PYXERA Global Presents the Global Engagement Forum

PYXERA Global Presents the Global Engagement Forum

Tri-Sector Leaders Convene to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals Nov. 10-12
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Leaders and innovators will come together at The Global Engagement Forum, Nov. 10-12 in Washington, DC, to discuss how cross-sector collaboration and partnership can effectively and sustainably enhance lives and livelihoods around the world. PYXERA Global is convening the forum as a means to enable conversations within the framework created by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, also known as the “SDGs”. The 17 Goals, which expand on the 8 Millennium Development Goals that will sunset in 2015, are ambitious targets, designed to generate momentum to ensure healthy, prosperous lives for all.

“The goals as currently stated are heady ones, envisioning a 2030 world with no poverty, no inequality, nor injustice where, on a sustainably-maintained planet, no man, woman or child is hungry, ill, uneducated, or unemployed,” said Deirdre White, the CEO of PYXERA Global, in a recent comment in New Global Citizen magazine.  “My inner idealist embraces this glorious vision, but I cannot deny my practical nature: there is a lot of work to be done and a 15-year timeline is short.”

The Global Engagement Forum will be held just six weeks after the United Nations ratifies the SDGs. The Forum is strategically focused on 10 of the 17 Goals where PYXERA Global believes strategic partnerships amongst the public, private and social sectors can have the greatest impact.

“We believe in this better world, we want to do something to move the needle on these key challenges. We have to narrow it down to the space where we think we can have an impact,” said White in a webcast earlier this year that provided an overview of what to expect in 2015.

The Forum will convene leaders from business, government, academia, and nonprofits to discuss how collaboration, innovation, and partnership can effectively advance this ambitious agenda. The Forum is sponsored by the Dow Chemical CompanySAPEYBDMedtronicJPMCIntelPepsiCoGSK, and the Global Health Fellows Program II.

On Nov. 12, PYXERA Global hosts the Global Engagement Broadcast, which will amplify key lessons on tri-sector partnership that advance a global development agenda for a global audience. The Broadcast will be streaming live on Nov.12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. A corresponding Twitter Chat will engage the global audience at #SDGforum.

This year also marks PYXERA Global’s 25th anniversary. A dinner celebration on the evening of Nov.12 will mark the occasion.  Tickets for the Forum and PYXERA Global’s anniversary celebration are on sale now on Eventbrite, with “early bird” discounted rates available until Sep. 30. To receive discounts on registration and updates on Forum speakers and sessions, sign up here.


About PYXERA Global
2015 marks PYXERA Global’s 25th anniversary.  Join us in a year-round celebration of 25 years of impact. Click here to join our community and learn how you can get involved. PYXERA Global leverages the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.  The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.


Contact: Morgan Singer

Communications Associate