1 Day / 25 Speakers / A Bold Vision For Change

TED Theater, Soho, New York
9.21.17

The Event

As part of Global Goals Week, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation are pleased to present We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions on September 21, 2017 at TED Theater in New York.
The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.
Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.




Together with innovators from around the globe, we will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.

Schedule

Thursday, September 21
TED Theater, Soho, New York

9:00am-9:10am – Welcome

○ Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
○ Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

9:10am-9:35am – Moonshots: How Transformative Change is Made

○ Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X
○ Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva

9:35am-10:25am – Model for Change: Data-Driven Approaches

○ Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
○ Gillian Caldwell, CEO, Global Witness
○ Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
○ Michael Green, CEO, Social Progress Imperative
○ Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation

10:25am-10:50am – Vision and Action in a Changing Climate

○ Jerry Brown, Governor of California
○ Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

11:05am-11:55am – Model for Change: Investing in Human Capital

○ Jake Wood, Co-Founder and CEO, Team Rubicon
○ Dolores Dickson, Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa
○ Debbie Aung Din, Co-Founder, Proximity Designs
○ Josh Nesbit, CEO, Medic Mobile
○ Catherine Cheney, West Coast Correspondent, Devex

12:00pm-1:25pm – Lunch around SoHo

Attendees will be assigned restaurants with small groups around SoHo. Meals options to be provided and paid for by event hosts.

1:30pm – 2:00pm – A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

○ Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Laureate; Co-Founder, YSB Global Initiatives
○ Chris Anderson, Head Curator, TED

2:00pm-3:30pm – Model for Change: Shifting Behavior

○ Rocky Dawuni, GRAMMY-Nominated Musician and Ambassador, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
○ Kate Lloyd Morgan, Producer, Shamba Chef; Co-Founder, Mediae
○ Orode Doherty, Country Director, Africare Nigeria
○ Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
○ Mindy Lubber, CEO & President, Ceres
○ Mehmood Khan, Vice Chair & Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
○ Natalia Kanem, Acting Executive Director, UN Population Fund
○ Jessica Mack, Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, Global Health Corps

3:45pm-4:15pm – Model for Change: Unlocking Capital Flows

○ Safeena Husain, Founder and Executive Director, Educate Girls
○ Maya Chorengel, Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund
○ Georgie Benardete, Co-Founder and CEO, Align17
○ Matthew Bishop, Senior Editor, The Economist

4:30pm-5:45pm – Closing Session: The Path Forward

○ Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
○ Ernesto Zedillo, Member of The Elders, Former President of Mexico
○ Mary Robinson, Member of The Elders, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
○ Emmanuel Jal, Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner
○ Shamil Idriss, President and CEO, Search for Common Ground
○ Performance by Emmanuel Jal

6:00pm-9:00pm – Closing Reception at Hotel Hugo





Meet the

Speakers

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Amina

Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations



Astro

Teller

Captain of Moonshots, X





Catherine

Cheney

West Coast Correspondent, Devex



Chris

Anderson

Head Curator, TED



Debbie

Aung Din

Co-founder of Proximity Designs



Dolores

Dickson

Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa





Emmanuel

Jal

Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner



Ernesto

Zedillo

Member of The Elders, Former President of Mexico



Georgie

Benardete

Co-Founder and CEO, Align17



Gillian

Caldwell

CEO, Global Witness





Governor Jerry

Brown

State of California



Her Majesty Queen Rania

Al Abdullah

Jordan



Jake

Wood

Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon



Jessica

Mack

Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, Global Health Corps





Josh

Nesbit

CEO, Medic Mobile



Julie

Hanna

Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva



Kate Lloyd

Morgan

Producer, Shamba Chef; Co-Founder, Mediae



Kathy

Calvin

President & CEO, UN Foundation





Mary

Robinson

Member of The Elders, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights



Maya

Chorengel

Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund



Dr. Mehmood

Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo



Michael

Green

CEO, Social Progress Imperative







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Professor Muhammad

Yunus

Nobel Prize Laureate; Co-Founder, YSB Global Initiatives



Dr. Orode

Doherty

Country Director, Africare Nigeria



Radha

Muthiah

CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves





Rocky

Dawuni

GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Rocky Dawuni Foundation



Safeena

Husain

Founder & Executive Director, Educate Girls



Sally

Osberg

President and CEO, Skoll Foundation



Shamil

Idriss

President and CEO, Search for Common Ground



Main venue

TED Theater

Soho, New York

Address

330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013


Email

wtfuture@skoll.org

Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only.

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