GENEVA, July 23 — Horyou, the Social Network for Social Good, and the Horyou Foundation will host the second edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 23-25.
SIGEF is an annual international event that gathers non-profit organizations, renowned speakers, social entrepreneurs and the general public for three days of dialogue and interaction. It features plenary sessions, cultural events and networking opportunities, as well as NGO and project showcases.
In today's global world, areas such as social empowerment, evenly shared economic growth, gender equality, business ethics, and equal access to water, education, housing and health services need immediate attention. It is pivotal that their local implications and responses be identified, assessed and debated to best achieve global social good through concrete actions. “The theme of this year’s SIGEF is Shaping Better Times to Come,” Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti said. “This is an era of great challenges at a global level, and we believe that they should be addressed in a positive and constructive manner. Everywhere, we see people taking action; they are confident that sustainable solutions can be found in collaborative innovation and solidarity. Our aim is to bring people together to share their knowledge, visions, ideas and actions, and thus contribute to worldwide social good.”
SIGEF 2015’s plenary sessions will explore the social aspects of impact investment, the role of media in today’s society, social entrepreneurship, modern food and agriculture policies, technology supporting social good, international cooperation in science, youth for positive change and transnational distributive strategies.
The first edition of this forum – SIGEF 2014 – took place last year in Geneva and hosted more than 2,500 participants and over 50 NGOs that are active on the Horyou platform. SIGEF 2015 is expected to have a far broader scope and reach, with 5,000 participants, 100 NGOs, 50 international keynote speakers and 50 media partners. This new edition of SIGEF is an open invitation for reflection, dialogue and action in favor of social innovation and social good. For a recap of SIGEF 2014 and more information about the upcoming event, please visit sigef2015.com and follow @SIGEF2015 and #SIGEF2015.
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