At ICV Manhattan 2017: Investing in the Global Goals, we will convene the largest gathering of Family Offices, Fund Investors, Heads of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, Nobel Peace Laureates, CEOs and NGOs to drive the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

ICV (Investment Community Visibility) connects hard-to-reach Family Offices and leading Fund Investors to evaluate opportunities that create a social impact beyond a financial return.

ICV has had tremendous success when it comes to convening and mobilizing change makers, thought leaders and investors. At ICV Manhattan 2016, ICV brought together over 100 Single Family Offices and Fund Investors managing more than $2 trillion in assets for a two-day event, where ICV featured over 70 speakers, including leading industry focused investors and thought leaders, civil society leaders, chief executives, distinguished economists, diplomats, New York Times bestselling authors, renowned artists, a Nobel Peace Laureate, and a 27-piece orchestra.

At ICV Manhattan 2017: Investing in the Global Goals, we will convene community members once again for one urgent purpose: realizing the $12 trillion opportunity that is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

More than ever, we need business to be purposeful and pro-active in helping to ensure stability and drive social and economic transformation.

More than ever, the opportunity exists to attract investment capital by doing well and doing good.

ICV Manhattan 2017: Investing in the Global Goals will bridge the gap between political and financial worlds to drive development through 2030 and beyond.

ICV International Day of Peace, September 15

Sustainable development is the architecture of peace, and the Global Goals are its blueprint. On September 15, the observance of the International Day of Peace, ICV and the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will convene the builders. This inspirational event will aggregate discussions among Nobel Peace Laureates and representatives of leading international organizations, media, government, business, institutional investors and families in open forums.

ICV Partnerships to End Poverty, September 19

Coinciding with the outset of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, we will explore innovative approaches to drive transformational investment in the Global Goals.

On September 19, ICV and a leader in campaigning and organizing around the Global Goals will convene the best minds in movement building to equip change-makers, marketers and everyday citizens with the tools they need to understand, learn from, and share best practices.

In the afternoon session of ICV Partnerships to End Poverty, ICV will host substantive opportunity and expert presentations and a series of workshops, where business leaders attacking world hunger and poverty will engage with investors who can capitalize businesses at significant levels.
 

USAID Ending Extreme Poverty

 

ICV Health and Gender Equity, September 20

On September 20, ICV and Global Partnership Forum, in support of UN Women, will host a VIP luncheon at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room to showcase the leadership role of women in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping. This special event will highlight the critical role of women in addressing the UN’s Peace & Security agenda and spotlight women leaders from around the world who are involved in pioneering work to create harmonious societies. In the afternoon at ICV Health and Gender Equity, change-makers and forward-thinking leaders – Family Offices, Fund Investors, Key Opinion Leaders, CEOs, NGOs, and Ministers of Health – will present advancements and breakthroughs that can solve SDG3.

All profits of ICV Manhattan 2017, including donations which might arise, shall be distributed to 501c3 nonprofit organizations.

 

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all – laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want – applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

The new Global Goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with Governments involving business, civil society and citizens from the outset.

Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the Global Goals. For companies, successful implementation will strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world.

 

We The People The Global Goals

 
We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all.
 

 
 

 
 

Advancing the Global Goals: Political and Financial Roundtable – A New Era of Collaboration

Heads of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, CEOs of companies that are driving sustainable development, and leading industry-focused investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their insights on how to achieve the SDGs.
 

Sustainable Development: A Multi-Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Aside from the obvious benefits of addressing the world’s biggest challenges, it is also opens up enormous opportunities.

     
Inspiring the Next Generation of Business Leaders to Build A Better World

Hear the stories of leaders of companies that do good and do well, and how they discovered new ways of doing business that are both profitable and progressive. Learn about business innovations that increase economic prosperity, contribute to a healthier environment and improve human well-being.

