Past Event
September 23, 2018

Social Good Summit

New York, NY

Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit united a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030. As well as ticketed attendance, the event was livestreamed and shared on social media, helping us reach a huge global audience with trending moments throughout the day. Read highlights from the 2018 program here.

Social Good Summit meetups took place across the globe. View the global #2030Now conversation:

Notable speakers for this year included:

  • Uzo Aduba – Emmy winning actress (Orange is the New Black), advocate, and Heifer International Ambassador to Africa
  • Sonita Alizadeh – Afghani rapper and activist
  • Zubaida Bai – Founder & CEO of ayzh Inc. and UBS Global Visionary
  • Kathy Calvin – President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
  • Pete Cashmore – Founder, Mashable
  • Nanette Cocero – Regional President, Emerging Markets, Pfizer Innovative Health
  • Dennis Crowley – Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Foursquare
  • Amber Heard – Actress, Activist and Human Rights Champion, UN Human Rights
  • Padma Lakshmi – New York Times best-selling author, host/executive producer of “Top Chef,” and advocate for the UN Development Programme
  • Andrew Lee – Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Chief Investment Office Americas, UBS Global Wealth Management
  • Monica Ramirez – Founder, Justice for Migrant Women
  • Achim Steiner – Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
  • Henry Timms – President & CEO, 92nd Street Y

Program highlights: