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Melati Wijsen
Founder at Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Marc Benioff
Chairman and C.E.O. at Salesforce
Punit Renjen
Global CEO at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman at World Economic Forum
Sarah Kelly
Anchor-at-Large at Deutsche Welle
Badr Idrissi
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at ATLAN Space
Allen Blue
Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management at LinkedIn
Fatima Azzahra El Azzouzi
Global Shaper at Casablanca Hub

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.

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Punit is in his 32nd year with Deloitte and became CEO of Deloitte Global in June 2015. Deloitte operates in more than 150 countries, with approximately 312,000 professionals. Punit is also a member of the Deloitte Global Board of Directors.As Deloitte Global CEO, Punit set in motion a global strategy to achieve his vision for undisputed leadership in professional services. In his first term, he led efforts that resulted in double-digit aggregate revenue growth globally, with Deloitte becoming the largest of the Big Four professional services organizations. Currently Deloitte is recognized as the strongest and most valuable commercial services brand. Also, during his tenure, Deloitte advanced audit quality through significant investments and focus.As a tangible expression of Deloitte’s commitment to its purpose of making an impact that matters, Punit launched Deloitte’s signature corporate responsibility program, WorldClass, to empower 50 million people to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Punit is also committed to advancing diversity and inclusion at Deloitte, including through measurable actions toward gender balance across Deloitte and within its leadership ranks.In June 2019, he started serving his second elected term.Punit has held several leadership roles within Deloitte, including serving as the chairman of Deloitte LLP (US) from 2011-2015 and before that, as CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP (US).

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Professor Klaus Schwab was born in Ravensburg, Germany in 1938. He is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.He founded the Forum in 1971, the same year in which he published Moderne Unternehmensführung im Maschinenbau (Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering). In that book, he argued that the management of a modern enterprise must serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders (die Interessenten), to achieve long-term growth and prosperity. Schwab has championed the multistakeholder concept since the Forum’s inception, and it has become the world’s foremost platform for public and private cooperation. Under his leadership, the Forum has been a driver for reconciliation efforts in different parts of the world, acting as a catalyst of numerous collaborations and international initiatives. (See the history page for more information).

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Sarah Kelly is an American journalist and the Anchor-at-Large at Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster. She hosts the flagship weekday news and current affairs program, “DW News”, and the talk show, “Global Talk”. Sarah was a leading anchor of the station's relaunch in 2015. From one of Europe’s most influential capitals, Berlin, she has covered the migration crisis, Brexit, the German and US elections, the war in Syria, and the bailout of Greece. Sarah regularly interviews top decision makers, including EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, and Ukraine Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.Previously, Sarah was an anchor and producer at Bloomberg Television in New York, where she covered business and financial markets, and interviewed economists, experts and executives across Fortune 500 companies. She earned multiple Bloomberg Best awards for excellent reporting during her six-year tenure.In addition to her journalism, Sarah moderates high-level panels at global conferences, such as the World Economic Forum, the G20 and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP).Sarah holds a BA in political science (magna cum laude) from Columbia University in NY, where she was a trustee scholar. She has been named a German Chancellor Fellow and an Atlantik-Brücke Young Leader.

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Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of ATLAN Space, a start-up that supports government and institutions to protect life. ATLAN Space’s proprietary artificial intelligence mimics human pilots onboard drones during missions, enabling cost-efficient monitoring and measurement over very large, beyond the horizon areas, to support vulnerable populations and fight environmental crimes. Prior to ATLAN Space, held different positions with leading worldwide information and communication companies. Telecommunications engineer. MBA, Ecole des Ponts Business School in Paris.

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Mental health changemaker and Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the governing body of Global Shapers, World Economic Forum. Security Engineer at Microsoft Canada, subject matter expert in information protection. Co-led a Global Mental Health campaign in 2018 by Shapers, featuring testimonial videos from 20 cities in 6 languages. Leads a Global Peer Counselling initiative by Shapers for those who cannot afford professional psychology support. MSc in Control Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, USA; BSc in Computer Science, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco. Serves on the Board of Trustees of Al Akhawayn Alumni Association; held leadership positions at IEEE & the Society of Women Engineers. Served as the Curator of the Global Shapers Casablanca hub for the 2018-2019 term.