  • Roberta Baskin is Executive Director of AIM2Flourish, the world’s first global initiative steering future business leaders towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a flourishing world for all. With AIM2Flourish, she’s now helping students around the world discover and share untold positive stories about business innovations for good and help achieve the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Roberta has won more than 75 journalism awards including prestigious Peabodys, duPont Columbia Awards, and multiple Emmy Awards. As a result of her investigations, she’s made beer healthier, exposed sweatshops in the shoe and soccer industries, uncovered pediatric dental abuses, and succeeded in banning dangerous products. Baskin has served as the Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, the senior Washington correspondent for “NOW with Bill Moyers,” senior investigative producer for the ABC News magazine “20/20,” chief investigative correspondent for the CBS News magazine “48 Hours,” and contributed special reports to the “CBS Evening News.” Her proudest achievements are the wrongs she righted, especially transforming the way companies do business.
Corporate Sustainability and the UN Global Compact

The Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative; a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. With over 5000 business participants and 2000 other stakeholders from civil society, academia, labour and other sectors, the Global Compact is today the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. By committing to sustainability, business can take shared responsibility for achieving a better world.
 

 
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women:  “The Future We Want”

A discussion on women’s economic and political empowerment, including access to decent work, and control over economic, and productive resources and active participation in governance and decision-making.

  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt President of Swanee Hunt Alternatives, which operates with a multi-million dollar annual budget to provoke social change at local, national, and global levels. Swanee Hunt Alternatives operates out of Cambridge, Massachusetts and is focused on strengthening youth arts organizations, supporting leaders of social movements, bolstering women’s leadership in conflict regions, combating the demand for purchased sex, and increasing philanthropy. Hunt also chairs the Washington-based Inclusive Security (including the Women Waging Peace Network), which advocates for the full participation of all stakeholders, particularly women, in peace processes. She has conducted research, training, and consultations for women leaders in some 60 countries. Swanee’s mission is to achieve gender parity, especially as a means to end war and rebuild societies, as well as to alleviate poverty and other human suffering. At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Hunt is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy. In 1997, she founded the Women and Public Policy Program, a research center concerned with domestic and foreign policy, which she directed for more than a decade. She teaches “Inclusive Security,” exploring how women are systematically excluded from peace processes, the impact, and the policy steps needed to rectify the problem. At the Kennedy School, she is also core faculty at the Center for Public Leadership and senior advisor to The Initiative to Stop Human Trafficking in the Carr Center for Human Rights. Hunt has taught “The Choreography of Social Movements” at Harvard College and “Peacebuilding from the Ground Up” at Harvard Law School, and lectured across the university campus including at the College, the School of Education, Divinity School, and Business School.

 

“Women of Hope,” a Performance by Morley Kamen

From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley has brought her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world’s stage. Be it solo with her acoustic guitar or with full band, her message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration.

Awarded as Songwriter of the Year from ASCAP and heralded as Emerging Artist of the Year by the New York Times, Morley has penned songs for TED Women, Acumen, V-Day, Think Global School and GOAL – South Africa. Morley was the voice for Ralph Lauren’s fragrance commercial “Romance”. Her music has been placed on several major network television shows as well as human rights documentaries.

Morley uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. TEDWomen calls her song her song, “Women of Hope” their “anthem”, her original compositions have brought her before many world leaders and policy makers such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Ban Ki-moon. Morley has travelled to Richard Branson’s Necker Island to perform for Oxford scientists as well as Mpumalanga South Africa to perform for the B-TEAM (Richard Branson, Muhammad Yunus, Arianna Huffington…) She has written, collaborated, and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, Angélique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza, Queen Latifah & Wynton Marsalis to name a few.

Morley has released five full length recordings under the auspices of Sony, Universal, Polydor, Sunny Side Records & independently.

“Women of Hope

 

Linking Finance and Development Worlds to Seed Action

Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the SDGs. For companies, successful implementation will strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world.
 

The World Bank Group:  Working for a World Free of Poverty

The World Bank Group has two ambitious goals: End extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. Learn about the inclusive businesses which are valuable pieces of the puzzle to help achieve these goals.

