To accelerate the social impact of companies and organizations, ICV builds partnerships around the Sustainable Development Goals and provides connectivity for innovative collaboration.



USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

As a partner, ICV works closely with Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), part of the U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID’s open competition supporting breakthrough solutions to the world’s most intractable development challenges—interventions that could change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.

DIV seeks to bring in new ideas for solving problems facing millions around the world – delivering more impact, for less money, with greater potential for sustainable scale. Inspired by the venture capital experience, DIV uses a tiered, evidence-based funding model to test ideas, gather evidence of what works, find failures quickly and cheaply, without long-term commitments, and continue to support only proven solutions.

USAID Marking 50 years of Progress


The Permanent Secretariat to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, was created in 2006, and is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with its own board, based in Rome and operates on a permanent basis.

The major activity of the Permanent Secretariat is organizing the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates internationally recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students and professors from around the globe since 1999.

The Permanent Secretariat organizes the Summit in different locations across the globe with the support of a number of Nobel Peace Laureates’ foundations and organizations, and in partnership with hosting municipalities and prominent local foundations.

Vadim V. Zagladin, who was also the founder of the Permanent Secretariat, conceived the Summits, which were promoted by President Mikhail Gorbachev and the former Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni.

The Permanent Secretariat is supported by a staff of volunteers, linked with its own representatives in Italy, France, Germany, Russia, United Sates, Asia and Africa, working together to explore new opportunities in the pursue of our association goals.


Established in 1825, Jefferson is the largest academic medical center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University recently announced their official combination, creating a national comprehensive university designed to deliver high-impact education and value for students in medicine, science, architecture, design, fashion, textiles, health, business, engineering and more.

With the completion of the merger, Jefferson is expected to have combined annual revenues exceeding $4.8 billion, more than 28,000 employees, 7,800 students, 6,000 physicians/practitioners and 4,000 faculty.

Jefferson University Hospitals and Thomas Jefferson University are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for their patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital ranks as 16th Best Hospital on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll list. Jefferson continues to top the list of hospitals in Pennsylvania (3rd) and the Philadelphia metro area (2nd) in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the best hospitals and specialties.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital also stands out as among the best in 11 specialty areas:

In the summer of 2014, Jefferson reintegrated Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH) began the process of reinventing the academic health center. The basis for this transformation is our “Blueprint for Strategic Action,” which calls for Jefferson to operate around four pillars – Academic, Clinical, Innovation and Institutional Advancement.

As the Innovation Pillar, it is the job of Jefferson Innovation to foster ideas and convert them into products and services. The Innovation Pillar is where Jefferson Innovation tests new business models and nurture entrepreneurialism among employees, students and the Jefferson community. Jefferson Innovation wants to make a profound change by adopting new forms of value creation. Universities have always been good at ideas; Jefferson Innovation is going to bring those ideas to you.

The Jefferson ecosystem is nourished by a rich history of innovation and medical firsts: first heart-lung machine in open-heart surgery, first acupuncture studies in the U.S., first in Philadelphia to use anesthesia in surgery, first to characterize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Early on, Jefferson was among the nation’s first medical schools to adopt a curriculum grounded in basic science, and we pioneered medical education that augmented lectures in the amphitheater with clinical experiences in the hospital. Jefferson has been pushing boundaries, shifting paradigms and inventing better ways of training doctors and healing patients since 1824. That legacy of firsts makes us leaders of healthcare today and positions us to be pioneers tomorrow. And it makes the Jefferson ecosystem an interdisciplinary, multi-partnered, cross-pollinating hotbed that’s spawning new life in healthcare and medical science.

To learn more about Innovation Programs within the Jefferson Ecosystem, please view Healthcare 3.0

Jefferson is a powerful institution with a singular goal: to improve human health. What happens each day in Jefferson’s classrooms, clinics and laboratories inspires the support of generous donors looking for the highest possible return on their philanthropic investments. The purpose of the Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement is to seek, acquire and manage charitable contributions from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations to advance Jefferson’s mission of clinical care, education and discovery by:

  • Improving the health of our patients, families and community
  • Providing unrestricted funds to meet the most urgent needs
  • Supporting research programs
  • Strengthening our faculty to maintain academic excellence
  • Growing the capabilities and impact of academic departments
  • Providing scholarship assistance for students
  • Initiating new programs that reinvent health sciences education
  • Enlarging the pool of endowed funds to secure Jefferson’s future

In the fight against cancer, science matters. From molecular breakthroughs to innovative therapies, our research uncovers the cures of tomorrow, and saves lives today. It takes place inside pristine, high-tech rooms, using futuristic instruments and complex mathematical calculations. But at its core, cancer research is all about people. The researchers at the lab bench, the physicians and nurses by the bedside, the patients fighting for their lives, and the donors who are powering new discoveries. You have the power to tip the scales in the fight against cancer. You are the difference. Explore Jefferson’s work, get to know their team. Then join Jefferson’s quest, until every cancer is cured.