Welcome by United Nations
Ambassador František Ružička, Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations General Assembly President of its 72nd session
Mitchell Toomey, Global Director, UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign
Transforming commerce: Advancing social impact through business
Global corporate leaders are discovering the enormous power they have to reimagine business as a force for good around the world. What are the opportunities for widespread transformation of the global economy toward equitable, sustainable, and impact-driven business? More than you know…
Leading with purpose: Corporate social entrepreneurship as strategic imperative
Today, business leaders are moving beyond traditional CSR and into “corporate social entrepreneurship” by building teams, developing processes, and innovating new business units that lead with purpose. How are the most progressive companies rethinking growth in the context of social impact? How are corporate leaders leveraging technology to accelerate this progress? Find out from the experts.
Introduction of “Collective strength”
Collective strength: Enhancing multi-sector partnerships to transform our world
Advancing social impact requires collaboration between business, governments, civil society, and the general public. What are the most forward-thinking partnership models that lead to measurable progress? How are brands aligning their efforts with the same spirit of partnership and pragmatism as the UN Sustainable Development Goals? How can nonprofit leaders partner across sectors and spheres to effect positive, sustained change for people and planet?
Rich in value(s): Rising investor demand for inclusive and sustainable standards
The populist backlash against free trade and globalization, combined with widespread consumer demand for sustainable products and services, has created an investment landscape increasingly focused on social good. With the rapid growth of socially responsible investing, how are business leaders carrying out their mandate to elevate environmental and social issues, making them an integral part of the corporate mission? Discover how the world’s leading financial institutions are driving inclusive capitalism among their partners and portfolios.
Paradigm shift: New pathways for corporate social investment decisions
Corporations that build social responsibility into their DNA are discovering unprecedented financial returns—although it often requires taking the long view. How are organizations, engaged as either buyers or sellers, applying social good across their enterprises? We’ll answer that question by showcasing how innovative leaders are rethinking financial metrics to support long-term impact investments.
Impact multiplier: Leveraging media and marketing for social good at scale
While the media and marketing industries continue to adjust to a disruptive business environment, the power of media to raise consciousness and create widespread awareness for global challenges has never been greater. Learn how innovative media companies, purpose-driven brands, and new technologies are delivering on the promise of social impact at scale.
Networking cocktail reception
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