World Bank End Poverty

 

Reducing Marine and Costal Pollution

 

 
Family Office Roundtable

Members of single family offices who are allocating their capital across asset classes; carefully examining the interconnected risks that may disrupt a well-thought-out portfolio designed for future generations; and, improving the wellbeing of humankind through their philanthropy will speak openly on a wide range of topics such as sourcing deal flow, direct investing, allocating to professional managers, and family governance.

  • Robert Smith, Founder of ICV, entered Wall Street 21 years ago with lessons passed down from four generations of family members who worked in the investment industry before him. Since 2006, he has worked for, advised and co-invested with Family Offices, while serving in capacities that involved sourcing investment opportunities, conducting company and manager due diligence, and deal syndication. Over the course of his career, he has managed sales desks and trading desks at large financial institutions, where he built a Fund Investor network. He led in profitability at three firms: once while working in a trading capacity and twice while working in a sales capacity. He is Partner of  Merchant Liquidity Fund, a hybrid hedge/private equity fund; Business Strategy Advisor to New Frontier Bio, which leverages the long-term involvement of the Kennedy family in health care; Member of the Presidential Advisory Board of  Jefferson; and, Senior Advisor for Fundraising and Partnerships to the  Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Robert serves on the Boards of the  Chaeli Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on growing social cohesion and inclusion of children, youth and adults with disabilities; Childhood Cancer Kidsa nonprofit that increases childhood cancer awareness and elevates the spirits of children with cancer; The Children’s Village, a nonprofit that works in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities; Tuesday’s Children, a response and recovery nonprofit organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss; and  The Harmon Foundation, a private foundation established in 1922 by Robert’s great, great grandfather, William E. Harmon, who operated the largest real estate company in the world at the turn of the century, created the “partial payment plan” or–as we know it today–the mortgage, and donated to thousands of nonprofits over his lifetime.

 

Institutional Allocator Roundtable

Asset managers with significant and diverse experience will share their investment process, where they see opportunity in the current landscape and the characteristics that may drive their future allocations.

 
Industry Thought Leader Panels

Leading industry focused investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their investment approach and industry insights.

 
Agriculture
Healthcare
Education
Renewable Energy
Environmental, Social & Governance
Technology

 

 

Unlocking Value Through Food Waste Reduction

Every year, American consumers, businesses, and farms spends $218 billion a year, or 1.3% of GDP, growing, processing, transporting, and disposing food that is never eaten. That’s 52 million tons of food sent to landfill annually, plus another 10 million tons that is discarded or left unharvested on farms. Meanwhile, one in six Americans is food insecure. Learn how we can reduce waste by 50%, and save resources, create jobs, alleviate hunger, conserve water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions — all while stimulating a new multi-billion dollar market opportunity.

ReFED's Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste
  • Eva Goulbourne is the Associate Director of ReFED (Rethink Food Waste), an ambitious initiative to reduce U.S. food waste by 50% by 2030 where she leads all strategic communications and stakeholder engagement. ReFED seeks to unlock new philanthropic and investment capital, along with technology, business, and policy innovation, which is projected to catalyze tens of thousands of new jobs, recover billions of meals annually for the hungry, and reduce national water use and greenhouse gas emissions. ReFED was formed in early 2015 to create a Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste, the first ever national economic study and action plan driven by a multi-stakeholder group committed to tackling food waste at scale. An expert in developing multi-stakeholder communities around agriculture and food issues, Eva was previously part of the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative where she launched and led a 120-person global network of food experts from over 30 countries to share best practices in agriculture.

 

Permanent Secretariat to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Permanent Secretariat to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits derives from a new and more broadly based collaboration between the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Rome, is a non-profit association without political aims.

Permanent Secretariat to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
A Journey of Inclusion

The Chaeli Campaign is a social justice foundation founded in August 2004 by 5 girls between the ages of 6 and 12 to raise R20 000 for Chaeli Mycroft’s motorised wheelchair. They accomplished their mission in just 7 weeks by selling cards with their artwork on them. What started as a campaign to mobilise their sister and friend has culminated in a fully-fledged social justice foundation that provides a holistic range of services to support differently-abled catalysts of change. The Chaeli Campaign advocates for policy change and system reform to grow more ability-focused and inclusive communities. This foundation is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but has a global footprint with founder, Chaeli Mycroft, recognised as a powerful human rights defender and ability activist. Each year the lives of 7000+ direct beneficiaries are positively impacted through the 7 programmes run by The Chaeli Campaign, with Inclusive Education, Adaptive Sport and Advocacy through Training and the Arts forming cornerstone projects.

