Goals House @ G7
8th & 9th june
In June 2021, hosted by the UK, leaders from some of the world’s most advanced economies which form the G7 met to discuss how to help the world build back better from the coronavirus pandemic and create a greener, more prosperous future.
Launching parallel to the G7 Summit, Goals House came to life, hosting a series of events from our London hub at Soho House, live streamed to our members around the world. These included panels, fireside chats, screenings of videos and other topical content.
Over the two days Goals House hosted a multitude of speakers, both in person and virtually, to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals in the run up to COP26 and UNGA. From sustainable innovation in fashion, beauty and sport to humanising the climate emergency, the same message was echoed across the house: COVID has presented us with the unique opportunity to re-evaluate and create change, but it will take action from both leaders and the individual to ensure this is long lasting.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Panel hosted by Google. This panel will explore the importance of partnerships for creating lasting change in the run up to COP26.
Moderated by Matt Barbet. Joined by Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Director, Google.org; Clive Allison, Global Sustainability Director, Unilever; Pierre Slamich, Co-founder, Open Food Facts.
20 YEARS OF IMPACT: Lessons learnt from fighting the world’s deadliest epidemics
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Global Fund, join us to hear from leading experts on the lessons drawn from the fight against the world’s most deadly epidemics, and how those lessons can help the world tackle existing and future global health challenges.
Moderated by Tania Bryer, Anchor and Executive Producer, CNBC. Speakers include: Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa and Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University; Robbie Brozin, Co-Founder, Nando’s; Olivia Ngou, Founder and Executive Director of Impact Santé Afrique.
FINANCING AFRICA’S FEMALE FUTURE
This panel event, hosted by The Five Foundation, will look at the need to prioritise funding to the women activists on the ground leading the change to invest in Africa’s female future.
Moderated by Mary Harper, Africa Editor, BBC. Joined by Nimco Ali, OBE, Co-Founder and CEO, The Five Foundation, The Global Partnership To End FGM; Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department; Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade; Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
THE GLOBAL GOALS AVENGERS: Lifting Up, Giving Back and Driving Forward
Moderated by Project Everyone Co-Founder, Gail Gallie, this panel will explore the question of how the ‘Global Goals Avengers’ are working to create a more stable, equitable and sustainable society.
Joined by Charlotte Kirby, VP Global Strategic Relations, Salesforce; Paula Murphy, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Wood PLC; Jane Wakely, Lead CMO, Mars; Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Founder / CEO of Malaika; Ini Archibong, Designer.
Sustainable Sport: How sport can 'future proof' and help to drive climate action
Goals House convened the leading minds in sport to discuss the issues facing the industry, leveraging and mobilising on their mass consumer appeal and audience to drive climate action.
Moderated by Karthi Gnanasegaram, Sports Presenter
Joined by Sarah Smith, Facilities & Sustainability, The Football Association; Yath Gangakumaran, Director of Strategy & Business Development, F1; Hattie Park, Sustainability Manager, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (The Championships, Wimbledon)
HOW CAN WE BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND ACCELERATE A BETTER EDUCATION FOR ALL?
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the digital inequities around the world, however the issue has existed for a long time prior to this, disproportionately impacting marginalised communities. This panel, hosted by HP, will explore how bridging the digital divide will help secure a better education for all.
Joined by Mayank Dhingra, Senior Business Education Leader, EMEA, HP; Angela Siefer, Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
CREATIVITY ON THE MIND: Leveraging the arts to re-imagine healthcare
Hosted by Fady Jameel, Vice Chairman of Community Jameel, and Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead at the World Health Organization (WHO)
With moderator Katy Wickremesinghe, Founder KTW London & The Wick
Joined by Ed Vaizey, Member of the House of Lords and Former UK Government Culture and Digital Minister; Marc Quinn, Activist Artist; Nisha Sajnani, Associate Professor, Director, Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, New York University; Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Iva Fattorini, Founder, Artocene | Founding Chair, Cleveland Clinic Global Arts and Medicine Institute.
This panel discussion explores the emergence of the arts as a powerful force in the global effort to improve our mental health, asking how arts based interventions might measurably improve mental health outcomes.