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Nearly 4 million young people took part in the global climate strikes of September 2019, a capstone in a monumental tide of youth engagement and action in recent months. How can this momentum be turned into broad-based collaboration and scaled impact?

This session marks the inauguration of UpLink, a digital crowd-engagement platform to accelerate the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To discover more about UpLink, please visit: https://www.weforum.org/uplink

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Hello and good afternoon everyone. I'd like to wish you a very warm. Welcome to this up link preview linking up the next generation of changemakers. My name is Sarah Kelly. I'm a TV news anchor and two journalist. I hope the main international news program at Deutsche welle television in Berlin, and I'm really thrilled that I get to be here with all of you this afternoon for the session. Vanilla over the next 45 minutes. We're going to be hearing a lot about Uplink Uplink is a digital crowdsourcing platform aimed at accelerating progress toward the sustainable development goals

will be hearing from the world economic Forum, which is hosting the platform. We will be hearing from the foundational Partners Salesforce Deloitte and Microsoft LinkedIn and we'll be hearing from Young Global changemakers who are actually already involved in the platform and they can really tell us from a first-hand perspective what it's been like for them. So first though without any further Ado, we would like to hear a little bit more about the platform and we have really the great honor and a great pleasure this afternoon of being welcomed here today by the founder and executive chairman

of the world economic Forum Professor Klaus Schwab. Thank you very much. I should tell you a little bit to history why is reform has taken since initiative has concluded with C United Nations the major and strategic cooperation agreement and resign disagreements together with secretary Channel and deputy secretary. We discussed how quick surform best contribute to see objectives of see global sustainability cc go and switch. See you in a sec to be reached by 2030.

Sarah so many different Industries related to sustainable development goals. And of course as the number of social initiative going on I thought it's missing two things. The first one is we should not have service. At least it's not just coming from and light Business Leaders at City Gear in the room off of Government. We have to engage people and people practically startups young people now to a certain extent Alex's streets to protest but they have

ideas. I'd be happy to give to some some means to translate your concerns into action to translate Circle Townsend. Now we cannot invite everybody to Devil's. But today we are living in ch of supposed to disable Lucian and we have to think of digital to the idea. Was it created? Why not to have a digital platform available, which would only allow people engagement by the ways to name a public means linking two people up to the objectives of sustainable development. So I approached them

some of CPAP no cell phone and I'm so grateful that I found open ears and CR2032 commitment really to contribute to make such a platform hap and Malachi since you were suppressed one, encouraging us and full commitment and Son Of course Adam blue Newport LinkedIn Microsoft involved so Premium so people together and OC leadership off my colleague Dominic. We we were able to develop a first platform which we will get Subway in Logan right today. So first reformed it's a very important that I would say really just felt like a moment if your defines a form as a Bluetooth

speaker as a platform we have everybody on board, but we do not have on board yet. It's the power of people and we sapling we are confident that we can reinforce with many good idea. What we are doing here is Advance Auto on a different initiatives and first, we're all sinking for quite some time. What would be the first area? Really quick shows the power of such a digital instrument and such a teacher platform. Andre said it's because you see ocean Summit FCU n coming up to see you and also we

knew we have to integrate and I'm very happy to see young generation. We have to integrate Young Generation as much as possible and you was here from from some of our waitress how to play already a very important role in making sure that Appling will be a great success. Thank you. All for coming here for us is really important moment. Thank you, particularly our partners and I think we we have stopped it may be here. Very important than interesting Journey these quite some consequences for the world because if

I would summarize again, what application is Apple is a teacher platform to integrate. Accelerate and aggregate Goodwill see Innovative Spirit see entrepreneurship of all people behind CST cheese. Thank you song Thank you very much Professor Schwab from concerns into action. The power of the people we've heard. Now. What Uplink is to be want to know what it looks like. We have a great treat now, we're going to be joined by an engineer from Microsoft who has been involved in the pie for him. She's also a

global shaper from the Casablanca Hub. So please without any further Ado join me in welcoming to the stage Fatima. Azahara El azzouzi. Thank you, Sarah from the early stages of Uplink when it was just an idea. I was involved in designing is actually with a group of global Shapers. And also in the past few months. I was part of the process of applying to bring it in my technical perspective as an engineer at Microsoft about also the lens of inclusion. This is an area that I work on as part of the global Shapers community. And the goal here is to make sure that up link from the

