The coronavirus crisis has hit our social lives in unprecedented ways. It made us reevaluate existing standards, magnified broken systems in societies, reminded us about the essentials of life and left us with mixed feelings about the future. At the same time the damages caused for economies are highly severe, some experts proclaim the end of capitalism as the Western world knows it, and the Amazon rainforest – the green lunges of the planet – continues to be burned down despite climate security agreements. Nothing to feel good about, but still there is hope!
Hello – I’m Nadine Bruder, host of this upcoming series of online talks and founder of the independent She For Social Impact Awards which recognize solutions led by women that create a sustainable future already today. Given the current challenging times, I felt the urge to create a space for open conversations and to gather experts from different industries for a special series of „What Matters“ live talks during UN General Assembly and Climate Week end of September. The goal of this series is to facilitate conversations and insights at the intersection of the climate crisis – globalization – digitalization – sustainability – equality and politics. And most importantly, to inspire action and to explore collectively how we can create a desirable, more equitable future.
The overarching theme for the online talks is „This Decade of Systemic Changes“ and they contribute to the educational program of the She For Social Impact Awards, a not-for-profit initiative that I launched this year. Registering for the talks is for free and you are able to voluntarily make a small contribution during the signup process.
And last but not least, I feel truly grateful for the experts that collaborate on this, and I hope that you’re as much excited about their perspectives as I am. Below you find the agenda – Looking forward to seeing you!