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

20 Aug 2021

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· Fifth Sustainable Development Impact Summit to take place virtually from 20 to 23 September 2021

· Leaders to shape new trajectory of progress towards protecting the planet

· New technologies, innovative policies and advancing global partnerships are key focus areas

· Media sign-up is now open

Geneva, Switzerland, 20 August 2021Media sign-up is now open for the World Economic Forum’s annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit 20 to 23 September 2021.

Taking place in the context of the United Nations General Assembly, the summit convenes under the theme Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery. It will welcome leaders from government, business and civil society who will work together to drive action and build momentum for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

The meeting will examine four interdependent areas and bring together communities of purpose to advance ongoing project work. Impact sessions and briefings will focus on Revitalizing economies, Advancing an inclusive recovery, Scaling up climate action and Shaping future food systems.

Leaders from civil society are crucial stakeholders at Forum events - they bring unique perspectives and expertise to drive changes. Cultural influencers, philosophers, artists, scientists, and academics will participate throughout the week.

Cross-disciplinary leaders from the Forum’s Global Future Councils, the world’s foremost knowledge network, as well as youth voices from the Global Shapers, Young Global Leaders, Technology Pioneers and UpLink communities will also play active roles.

Members of the media who sign up as reporting press will have access to issue briefings and media sessions, networking opportunities with senior executives and global innovators, and embargoed reports and company announcements.

Closer to the meeting dates, registered media will receive a confirmation package with meeting-related updates and embargoed materials.

Here are some of the sessions and issues that will be advanced at the summit, see the full programme here::

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