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ECOSOC Innovation Fair


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Conversation I: “Applying strategic philanthropy to the MDGs”

  • Mr. Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Council on Foundations
  • Mr. Ad Melkert, Associate Administrator, UNDP
  • Ms. Jane Nelson, Senior Fellow and Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard University , and Director, International Business Leaders Forum
  • Mr. Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on the MDGs (Moderator)

Conversation II: “Leveraging leadership and strengthening partnerships through positive dialogue”

  • Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Ms. Christina Gold, CEO, Western Union
  • Mr. John C. Whitehead, Former Co-Chair, Goldman-Sachs & Co.
  • Ms. Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ms. Kathy Bushkin Calvin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, United Nations Foundation (Moderator)

Closing remarks

  • Mr. Amir Dossal, Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships