2017 Events

Nest's Third Annual Artisan Leadership Summit

7 December 2017

On 7 December 2017, Nest's Third Annual Artisan Leadership Summit was convened as a multi-stakeholder open forum and benefit luncheon hosted by Nest and Ethical Fashion Initiative at the United Nations in New York. This event was a platform for participants and attendees to lay the groundwork for a New Handworker Economy that connects handworkers, brands, and consumers in a circular and human-centric chain. The summit brought together brands, policy-makers, philanthropists, and 20 artisan leaders from around the world, and included discussions from Vanessa Friedman, Andrew Morgan, Bandana Tewari, and Simone Cipriani.

An achievable plan to meet the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals must include handworkers and women in the informal economy. As the second largest employer of women in emerging economies, the handworker sector has the ability to create positive social and economic change on the global scale while supporting 12 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. For this to be possible, transparency, development, and innovation are urgently needed. Building off of the International Trade Center (ITC)'s commitment to fashion as a vehicle for social and economic change, Nest and Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) are calling for a unified global front to uplift and mobilize the global handworker community.

For more information, please visit http://www.buildanest.org/

The Global People's Summit+SocialGood

26 September 2017

The Global People’s Summit for Sustainable Development (The Global People’s Summit+SocialGood) took place on 22 September 2017 online. This event provided a space for a global conversation to take shape—a place where people and organizations around the world could collaborate, share best practices, foster innovation, celebrate success, influence local and global agendas, and find new ways to translate their vision into act.

This one-of-a-kind innovative global summit brought together global leaders, social entrepreneurs, innovator, philanthropists, technology companies, NGOs, governments, and many others through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. In collaboration with the UN Office for Partnerships, UN SDG Action Campaign (UNDP), UN Foundation, International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, and Earthx, this event made positive progress in adopting more effective ways to engage in global conversation and collective global action.

For more information, please visit http://globalpeoplesummit.org/

Youth-led Peacebuilding: Lessons from the field

22 September 2017