beginning is inclusive of the people we tend to forget about and who are you sitting over looks so this is really important. So we have mail a letter yesterday people who bring project that really Advanced the SUV. So she was a kid. So I had the idea of banning plastic bags in Indonesia and last year. The band was actually implemented. So in the same way the next coming Innovation with come from maybe a person from Venezuela food doesn't have a high school. Do we think about that person or from a woman with a disability in Morocco

or from a Syrian refugee in the oven on to the goal here is we want these people to be members of The Optimist Community from day one and I am really delighted to share with you on to take you today through a preview of what's Happening. Looks like we look like actually next month when it is launched as a pilot to the public so we can video. And I was supposed with the homepage. So from the homepage you can already have clear at Key action when you can stay safe connections from

and we have topic. So it's organized by suffix and ocean SPC number 14 as we have here the UN special invoice for the ocean with us. So that would be our example and you have a lot of contacts including actually articles from the forearms strategic intelligence a platform so curious of the Articles as well as what are the challenges that people have submitted to be in relation to a topics oceans. So answer each topic, we have a number of challenges. So we see here to

challenges that you can actually take action on and country views on so we have some supporting material that you can use that's related to that challenge. So let's delve into a specific Challenge on the ocean. So Is challenge we have a number of issues. So those issues are issues that you can cycle by bringing your own contribution. So you can come to the platform by submitting your ideas and get that your ideas are then reviewed and key Races by the forearms Express at network network and the best contributions are highlighted. We see here but there was an entrepreneur with us today.

So his project is highlighted and him as a contributor as well. So let's look at what a contribution face looks like in a pink. So this is an example of a contribution phase of the project so get to answer his questions. Like what issues are we addressing and how can we stayed up this project? So any information that you can have that support end at this solution? So what can you do actually as a user when you use an update you can think I'll just take action button which allows you to contribute in two ways either sharing your perspective or ideas or something conceptual about

It's time for you to have a ready solution or you have a sort of that. You found it you can submit it as well. You can make your contribution public or you can keep its privates and tell it's real by the experts. So we submit this. We hope that the experts are going to approve this and take it to the next next how do we actually make an impact? So around action and action group is just a number of people who gets around the same Challenge and they can next and they work together to advance as they see here that the community can connect and interact with each other to advance

this project. So we hope that you will Aldi I think you so it's very easy email address or phone number for your makes it faster for you to get down to where it because it falls your consent. So we have the abilities example. She's a LinkedIn user and her data is pulse from from LinkedIn. So she is ready from here to Stars engaged in and taking action. So, it's for anyone anyone can join Uplink, and I look forward to using it to advance the cause that what is it called that matters to me, which has

investments in mental health. I encourage you all to do this for the cousins that are closest to your heart. And please don't forget that message. I said at the beginning, let's not forget to invite the underrepresented people to join the community. Thank you. Thank you so much to Fatima. Uplink would not be possible without Partnerships and we're going to be hearing now from the foundational Partners. We're to being with Salesforce. We are joined by Marc benioff. He is the chairman and the co-chief executive officer of Salesforce and a member of the Board

of Trustees at the world economic Forum mark, thank you. Alright, well, thank you very much. I don't need to step. I think we're that's right here. How's everybody doing class? I wanted to say thank you so much for the world economic forum. And I want to congratulate you on the 50th year. You have shown us the power of stakeholder capitalism with your vision that we must be about all stakeholders and not about just shareholders. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude

to you and I am fully convinced after attending even just this first day of the conference as well as the other programs that I have been through now that capitalism as surely I knew it that I have been trained on went to school on is dead that there is a new capitalism a stakeholder capitalism exactly as he described it a more fair or more sustainable more Equitable capitalism. So thank you Klaus for giving us this tremendous gift. Thank you very much. And really that's why I am so

excited about Uplink, you know Klaus and I have been working on the fourth Industrial Revolution centers for a quite a few years. Now, we have them all over the world. I like to call them the franchisees of the world economic Forum because there are Outpost where our members come to brainstorm and convene and understand all the technology that's happening. But what happens in the centers in there's one very close to my home and the Presidio in San Francisco. They are very much not workshops, but they are due shops. They are the world's greatest experts who are coming

together to show us where the world is going and were able to create policy new ideas will transform weather corporations or governments spend phenomenal, but the thing that has been most inspiring about the fourth Industrial Revolution centers Is the youth to see these incredible Global Shapers and young leaders come in and see the power of the technology but then say I can do something with this to improve the state of the world the very mission of this organization to improve the state of the world and to see fourth industrial revolution

technology coupled with the used to do that. Well that's inspiring because that really opens the next door for Klaus his vision, which is Uplink why Uplink is so important is because when we look at these Global issues like oceans, for example, of course, these are tremendous imperative that we have to get our minds around but will there are key stakeholders all over the world that can be united through this digital technology platform and you can start in the technology you understood it when Klaus was saying what the initial

Visionist but to see it come together is so powerful. So I'm so excited to see this continuation Pass chest with the fourth Industrial Revolution centers have become to see this digital can be a platform to address these key issues like oceans or like we heard today in class his opening remarks. We now have a program 1 trillion trees. Org where we are going to convene on a global basis corporations governments nonprofits to focus on planning 1 trillion trees and reducing or eliminating 2/200 Giga tons

of carbon out of the atmosphere as we know Carbon, of course on the planet and the universe is actually a constant. It's it's humans who are moving the carbon around and we have the ability to extract that carbon directly out of the atmosphere through 1 trillion tree initiative, and it's something that I also expect to see rapidly emerge on Uplink. So Klaus. Thank you for guiding us forward and after showing us this tremendous Vision, we're very grateful. Thank you.

Thank you very much to mark for that. We're going to hear next from another phone tationil partner, and that is Deloitte. We're especially with the core values of delights of please without any further to join me in welcoming to the stage. We have plenty to mention cheap Global Chief Executive Officer of DeWitt. I wanted to get that correctly. I hope I did it. Mark I need this I wasn't born with your good looks in your height. I want to start by echoing with Mark said class.

Klaus thank you. Thank you for the world economic Forum congratulations and fifty years and thank you for this great team Dominic and the entire team here have done a great job on this. I represent Deloitte and Deloitte believes passionately that business has a dual role in society. It has to be a force of good and we exhibit that every day with 300,000 professionals going to work to try and make a positive impact for the Tri-State they serve and to the communities to the living working.

300000 individuals that contribute their skills every day whether it is making a commitment to try and take 50 million people out of poverty or work on initiatives like uplink We believe that this is not only the right business thing to do. It is the right thing to do and it has been a key part of our DNA and our core values, but one thing that we have learned is that despite our size despite our passion. We cannot do this alone. And some of the issues that the professor Klaus has raised in that Mark talked about

we believe that we need to collaborate with entities like the West like Salesforce LinkedIn Microsoft to try and address these issues issues like climate like income inequality like poverty. That's why we've collaborated with the web for the last 20 years and when Professor Claus called me of over the summer and said Mark is going to work with us on Uplink. Would you sign up I said, yes, absolutely. For the last number of months. We've been working with Salesforce with Microsoft LinkedIn and contributing a deep technical skills because

we believe up link has the potential to try and get that Community together to address some of these issues that are so critically important for us to address not only for this generation look for the next generation will be very excited to be part of this. Thank you for giving us this opportunity and we are all in Thank you so much pretty for that. And I mentioned that there were three foundational partners and we're actually going to be hearing from the third with our closing

remarks today. So we have Allen blue hear from from LinkedIn and he will give our closing remarks a little bit later in the program. But first Mark mentioned that one of the biggest Inspirations to him was really hearing from the young people. So we're going to do that. Now. I'm going to go over to this side of the stage because we are going to have a conversation with people who are really on the front lines when it comes to LinkedIn. So melati bizon is joining us unless you please come up to the stage.

Melati is the first Uplink in bassador. I'm she also happens to be an activist herself. She has two organizations. Not just one one is called. Bye bye plastic bags and the other one is called Utopia. And I know you're going to tell us all about that and how you're using the Uplink platform in just a few moments the first I want to Welcome to the stage batter addressee also joining us. Butter is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Iceland space in Morocco. You're going to tell us what that is. He's also an entrepreneur

involved in the development phase of the pop when we saw you a little bit earlier. In fact as part of that presentation. So we got to see a little bit of your work already and melati. I I mentioned that you are the first Uplink Ambassador. So perhaps we can start to talk about you know, why this platform mean so much especially for your generation and then we'll hear a little bit more about how it's playing out. So why is this so important for you? Generation and for that I was kind of thinking what where do I start? You know young people are fresh. We have bright new ideas, and we're willing and

