Leaders on Purpose CEO Summit

September 2021. New York City, Virtual & Hybrid, SoHo House / Goals House

On Thursday, September 23, Empire was proud to partner with Leaders on Purpose to produce the 4th Annual CEO Summit, a hybrid event taking place in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly. The annual event convenes the world’s most prominent CEOs, academics, multilateral leaders, and business visionaries, all with the goal of integrating purpose and profit.

The theme of this year’s CEO Summit, "Advancing Systemic Leadership & Shaping a Better Future for All - Together", consisted of 12 hours of programming including over 100 + leaders participating in keynote sessions, fire side chats, and intimate breakout sessions, all taking place on a custom-designed virtual platform.

Among the many highlights of the program were remarks by Leaders on Purpose CEO, Christa Gyori; Co-Founder and CSO, Dr. Tatiana Kazakova; UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore; Partners In Health Co-Founder Dr, Paul Farmer; Unilever CEO, Alan Jope; Paul Polman and many more.

Sessions from the day included a panel discussion on “Earthshot Partnerships – Breaking Silos, Building New Capacity to Problem Solve Together” with Christian Klein, CEO SAP, Dawn Nakagawa, Executive Vice President Berggruen, and Arlo Brady, CEO of Freuds. A Keynote Session, “Transparent Communication & Building Trust” with Mark Read, CEO WPP. A panel on "Economic Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Enabling a Purpose-First Environment”, in partnership with Meridian International President & CEO, Ambassador Stuart Holliday, included H.E. Rosemary Banks, Ambassador to the US, Country of New Zealand; and Karan Bhatia, Vice President Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google.

Leaders on Purpose is where purpose and strategy meet for better business and a brighter future for all. The organization supports multinational businesses in becoming future-fit, more resilient, and sustainable through embedding purpose at the core of their organizational strategy. They do this by focusing on four areas: research into strategy practices; a peer-to-peer community of CEOs; advocacy for policies to create an enabling environment for purpose centered business; and advisory on business transformation that delivers on purpose and performance. The annual CEO Summit is the organization’s flagship event bringing together leaders across sectors to in support of a purpose first economy.

Empire’s role as producer included overall project management, virtual platform development, sponsorship sales, all aspects of the technical production for the hybrid event, registration management, content development and virtual speaker coordination.

Empire is a leading producer of virtual, hybrid, and live events and has been proud to serve leading not-for-profit organizations and foundations for nearly three decades.

To learn more please visit https://www.leadersonpurpose.com

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