Last year at ICV Manhattan 2016, we brought together over 100 Single Family Offices and Fund Investors managing more than $2 trillion in assets for a two-day event, where we featured more than 70 speakers, including leading industry-focused investors, industry thought leaders, civil society leaders, chief executives, chief economists, three ambassadors, three New York Times bestselling authors, renowned artists, a Nobel Peace Laureate, and a 27-piece orchestra.
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 will bridge the gap between political and financial worlds to drive development through 2030 and beyond.
Sustainable development is the architecture of peace, and the Global Goals are the blueprint. On September 15, the observance of the International Day of Peace, we will convene the builders.
On September 20 & 21, during the general debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, we will explore innovative approaches to drive transformational investment in the Global Goals.
Through a series of workshops, leaders of established and emerging companies will engage with investors who can capitalize businesses at significant levels.
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.
We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all.
Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principless – 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.
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.
Aside from the obvious benefits of addressing the world’s biggest challenges, it is also opens up enormous opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Leading industry focused investors who leverage their talent, influence and capital to identify and grow businesses will share their investment approach and industry insights.
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.
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.
The Chaeli Campaign was 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 so that she could socialise more effectively and claim her life and independence in a more real way has culminated in a fully-fledged social justice foundation that provides a holistic range of services to support differently-abled catalysts of change. At the same time 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 (recipient of the 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize, 2012 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism and 2013 World of Children Youth Award), 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 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.
|18:00||21:00||Dinner in Honor of Nobel Laureates|
|18:00||United Nations Plaza|
|18:30||18:35||Welcome Remarks: Robert Smith, Founder of Investment Community Visibility|
|19:00||21:00||Networking Dinner Reception|