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09/04/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/04/2020 08:51

Media Sign-Up Open for World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit

Amanda Russo, Public Engagement: +41 79 392 6898; [email protected]

Media Sign-Up Open for World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit

· Fourth annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place virtually on 21-24 September

· Summit's aim is to scale up solutions to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of our time

· Social justice, the economic and societal impact of COVID-19, the Green New Deal, nature-based solutions and harnessing technology to achieve the SDGs are among many issues advanced on World Economic Forum platforms and at the summit

· Media sign-up is now open

Geneva, Switzerland, 4 September 2020 - Media sign-up is now open for the World Economic Forum's fourth annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit on 21-24 September. The virtual four-day event will convene more than 1,000 leaders from government, business and civil society to foster collective action.

Taking place in the context of the United Nations General Assembly, the summit, under the theme 'Realizing a Great Reset for Sustainable Development', will initiate, accelerate and scale-up entrepreneurial solutions to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development.

The Sustainable Development Impact Summit's programme consists of five themes, each comprising action-oriented sessions: Shared Prosperity, Catalysing Cooperation, Better Business, Harnessing Technology and Liveable Planet. It will also focus on innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Members of the media who sign up as reporting press will have exclusive access to the following: webcast sessions and the opportunity to ask questions to participants; issue briefings and media sessions; networking opportunities with senior executives and global innovators; and embargoed reports and company announcements. Following sign-up, media will receive personalized login details closer to the meeting dates.

Here are some of the highlighted sessions and issues that will be advanced at the summit:

A New Standard for Social Justice
Mobilizing New Power for Change
Pathways for an Economic Reset
Deploying a COVID-19 Vaccine
Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation
Making Net-Zero Possible
UpLink: 1 Trillion Trees Challenge
Fast-Forwarding to Frontier Technologies

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