ready to be part of the decisions that are being made today. But also in the time that we're living in especially right now with all of the issues happening in the challenges that we're facing in today's time, you know, young people the unique aspect that we have is that we don't look at it as a burden but more as an opportunity and I think that this digital platform will allow us to be taken we'll have our contributions and have our ideas be taken seriously and really connected with them. A wealth of knowledge of traditional Business Leaders innovators at investors and

really have the space where young people can feel like they are being heard that are would you say you're being taken seriously. I mean you're at your up links first registered entrepreneur you had experience at the platform Bristol. How did you come to get involved and even find out about up like and and how's it been playing out so far? So we were we discussing Uplink through our membership in catapult ocean ocean is an impact crater that has a deep focus on the ocean and they're also one of the founding

accelerator partners of Uplink. So we were introduced to the projects by catapult ocean. We started discovering the platform as a test user during the deployment and development phase and it was really interesting for us to discover that one of the main focus is for the Platform for the moments is the ocean challenge. We are currently addressing with our solution and one of the road blockers for a sustainability of the ocean is illegal fishing and we believe that with our technology were able to

support government to fight illegal fishing by helping them understand what's happening on very large Marine areas for that. We develop artificial intelligence that allows drones to be fully autonomous and monitor very large Marine areas. So it's really about taking action and doing something and so during the review at we filled the deform for Uplink and the reviewing during the revision process. Our technology was identified as a high potential Innovation solution. So

we were invited to join the group of drone technology for goods and we were we were very happy with that. Anna melati, you know two daughters playing perhaps you can also tell us because I mentioned that you have two organizations Yourself by buy plastic bags used Topia, you know, given father's experience and and what you seem playing out so far. How do you envision that you might engage with the platform? So one of the things that has happened for me and my last 7 years being in a front-line activist with v i plastic bags and then

actually achieving a change within regulation back home in Bali, I kept getting the same question of young people all around the world. How can we do what you do? And this is where you still Pia our new project really comes in to help Empower young people through peer-to-peer education problem and with Uplink as an inaugural Ambassador was something that I really am excited about his to get into the space with Uplink. I'm through youth partnership on seeing how we do really curate the space more for the young people. And you mentioned that they can do what you do. I'm the way that

they can do. What velocity does is actually I'm sure you guys have seen this fly to sort of to the left of us here. There's a link on the bottom of conflict Uplink. West Forum. Org. So if you do have expertise that is how you can submit things and share them. So that is indeed actionable curious how you feel and we saw the foundational partner speaking a little bit earlier. We saw how important this was as efficient for the founder in the executive chairman of the world economic Forum really clearly robust support for this platform. And how does that make

you feel as an entrepreneur? So I'm engaging with it because we're facing a lot of issues theme start up. He's trying to have an impact is really changing assistance funding Isis in the government is really challenging. I do believe that at Can provide us with the expertise such as Gimli puke and and expertise to really scaled the technology and tell geographically and what's really interesting by saying scale the technology and geographically is that I think is not only about the

ocean. So address different sdgs and our technology being flagged as a high-potential Innovation with the group for drones technology. Forget we're able to address other SVG such as a different station providing humanitarian support distress population illegal Mining and Swan oyster as we mentioned me. What's so exciting about that for you. And I mean, what it what are you playing? What you going to do? I mean, I'm really am so honored as well. Also just to see how this is really opening a pass

for more young people like myself. The question that you asked about all the partners behind Upland Injustice enthusiasm that was coming at really rough. ER actually reflects the younger generation very well, and it's exciting. It's refreshing to see because we need a space like this that is able to connect the dots and I think that that is what Uplink is doing is creating this digital platform where all of the knowledge and access is accessible to people and suddenly Solutions seem so much more closer to our fingertips butter. You mentioned

you're finished with the legal fishing. For example, Kayla take the ticket peons. Know. How is Uplink potentially enabling you to take your technology your initiative what you're doing beyond that illegal fishing is really about visibility. So understanding, what government problems are what what's are the changes that are faced by those government, and we believe that Uplink is really building connections to understand what's happening and also get the resources to resolve those issues. It's not

