On 25–26 June 2019, EO presented a two-day International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations focused on inspiring, educating and connecting business leaders to promote sustainable business practices. More than 180 entrepreneurs and business leaders convened to determine concrete actions entrepreneurs can take to help transform our world.
The interactive International Entrepreneurial Summit (IES) focused on supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—17 goals and 169 targets to eradicate poverty, reverse inequality and halt climate change by 2030.
By hosting the IES, EO aims to create momentum among leading entrepreneurs from around the world and incite connections with key stakeholders from the broader UN SDGs ecosystem—forming a network of connections that will empower business leaders to contribute in solving pressing global challenges.
“The level of engagement, passion and commitment demonstrated by attendees was beyond expectations. The insights and commitment to channel entrepreneurial passion, heart, courage, tenacity and creativity into making a significant impact in the world was extremely evident!” says Brian Brault, former EO Global Chair, who was a key organizer for the event. “There was a genuine desire to support and drive EO, at the global and chapter level, to create permanent positions and infrastructure to support these efforts.”