From Start-up to Scale at The Global Engagement Forum

IMG_7814The Global Engagement Forum, hosted by PYXERA Global at the Newseum in Washington, DC brought together top representatives from the public, private, and social entities to discuss how organizations within each of these sectors can effectively turn the Sustainable Development Goals from aspiration to achievement. From technology companies such as SAP, Intel, and IBM, to leaders in life sciences such as Medtronic and GSK, from financial institutions like JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse, to non-governmental entities like the United Nations Foundation and USAID, PYXERA Global convened a brain-trust to not just discuss, but drive practical action that will affect such diverse yet interlinked areas as innovation, entrepreneurship, employment and economic opportunity, health, the human and natural environments, volunteerism, human rights, innovation, sustainable supply chains, and leadership, on a global scale.

In his capacity as a co-chair of the MIT’s IDEAS program Board of Advisors, Faleiro Managing Partner Christian Bartley moderated a panel during the two-day program on scaling up social ventures. Panelists including Sheldon Himelfarb, President & CEO of PeaceTech Lab, Pamela Roussos, Senior Director of the Miller Center for Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, David Wilcox, CEO of Reach Scale, and Shobhita Soor, Chief Impact Officer and Co-Founder of Aspire Food Group discussed a variety of aspects related to moving social enterprises from start-up to global impact, including funding strategies, growth and impact metrics, and partnership models with global corporations, NGOs, and governments. A lively discussion ensued with audience members representing all three sectors and multiple continents, offering questions and ideas that benefited all participants in attendance.

Faleiro congratulates PYXERA Global on a successful conference and was honored and privileged to be invited to participate.