only us, but it's the partnership that we're building through Uplink to provide solutions to really critical issues that Humanity's facing today fact. We want to hear Pier from all of you cuz you know that there's so much expertise in the audience. There's really a breath in the death of expertise on I saw all of you signed up a firm that so if you have a comment or perhaps even a question, we would love to hear from you the floor is open just raise your hand and if you could just give

your affiliation in a little I thought your work before you speak that would be greatly appreciated right here in the front. Thank you. Thank you for the presentation. I my name is Mario and Yoshi flower and the CEO of catapult ocean. I'm very proud of work clothes to wear the West team on airplane the past half-year as as father mentioned, we invested and support oceans. I start at 7 to build a global ecosystems to work with us and care. It's a fantastic way for us to be expanded ecosystem and connect decision-makers potential customers with a shelf in lobster bisque

and investors with this impacts our jobs as Weichert other integrators accelerators old investor, some people would competency to contribute to this platform. Fantastic. Thank you so much. I thought another had to go off right next to you. Thank you. My name is Elizabeth and I want to read the first Ambassador Thompson. We are establishing a very interesting is Digi Gateway in Latin America and the Caribbean which is obviously Spanish and English. I wonder how can we connect you to want me so that whatever we're doing

which is what countries are doing. What you and agencies are doing for ngos are doing what everybody's doing around is DG's I would love to see if we can link because this could link to another language which is Spanish into a very large community were talking about 680 million people. Thank you. Thank you so much. We just heard actually that we have investor Peter Thompson here in the audience and he is the UN special Envoy for the oceans. So we would love to hear more from you.

Is this message about what's going on in the ocean in a one-man can't do it. I'm into countries every week have been for the last three years, but this is beyond so I don't need to be cloned. All those things were talking to people about in countries can be done through Uplink now. I'm really excited about it. I'll ask a question for courageous. Maybe if you look at the oceans problems, and they basically fall into vr-305 areas in a marine pollution Fisheries the physical nature of the ocean acidification warming and their communities which are

interest just in the 03. That's what they tend to specialize in. I'm just interested in marine pollution. Do I get into a kind of family here of others who just interested in marine pollution somehow. Thank you. Thank you. Dominic would you like to respond to that you've been looking at this issue come in season? Photo of clouds ukulele from Salesforce. So to answer your question is yes to the behind-the-scene. We are going to create a community of expert subject matter

expert like a gymnast the princess for other people are related to the Friends of ocean action or bending of ocean Foundation to create all the ideas start up that, Parkin to the Roblox. That would be published. Going to hear from Jim leave. Now, one of the leading scientists at Stanford. I direct the center for ocean Solutions there in been involved with the foramen all these things. I can graduations to The Forum into the founders and then particulate

matter for bringing this to life. I mean, it's amazing for Innovation with all the data and Technology coming to us now about what's happening in the oceans and what we're doing to them. There's also a person ever been a more urgent need for that and it's hard to imagine better hands to put that in these hands so frightened for me as a as an old guy. That's super exciting. About making change in the world and you talked about it expertise you've talked about disability coming from this platform. But how what do you need

from the platform? How do you see taking these great ideas that you have the kind of scale that you dream of you can start because you're actually using and initiatives all over the world and those initiatives. Some of them are really really interesting but they don't have access to expert resources. They don't have this visibility and I strongly believe that such a platform can really enabled them to scale because those initiatives would be vetted are traitors experts. So once a really interesting idea is coconut. They will have

the necessary muncher in coaching follow-up expertise access to decision-makers and someone that would allow them to have a real Global impact because what we've been seeing light There were a lot of initiatives going on and this is a problem that were actually facing there are a lot of initiative but they're small cell model today is that there's a lot of money going to interviews to do pilots, but there's no follow-up on scaling induced by the speakers does enzio's doesn't have the mechanism to 2 to follow up on those pilot. And this is a whole

difference between being for-profit and nonprofit organization being for profit means that it's in your DNA to go beyond at the first and scale and be profitable and this is the big difference that I see you're not playing so and I blame those ideas those projects those Journeys to scale. Once they prove that they're really interesting. Biloxi would eat the what would you like to see? What do you need a spot on explaining that Communication channel once it's better than having that entire process and we're where we are

