Handshake and Goal 17 Partners at Davos 2022-image

July 22, 2022 | Julia Cox

Handshake and Goal 17 Partners at Davos 2022

This past May, Handshake convened cross-sector leaders, innovators and thinkers committed to advancing the state of the world on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. As an important moment to advance the global agenda, Handshake has had a presence...

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December 8, 2021 | JR Kerr

Standing in Solidarity – Reflections from Rome

“Go Do It”. This was the charge issued by Pope Francis to the Global Solidarity Fund last month in Rome. Alongside the G20 Summit, Handshake was proud to stand with the Global Solidarity Fund in a series of activities to advance its work to...

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December 8, 2021 | JR Kerr

The planet needs partners.

The final COP26 agreement was announced on November 13, wrapping two weeks of negotiations, dialogues, and convenings in Glasgow, Scotland. Handshake was proud to be on ground with our partners last month, creating opportunities for the private sector to advance solutions, partnerships,...

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November 5, 2021 | Handshake

The Role of Business in Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

This post was co-authored by Kindred – The Membership for Socially Responsible Leaders. This year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) spotlighted the need for cross-sector collaboration to get back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The disruptive...

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Meek Mill and REFORM Alliance Receive PTTOW! Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award-image

August 17, 2021 | Handshake

Meek Mill and REFORM Alliance Receive PTTOW! Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award

Rap star and social activist Meek Mill has received the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award, given by  PTTOW! (Plan to Take on the World) an invitation-only community for CEOs, chief marketing officers and icons.  The Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award recognizes individuals who...

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June 24, 2021 | Maggie Stimpson

The Ultimate Guide to Global Social Impact Events

There are key moments throughout the year that corporations in the social impact space must be tracking to stay relevant. These are the places where visibility of social impact strategies and initiatives is the strongest. It is where the convening...

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January 20, 2021 | Neha Sodhi

What is the Davos Agenda?

Since 1971, the World Economic Forum has brought together global leaders to its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. For more than 50 years, the annual meeting has served as a trusted platform where leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society and academia convene...

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November 16, 2020 | Julia Cox

What To Look For At This Year’s G20 Summit

his year’s summit will be hosted by Saudi Arabia. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the summit will take place virtually over two days on November 20 -21

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August 11, 2020 | Handshake

Events In The New Normal: A Multi Faceted & Multi Platform Approach

Silver linings may feel few and far between these days. In the world of live events, Covid-19 forced everyone to find innovative ways to connect and take creative to new levels. The gleaming aesthetics and expensive sets of live events grew into to hostage-like zoom calls as events production rapidly turned virtual.   2020 has brought forth a new normal that...

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April 1, 2019 | Handshake

Social Impact, Scooters & SXSW

This year at SXSW in Austin, Handshake kicked off the week by presenting the official SXSW Social & Global Impact Opening Party on Friday, March 8 in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation. The event gathered hundreds of influencers, storytellers, and...

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May 14, 2018 | Handshake

Learnings from Milken

Sometimes referred to as the “Davos of the West,” each year the Milken Global Conference brings together the world’s leading financiers, politicians, economists, and philanthropists to “effect real change and tackle the world’s greatest challenges.”  The 2018 Conference theme “Navigating...

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More than Tacos and Beer –SXSW Gives Us Hope-image

March 20, 2018 | Handshake

More than Tacos and Beer –SXSW Gives Us Hope

Each year, brands, influencers and innovators convene in Austin for the smorgasbord of events, panels, films and concerts know familiarly as “South By.” The SXSW conference has built a reputation over the years as a tech-inspired and forward-thinking convening, bringing...

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