Chaeli Campaign A Journey of Inclusion

The Chaeli Foundation (USA) will be launched in September 2017 with Philadelphia as its headquarters. This organization is a sister-foundation to The Chaeli Campaign (SA) and its start-up projects will be Adaptive Sports, Youth Leadership/Empowerment and Advocacy & Training. Its main focus is to grow social cohesion and inclusion of children, youth and adults with disabilities through its projects. It advocates for opportunities for people with disabilities to be fully included in family and community life – to the benefit of all members of these social units – and will work globally with The Chaeli Campaign towards realizing the Global Goals for Sustainability – especially Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities.

Disability and the rights of people with disabilities is too often assumed and silent – and therefore not fully addressed through all the Global Goals. The Chaeli Campaign and Chaeli Foundation highlight the right of people with disabilities to contribute meaningfully to all aspects of life to enrich our world.

  • Chaeli Mycroft was born in Cape Town on 30 August 1994. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2015 with majors in Politics and Social Development and in December 2016 gained her Honours degree in Social Policy and Management. She is currently reading for an MPhil degree in Human Rights Law at UCT. Chaeli is an internationally recognised ability activist having been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011, the Medal for Social Activism from the Nobel Peace Laureates in 2012 and in 2013 she accepted the World of Children Youth Award in New York. On 3 September 2015 Chaeli became the first female quadriplegic to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. She also competes in wheelchair dancing on the international stage, is the first adaptive (assisted wheelchair) athlete in 95 years to finish the iconic 89km Comrades Marathon (2016) and get her back-to-back medal (2017). Chaeli has also completed 4 Cape Town Cycle tours. Through teamwork you can accomplish anything. Chaeli believes in living a full and rich life. She is an adventurer, a conqueror of limitations and constantly seeks new ways of overcoming perceived barriers and boundaries.

 

Wellbeing Inspires Welldoing

In this talk, Bart Weejen shares how he developed detection rats technology together with a team of researchers at Antwerp University in Belgium and Sokoine University in Tanzania, and how this research effort developed into a global humanitarian operation. He provides an overview of the life saving actions of the so-called HeroRATs, how they are trained and what impact they had so far in supporting vulnerable communities affected by humanitarian detection challenges, to tackle these problems more independently. Bart also shares why and how he then got involved in the Wellbeing Project, and shares some significant findings of the Wellbeing Project’s research and what the social change sector can learn from this.

Bart Weetjens
  • Bart Weetjens is a Zen priest and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of APOPO, an international humanitarian organisation that trains rats to save human lives by detecting landmines and disease. His work was recognised by Ashoka, the Schwab Foundation to the World Economic Forum and he won a Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship. Based on a vision that wellbeing inspires well-doing, he joined The Wellbeing Project, to help shift the culture in the field of social change to a more caring and compassionate one, with more support for the inner wellbeing of social change leaders. After 12 years of working in Tanzania, Africa, Bart moved back to his birth place Antwerp, Belgium, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
 
Philanthropy

The Chaeli Campaign is a social justice foundation founded in August 2004 by 5 girls between the ages of 6 and 12 to raise R20 000 for Chaeli Mycroft’s motorised wheelchair. They accomplished their mission in just 7 weeks by selling cards with their artwork on them. What started as a campaign to mobilise their sister and friend has culminated in a fully-fledged social justice foundation that provides a holistic range of services to support differently-abled catalysts of change. The Chaeli Campaign advocates for policy change and system reform to grow more ability-focused and inclusive communities. This foundation is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but has a global footprint with founder, Chaeli Mycroft, recognised as a powerful human rights defender and ability activist. Each year the lives of 7000+ direct beneficiaries are positively impacted through the 7 programmes run by The Chaeli Campaign, with Inclusive Education, Adaptive Sport and Advocacy through Training and the Arts forming cornerstone projects.

