Social Good Summit Partners Announce Speakers and Ticket Availability

New York, New York

July 19, 2016


Megan Rabbitt

The annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from around the world, today announced the initial roster of speakers for its 2016 Summit which will take place September 18 and 19 in New York.

A unique mix of speakers will share their visions for the future including:

·         Kathy Calvin, President & CEO of the United Nations Foundation

·         Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation

·         Pete Cashmore, Founder & CEO of Mashable

·         Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

·         Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme

·         Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

·         Chelsea Handler, Comedian, Host of Netflix’s Chelsea

·         Jazz Jennings, LGBTQ rights advocate, star of TLC’s I Am Jazz, author of Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

·         Alaa Murabit, MD, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Global Advocate

·         M. Sanjayan, MD, Executive Vice President & Senior Scientist at Conservation International

·         Michael Schlein, President & CEO of Accion

·         Cody Simpson, Singer/songwriter

·         Henry Timms, Executive Director of 92Y, Founder of #GivingTuesday

Each September, world leaders come together at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss global issues and ways in which to tackle them. Recognizing that the voices and ideas of concerned global citizens connected by social media and technology can be powerful forces for change, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme partner to host the Social Good Summit to expand the UN conversations to include innovators, activists and entrepreneurs around the world.

The goal of the Social Good Summit is to empower people everywhere to have their voices heard, both during and after UN Week. The Summit which will be supplemented by a week of related activities around the globe including meet-ups hosted locally by members of the social good community, and signature events supported by Social Good Summit partners; will provide a shared platform for a global call to action to create the kind of world we want and identify innovations that can help make this world a reality.

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About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at:

United Nations Development Programme 

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower  lives and build resilient nations.


Mashable is a leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Mashable is redefining storytelling by documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies to a uniquely dedicated audience of 42 million monthly unique visitors and 23 million social followers.

92nd Street Y 

92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining the community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 as a day to celebrate and promote giving. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. Established in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit