbone diminuent à mesure que les pays atteignent leurs cibles déclarées, les effets du changement climatique pourraient se faire sentir pendant un certain temps encore, ne laissant d’autre choix au monde que d’investir, simultanément, dans des efforts pour s’adapter au changement climatique et réduire le risque de catastrophe naturelle. Les avantages de telles actions se justifient sur le plan économique si on les compare au coût de reconstruction.

Ceci nécessitera une coopération internationale à une échelle jusqu’ici sans précédent, alors que nous nous attaquons à la tâche la plus ardue qui est de faire de notre planète un lieu plus résilient face aux effets à retardement des émissions de gaz à effet de serre que nous continuerons à vivre pendant les prochaines années. La restauration de l’équilibre écologique entre les émissions et la capacité d’absorption naturelle de la planète est un objectif à long terme. Il est important de rappeler que la réduction à long terme des émissions est LA tactique de réduction des risques la plus importante dont nous disposons, et nous devons parvenir à cette ambition.

La Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, qui se tiendra à Bonn, en novembre, présidée par la petite île des Fidji, offre une opportunité non seulement d’accélérer la réduction des émissions, mais aussi de soutenir le travail sérieux consistant à s’assurer que la gestion du risque climatique est incluse dans la gestion des risques de catastrophes dans son ensemble. La pauvreté, l’urbanisation rapide, la mauvaise utilisation de terres, la dégradation des écosystèmes et d’autres facteurs de risques accroissent les impacts du changement climatique. À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la prévention des catastrophes, nous demandons que des mesures soient prises à cet égard de façon holistique.

Achim Steiner est l’Administrateur du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement, www.undp.org

Patricia Espinosa est la Secrétaire exécutive de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements climatiques, www.unfccc.int

Robert Glasser est le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe et le Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe, www.unisdr.org

During the week of September 18 to 24, New York City hosted an annual Climate Week, which has been taking place since 2009. This year it happened simultaneously with the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. This event is devoted to debate the scale of global climate action and how to ensure jobs and prosperity for all segments of the society. It attracts attention of the most influential leaders from United States, cities, businesses and non-governmental organizations from all over the world. Various activities have been taking place in the course of the week. One of the most notable events is the Media for Social Impact Conference, which took place at United Nations Headquarters, on 14 September 2017.

The Media for Social Impact Summit took place in New York
The Media for Social Impact Summit took place in New York

The Media for Social Impact Conference 2017 gathered a diverse group of speakers, artists, celebrities and even astronauts. The speakers were, among others, Dan Thomas, Media for Social Impact 2017 Master of the Ceremony, Liba Rubenstein, Social Impact at 21st Century Fox, Christie Marchese, CEO of Picture Motion, Ahmed Musiol, Executive Producer at Wayfarer Entertainment, Jill Cress, CMO at National Geographic Partners and Ariana Stolarz, Global Chief Strategy Officer at MRM/McCann. They took the podium to discuss how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals could be achieved by 2030. Indeed, with 169 targets, the SDGs may be seen as an ambitious agenda. However, most speakers noted that some progress had already been made in the world for reaching these goals.

The Conference focused on ways to move forward in implementing SDGs by encouraging various stakeholders, such as NGOs, Corporations and Media Companies to adopt social good campaigns incorporating the SDGs. Many speakers believed that with sustainable development goals we could re-frame the larger context of our future, the image of which we always have to keep in mind. Many expressed optimism that by 2030 there would be notable improvements in health metrics and innovation in technology, among other fields.

However, the progress achieved so far is uneven. There is a dire need to lift people out of poverty. According to statistics from DoSomething.org, over 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty and subsist on less than $1.25 a day. Furthermore, UNICEF determined that almost 1 billion children worldwide are in poverty and 22,000 children are dying every day due to poverty’s acute negative effects. Providing everyone with sanitary and safe water, clean and affordable energy sources will contribute to attenuating poverty. As Dan Thomas, spokesperson of the UN General Assembly indicated, the resources are available, but we have to be mindful of the planetary limitations that we have while encouraging sustainable consumption. Echoing the main theme of the climate week, many speakers voiced strong concerns about climate change and urged world leaders, states, businesses and private individuals to be actively involved in addressing this major problem.

Perspectives of businesses with regard to SDGs were also discussed. Some participants noted progress that certain businesses have made in contributing to the sustainable development agenda. For example, progress could be seen in relation to industry, innovation, and infrastructure (SDG 9), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), as well as responsible consumption and production (SDG 12). Businesses were urged to inspire customers to engage in social good causes with a view to contributing to sustainable consumption. This could be done through call-to-action in social good campaigns and investments in advertisements focused on social good. The close alignment between business and consumer preferences may be more tangible for the youth subcategory of consumers. The youth segment was noted as particularly influential for the sustainable development agenda. The causes that the brands support, many thought, are important for consumption of the brand’s products by youth.

The conference is devoted to debate global climate action and how to ensure jobs and prosperity for all segments of the society.
The conference is devoted to debate global climate action and how to ensure jobs and prosperity for all segments of the society.

In this context, Jill Cress, CMO of National Geographic, stressed the importance of constantly reinventing and reinvigorating brands. The panel “Documentaries Impacting the World” discussed National Geographic as an example of a brand that has been present for many decades and is most followed in social media. Indeed, more than 60 million people worldwide viewed the documentaries created by National Geographic. These films reinvigorate the brand by telling smart and compellingly bold stories that have strong impact on people. Thus, National Geographic has been able to establish a diverse group of devoted viewers.

Brands are seeking to launch social good campaigns of their own to engage with the world more thoughtfully and more strategically. They do so for the purpose of building up not only larger audiences, but also more receptive and influential ones. The participants of the conference encouraged the audience to speak up to SDGs and connect closer with consumers that increasingly demand social justice. Targeted marketing campaigns, surveys, and polls could be several of the many ways of achieving this improved connection between the consumer and the brand.

Several speakers were of the view that some business models could be re-oriented around health-related qualities of products, as health appears to be one of the themes that resonate with certain audiences in relation to sustainable development goals.

In the panel on digital transformation of social impact, it was noted that a social good campaign should be moving “in the right direction” rather than “in some direction.” Such campaigns could be beyond impressions count and should incorporate concrete decision making based on data analytics. In addition, communication is important in not only achieving commercial success, but also in terms of helping people understand the social good causes that the brand is supporting. This is why comprehensive examining of consumer behavior becomes crucial. Accountability and measurability are both significant for companies to have an influence on their clients.

Partnerships in general are crucial for reaching target audiences to more effectively communicate the stories and see a much larger impact. They help a social media campaign reach a much larger audience than it would have reached independently. Creativity in delivering global issues and creating action around such issues was also stressed at the conference. In this respect, Horyou, the social network for social good, could be seen as a good example for a platform to channel creativity within its members.

Using the platform to amplify musicians’ works was also highlighted. Music can inspire a large and diverse audience to take action for social good. Moreover, art plays a vital role in the story and thus has the capacity to change and shift perspectives. For example, well known singers Aria and Miou along with other famous artists, regularly post about their art pieces for social good on the Horyou website.

Immediate and concrete action on the SDGs was called for. Bringing people together and motivating them around the SDGs is a very important step. For instance, presenting the SDGs in unique and captivating manner was considered useful. The example of using comic books for this purpose was highlighted by Sean Southey, co-founder of Comics Uniting Nations who pointed out that “comics play a significant role because we can reach people in a very engaging way.”

The ultimate goal of the modern society is to prepare the world for the next generation. Dan Thomas in his opening speech said: “It’s all about the future.” Many participants of the Conference explored ways and means to inspire the next generation to adopt the causes that we feel strongly about. All agreed that driving next generation to play an active role in supporting social good was crucial at this time. Leadership is important, both in the family, as well as in the community. Certainly the Media for Social Impact Conference was a very interesting event, and it was worth attending.

Written by Elena Tarrassenko

Organized by UNDP, the Social Good Summit will have guests and artists from all over the world to promote a message of justice

Social Good Summit 2017
Social Good Summit 2017

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!

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