Lion’s Share Breakfast
The Lion’s Share reframed its initiative for Davos this year, setting out its ambition to raise $100 million per year within 4 years for wildlife conservation and animal welfare efforts worldwide.
The initiative, in partnership with the UNDP, encourages advertisers to help bring sustainable improvement to the planet’s biodiversity. This breakfast roundtable saw UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner; Actor and activist, Michelle Yeoh; President of FIA, Jean Todt; and MD, Mars Petcare UK, Deri Watkins, discuss The Lion’s Share offering opportunities for attendees to sign up to the programme.
Citizens’ Agenda Breakfast
In a second breakfast event, SAP Next-Gen launched their Citizens’ Agenda, bringing together diverse movements for change all around the SDGs. As part of this, Christiana Figueres – the architect of the Paris Agreement – launched the ‘Every Breath Matters’ campaign, aimed at engaging the general public with the issue of clean air and highlighting that seven million people will die prematurely because of air pollution this year – three times the number who die from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
Attended by Minister of Finance for Denmark, Kristian Jensen; former F1 World Champion, Nico Rosberg; and European Director, Global Citizen, Amy Agnew.
Refugee Education Roundtable
Helle Thorning-Schmidt and the President of Community Jameel, Hassan Jameel hosted an action-orientated roundtable with a number of influential figures in the refugee education space: HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan; President of MIT, Leo Rafael Reif; CEO of Dubai Cares, Tariq Al Gurg; President of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller; and CEO of the LEGO Foundation, John Goodwin.
All speakers contributed ideas to help combat the unprecedented demand from over 25 million refugees who have been forced from their homes. While debates about immigration rage in Europe and the US, 85% of the world’s refugees are being hosted in developing countries; half of them children.
Impact Investment Lunch
A new public benefit corporation, Y Analytics, was unveiled by the world’s largest impact investment fund, The Rise Fund.
Y Analytics bridges the gap between impact-focused research and the decision-makers: the capital allocators. The Rise Fund Co-founders led discussions over how to measure impact investment with co-hosts Queen Rania Al Abdullah; Prince Max of Liechtenstein; Vice Chair Bank of America, Anne Finucane; former Unilever CEO, Paul Polman; and entrepreneur, Anand Mahindra.
Speakers included CEO of Y Analytics, Maryanne Hancock; social innovator Sir Ronald Cohen; and President of the University of Chicago Bob Zimmer.
The Fashion CEO Agenda: Leadership Roundtable Lunch
CEO of the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), Eva Kruse and SAP hosted a lunch to mark the launch of the 2019 CEO Agenda Report highlighting the sustainability priorities for fashion industry leaders.
The conversation addressed how new business models can provide ethical working conditions and supply chain traceability and set out new commitments ahead of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The event was attended by GFA’s Patron HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
Goalkeepers Dinner & Global Goals Gathering
The Goalkeepers dinner was hosted by Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates and attended by Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar; Foreign Minister of Mali, Kamissa Camara; CEO, Gavi, Seth Berkley; Chair, Gavi, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Bono; President & CEO, ONE, Gayle Smith; CEO, Salesforce, Marc Benioff; Primatologist Jane Goodall; and Philanthropists Patrice Motsepe and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe.
Dinner was followed by the Global Goals gathering which brought together many of the most powerful supporters of the Global Goals movement to identify the remaining challenges in achieving the goals and outline the next steps to reach the 2030 agenda.
The Rise Fund Nightcap
The Rise Fund hosted an evening to celebrate the launch of Y Analytics, a new independent public benefit corporation, where research and capital converge for good.
Luminaries from the world of business, politics and impact investment attended to support The Rise Fund’s efforts in allocating capital to support the Sustainable Development Goals. They were joined by advisors and board members to The Rise Fund, including businessman Anand Mahindra, Bank of America Vice Chairman, Anne Finucane, former Secretary of State John Kerry and Queen Rania of Jordan.