then connected to other action groups are specific experts that can actually help all of these ideas turn into a reality. Anyone else the floor is open. Hi, I'm Edith from The Venture Capital fund of funds from Bahrain and I think from our perspective as an investor, especially into Venture. I think one area that I think up links will definitely help support is building that kind of awareness that projects that actually do tackle. The sdgs can actually still be profitable and venture capitalist can actually put their money into

this. We've seen it huge interest and impact investors, but a lot of the time they can't find like-minded people they struggle to find people that actually believe that an impact the project will actually make money and bring back money to their investors, especially if they run Venture fund and I think I'm up link will help build awareness connect investors with other like-minded investors and be able to to find people such as a vendor and yourself to to be able to do this. We have time for just one more comment, if somebody has one. Oh, no, I thought you were okay. We're going to get

both of them in so. are there Hi Melody, I'm only Luis from million times from Indonesia are really proud about your work. And your colleague in Globus are part of my question is are probably another question. What do you need to make sure that I playing get more and more engagement in Indonesia as the first Global Ambassador. What do you need? Because I think I came from the media. I think the media should support this initiative. I think definitely Indonesia is an incredible popcorn, you know, even being one of the

youngest Nation the network that we've built with Utopia and buy plastic bags over the year. Probably a launching ceremony where we can get a couple of key players involved and actively using up links. I mean talk about the the tech startups in Indonesia the innovators and entrepreneurs that we have within our country. Introducing this in a really proper way to our nation with one more quick comment. And then we have to move patient of what we having all think. I'm kind of congress with everybody in continuation with my colleague just said

to succeed this platform. You could be may be successful story for our for everybody else to save the planet cuz I think what we need to hear it to just engagement of the decision-makers here in the edge of the platform companies. This platform can be there the platform Brewery find a solution for The Temptations. Ives. To see the government's around here at using this and maybe the copying in their country to using in the next level for the reclusive governors in The Wider Society. Thank you very much like the great example of why we should wear you do everything to succeed

is because it is like the future for our societies. We can move on to our closing remarks often. Do we identify the solutions to provide auctions and thought it okay to make it more and more and more everyday never places. That's it. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. We have time just now for our closing comments and we're going to go over to Alan blue who is who he is, of course a co-founder and vice president of product at LinkedIn and he's just going to give us some closing

remarks. He's one of the foundational partners that we mentioned earlier. So Alan we look forward to hearing what you have to say? So thank you very much for having us including us in the development of one of the things which we have learned at Legion for many years. We've known it for a long time networks are actually fundamental to Our Success. So almost everyone in this room would be able to say I know what time would a person reached out to me for a person was available to help me reach my goal whatever they might

actually be at LinkedIn. We have noticed that some people have these strong networks the set of resources. They can call the van and some people do not call it the network app. And that Network Gap is something which prevents people who are otherwise Cement Distributors from finding a path to be successful. We saw it. We tried to do something about it. So we began to reach out to the members on LinkedIn to have identified themselves as people who would like to Mentor others and we have millions of

these people on LinkedIn and we connected them by hand bases with some of the people who needed networks and they had the most amazing time these mentors got together with these individuals spend time that he's had coffee with them or invited them over the office and almost all of them ended that process by sharing some resources some Network some connection with that young person. Typically a young person who they had worked with. this is what Uplink promises Upland promises a

similar mechanism in this case connecting with and providing resources connections funding ideas knowledge to a group of entrepreneurs who are attempting to attack some of the most the most important crises and opportunities that we face as a planet. So this announcement today is not simply a here it is but it's also what challenge to all of us. all of us need to reach out and find one of these entrepreneurs I only ask for one who you think is doing something interesting if you want to find out more about Reach out to that person use the platform to

locate that that entrepreneurs was working on as they said a cause you care about at LinkedIn be called as the plus one pledged. But Uplink everyone who is here attending attending this conference watching this live stream to find just one person who they can help. Because together we have more than enough resources to make these on foreigners successful. So without thank you very much again for including us and to the team here at the Forum and it's a Lloyd and it's Salesforce for building it and making it a

reality. And if you do have those resources that Alan just mentioned to you can actually very conveniently go to the address over there. Or just a quick note before we go is that tomorrow? There are actually three Uplink sessions. So if you are interested in this you can feel free to attend them there. They're all in the ice village. There's one on food systems on sustainable cities and on education. So thank you so much from the foundational Partners. Thank you so much to The Forum and thank you so much for the global Shapers here on the station. Thank you so much to all of

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