Business Guide to UN General Assembly Week

Are you organizing a relevant event during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UN GA Week)?

To better coordinate business participation during UN GA Week (12-25 September 2017), the UN Global Compact is creating a General Assembly Business Guide: a calendar of events relevant to the private sector. If your organization is hosting an event that should be included, kindly complete this form.

Many different events are organized in and around UN General Assembly Week with a business focus or that welcome private sector participation. Some are organized by United Nations entities, while many others are convened by outside organizations. The guide below is a compilation of events which may be of interest to companies attending the UN Private Sector Forum and/or the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.

17 September Social Good Summit
18-19 September WEF Summit for Sustainable Development Impact Summit
18-19 September International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)
18-19 September Concordia Annual Summit
18 September United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017
18 September Business Fights Poverty
19 September Global Goals Awards Dinner (UNICEF, Project Everyone, Gates Foundation)
19 September Sustainable Investment Forum
20 September Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Event
20 September Bloomberg Global Business Forum
20 September Business Solutions for the SDGs
21 September UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017
21 September We The Future

Social Good Summit

17 September

92nd Street Y

The Social Good Summit examines the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world and unites a community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time. It is hosted by Mashable, UN Foundation, 92Y and UNDP.

Contact: events@mashable.com

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WEF Summit for Sustainable Development Impact Summit

18-19 September

45th and 3rd and WEF Offices 350 Madison Avenue (b/t 42nd and 43rd Streets) New York, United States of America

The Summit will “draw on the presence of world leaders in New York to increase the impact of existing multistakeholder initiatives, catalyse new partnerships and alliances, and explore how advanced technologies could be better leveraged to address development, environmental, and other social challenges.”

Contact: forumusa@weforum.org

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International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)

18-19 September

Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York USA

The fifth annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), will bring together members of the research, policy, practice and business communities to share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs. This year’s theme is The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development.

Contact: info@ic-sd.org

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Concordia Annual Summit

18-19 September

Grand Hyatt New York - 109 East 42 Street, New York, NY. 101017

The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit will address major global issues including the mounting refugee crisis, the rise of populism, investment in the SDGs, and the evolution of domestic health policy, among others, with the aim of building partnerships for social impact.

Contact: mcorrea@concordia.net

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Business Fights Poverty

18 September

Barclay’s Bank (745 7th Ave 50th St – Midtown)

The format is still in development, however, the program will likely focus on food and agriculture and be similar to the upcoming Oxford event but scaled back: plenary and working sessions.

Contact: team@businessfightspoverty.org

United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017

18 September

New York, United States of America

The United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017 will focus on the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The interactive Forum is designed to increase understanding of efforts underway by the private sector and civil society, and provide a platform for the private sector to announce long-term goals and partnerships that will make an important contribution towards achieving sustainable development for all.

Contact: unpsf@unglobalcompact.org

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Global Goals Awards Dinner (UNICEF, Project Everyone, Gates Foundation)

19 September

New York, United States of America

Hosted by Melinda Gates, the private sector will be brought together to focus on next generation/youth engagement and the Global Goals. 5-6 awards will be presented to heroes in development. All individuals who are invited to the Gates Goalkeepers event on Wednesday will be invited to the dinner.

Contact: jeswright@unicef.org

Sustainable Investment Forum

19 September

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Times Square, NYC

The Sustainable Investment Forum, organised in partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) will explore driving innovation and collaboration for decarbonising investment portfolios, reducing risk, maximising private and public benefit and innovative finance tools and technologies.

Contact: hleigh@climateactionprogramme.org

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Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Event

20 September

Jazz at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York,

Hosted by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers will convene determined thinkers to help attain the Global Goals target by revealing new and surprising data. There will be a special focus on women and girls, global health and the role of technology and innovation in delivering change.

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Bloomberg Global Business Forum

19 September

Plaza Hotel, New York, United States of America

Hosted by Bloomberg, in partnership with the Alibaba Group; MiSK, the philanthropic foundation of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, and others, the Global Business Forum will convene heads of state, CEOs, and NGOs to work together to inspire and support economic prosperity.

Business Solutions for the SDGs

20 September

Convene, 730 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017

This event will look at how businesses can use the SDGs to find opportunities to grow and manage risks while generating significant societal and environmental benefits. Business leaders will share perspectives on how to leverage business core competencies, expertise and resources for the SDGs.

Please request an invitation here.

Contact: Narue.shiki@undp.org

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UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017

21 September

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 will gather global leaders to inspire true leadership for the SDGs, present highlights of General Assembly week and chart the way ahead for increased public-private collaboration to create the world we want. The Summit serves as the annual opportunity to unveil the UN Global Compact’s latest intelligence from Action Platforms, generate meaningful and innovative engagement opportunities around the SDGs and to celebrate ambitious leaders and innovators from around the worlds with 2017 Pioneers, Project Breakthrough and the Global Opportunity Explorer. Registration will open in May 2017.

Contact: leaderssummit@unglobalcompact.org

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We The Future

21 September

TED Theater, SoHo

The Skoll Foundation, UN Foundation, and TED hosting We The Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions to explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale effective approaches to the SDGs.

Contact: wtfuture@skoll.org

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