Stream our conversation with some of the world’s most inspiring millennial innovators.
The Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) Annual Meeting kicked off yesterday, gathering the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and many more influential world leaders, to dream up real, actionable solutions to the world’s major problems.
We think it’s pretty amazing that 3,200 Commitments to Action have already been made—changing the lives of 430 million people all over the world. Also amazing? GOOD has been lucky enough to partner with CGI to bring a fresh, millennial perspective to the gathering. One of our founders, Max Schorr, will be leading a panel on September 27th, 2015 with young social innovators from around the globe, including Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits; Kanyi Maqubela, partner at the Collaborative Fund; Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi; and Abuzar Royesh, co-founder of Bridges Academy. We can’t wait to talk about scaling impact and how small ideas can evolve into true greatness when you apply creativity to global problems.
Learn more about the theme of the Annual Meeting and tell CGI how you see the future—we’re gathering ideas on CGI’s website and on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #futureofimpact. Below are some of our favorite responses so far. We can’t wait to read yours!
“Shelter for a family in need creates strength, stability and self-reliance for generations.”
—Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity
“Greater focus on the first 1000 days of life as a window of opportunity to improve public health, drive progress of women inclusion and ultimately create a positive economic and social impact.”
—Luciana Nunez, Managing Director, Early Life Nutrition at Danone
“Working to help veterans on both sides of a conflict, move towards a productive civilian life.”
—Christine Mendonca, USA
“I think that acting on climate change is #futureofimpact.”
—Htun Aung Phyo, Myanmar
“Open free education for all. With knowledge comes understanding. Knowledge should not be behind walls but accessible to all so that it can be used to improve and better our lives. It is possible now.”
—Dennis vdB, Netherlands
“Building creative problem solvers to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.”
—Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-Lead and Executive Director of IDEO.org
“True freedom, responsible freedom for all, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other boundaries that humans have set up to think themselves better than the other.”
—L X, Malaysia
“Disaster Resiliency: preparing communities to manage large scale disasters before they occur and having a system in place to reduce the time to it takes to fully recover.”
—Doris Dunn, Director of Community Relations at Farmers Insurance
“Women empowerment through education, health & security. When a society takes cares of its women and prioritises its investments in that direction, there is far greater social order.”
—Krishna Kumar Menon, Great Britain
“The #FutureofImpact is high-quality, free EDUCATION for all so we may advocate for ourselves when confronting barriers to access of knowledge, technology, healthcare and opportunity.”
—Laura Block, USA