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September 23-24 2019New YorkUSA
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The Sustainable Development Impact summit 2019 was the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting for integrating and leveraging the best examples of public-private cooperation, systems thinking and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop the Sustainable Development Agenda. 
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Melati Wijsen

Founder at Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Melati Wijsen is an 18 year old Indonesian/Dutch activist and change maker. She has founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She has also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mama's. Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. Being very passionate to protect the ocean; she is also an alumni member of the World’s Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council. Most recently she graduated from high school one year early at the Green School and has been honored by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders. Today, Melati is excited about her new Youth empowerment project; empowering youth through education and providing them the tools they need to be change makers.

Børge Brende

President at World Economic Forum
Former: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway; Minister of Trade and Industry; Minister of the Environment; Deputy Chairman, Norwegian Conservative Party; Member, Storting, Norwegian Parliament; Member, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and Deputy Chairman, Standing Committee on Energy and Environment; Chairman, UN Commission on Sustainable Development; Secretary-General, Norwegian Red Cross; International Vice-Chairman, China Council for Int'l Cooperation on Environment and Development (advisory board to the State Council); Chairman of the Board, Mesta (Norway's largest company in infrastructure maintenance); Member of the Board Norwegian School of Economics; Managing Director, World Economic Forum. Member of the Board, Statoil. Member of the UN High-level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child. Political Adviser to Conservative Party Chairman; Chairman, Young Conservatives; CFO, KB-entrepreneur; Member, Municipal Executive Board, Trondheim; BA Norwegian Univ. of Science and Tech. Since 2017, President, World Economic Forum. Member, Harvard International Negotiation Program, Core Advisory Council (since 2018). Recipient of awards and honours, including: Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico (2018); Grand Cross of the Order of San Carlos, Colombia (2018); Commander, Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav (2005); Cavaliere Di Gran Croce, Italy (2005); Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix, Greece (2004); "Gift to the Earth", WWF (2004).

Robyn Seetal

Co-Founder at The Mindful Scholar
Robyn is an independent, award winning, sustainability consultant and workshop facilitator. She combines her enterprise risk management skill set, accounting background, and sustainability expertise to create shared value for organizations and their stakeholders. She specializes in building strategies that consider environmental, social, and economic prosperity. Her passion for nature led her to work with multi-disciplinary experts to devise innovations to manage Canada’s natural assets and aims to propel Canada to a position of global leadership in natural capital management. She also serves on the Trans Canada Trail board; an iconic organization that built the world’s longest recreational trail. Robyn's passion for building compassionate and resilient communities led her to co-founder The Mindful Scholar, which develops mindfulness training for children, and Local Investing YYC; an investment cooperative that supports enterprises that have a triple bottom line. Robyn serves as the Co-Chair of the Global Shaper Climate Change and Sustainability Steering Committee and as the Climate Action Co-Lead for the Calgary hub. She has also served on numerous planning committees for national and international sustainability conferences. In 2017, Robyn was recognized as Corporate Knights top 30 under 30 among sustainability professionals across Canada and was appointed as a Youth Ambassador to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change for the Nature Summit in April 2019.
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