The Chaeli Foundation (USA) will be launched in September 2017 with Philadelphia as its headquarters. This organization is a sister-foundation to The Chaeli Campaign (SA) and its start-up projects will be Adaptive Sports, Youth Leadership/Empowerment and Advocacy & Training. Its main focus is to grow social cohesion and inclusion of children, youth and adults with disabilities through its projects. It advocates for opportunities for people with disabilities to be fully included in family and community life – to the benefit of all members of these social units – and will work globally with The Chaeli Campaign towards realizing the Global Goals for Sustainability – especially Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities.

Disability and the rights of people with disabilities is too often assumed and silent – and therefore not fully addressed through all the Global Goals. The Chaeli Campaign and Chaeli Foundation highlight the right of people with disabilities to contribute meaningfully to all aspects of life to enrich our world.

 
 
The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates derives from a new and more broadly based collaboration between the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Permanent Secretariat, based in Rome, is a non-profit association without political aims.

As well as organizing the tasks of the Summit, the Secretariat monitors the activities of Nobel Peace Laureates, while promoting the adoption of the “Charter for a world without violence” and supporting the work of the Nobel, who participate in the annual Summits at Rome, as mediators in various conflicts around the world (Article 3 of the Statute).

Our Summit is the most inspirational and largest annual event in the field of peacemaking. It aggregates panel discussions among Nobel Peace Laureates and representatives of the leading international organizations, media, business and government in open forums. It gives the opportunity for group and individual meetings with high-profile leaders from around the globe. It has dedicated Student’s workshops organized in collaboration with international organizations and Nobel Peace Laureates. We share our networking of international and national students groups and young social activists, international delegations, elected officials and businessmen from around the world, promoting a unique discussion environment.

 
 
Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for those whose lives have been torn apart by terrorism and traumatic loss. Our Long-Term Healing Model for disaster recovery and healing through community has been compiled as a training curriculum and valuable resource for local and global community providers, governments, funders and professionals. Through this time-tested approach, Tuesday’s Children keeps the promise to assist all those impacted by 9/11; serves and supports our nation’s Military Families of the Fallen; and builds resilience and common bonds in communities recovering from tragedies.

 
 

 

Agenda
12:30  REGISTRATION
13:00 14:00 Networking Reception
14:00 14:30  Inspiring Youth
14:30 15:00  Lead by Example
15:00 15:30  Being Nobel
15:30 16:00  A Message of Peace & Security
16:00 16:45  Sustainable Development Roundtable
16:45 17:30  Closing Remarks and Reception
18:00 21:00  Dinner in Honor of Nobel Laureates
09:00  REGISTRATION
START END
Program of Partner
10:00 10:30 The Science of Movement Building: Opening Session
10:30 11:00 A Digital Revolution: Tech's Role in Building Movements 
11:00 11:30 CSR is Dead: What's Next?
11:30 12:00 Movements that Scare Us & What We Can Learn From Them
12:00 13:30 Networking Luncheon
13:30 14:00 How to Use Culture to Build a Movement
14:00 14:30 How to Build a Movement in a Night
14:30 15:00 How to Build a Movement that Outlives You
15:00 18:00 Workshops for Business Leaders and Investors
18:00 19:00  Networking Reception
11:30 United Nations Headquarters
12:00 14:00 VIP Lunch in the UN Delegates Dining Room
14:00 ONE UN New York
14:30 14:50 The Future of of RMNCAH
14:50 15:10 Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: "The Future We Want"
15:10 15:40 Bridging the Political & Financial Worlds to Drive Development
15:40 16:10 Investing in Innovation 
16:10 16:30  
16:30 16:50  
16:50 17:10  
17:10 17:30 “Women of Hope,” a Performance by Morley Kamen
17:30 18:30  Closing Remarks and Networking Reception

 


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ICV International Day of Peace, September 15
ICV Partnerships to End Poverty, September 19
ICV Health and Gender Equity, September 20