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Global Citizen Pledges to Raise $350 Billion to Fight Poverty and Climate Change

It will price $350 billion per 12 months, over the following 10 years to get the world’s 59 poorest nations on monitor to attain the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which goal to sort out excessive poverty and local weather change, and scale back inequality by 2030.

Global Citizen, an advocacy group that tries to interact millennials, introduced in the present day that it has lofty plans to accomplice with 1000’s of CEOs, philanthropists and organizations in an try to lift the cash earlier than October 2020. Their efforts, referred to as Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, they are saying will finish in 10-hours of reside streamed concert events across the globe that includes artists like Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper, Lizzo, Metallica, Miley Cyrus, Muse, Ozzy Osbourne, Pharrell Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shawn Mendes.

“When we set about on this campaign we said, in the spirit of Bob Geldoff back in the 1980s, I don’t want to lead our troops towards a false sense of success for the sake of vanity, I want to lead everyone off the cliff in the hope that we all fly,” Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans informed Newsweek Thursday morning, referencing the organizer of charity super-concert Live Aid in 1985.

Global Citizen Pledges to Raise $350 Billion to Fight Poverty and Climate Change
Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans speaks onstage throughout Global Citizen Presents Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream at St. Ann’s Warehouse on September 26, 2019 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty

To obtain their targets, the group is partnering with the United Nations and Teneo, a world CEO advisory agency, to get corporations and billionaires to pledge cash. Cisco, Delta Air Lines, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Verizon and quite a lot of different corporations have signed on to provide and in addition work to interact different leaders to do the identical.

If they break their pledges, Evans says, the community of millennials Global Citizen has harnessed will preserve them accountable. “When a world leader steps up on a Global Citizen stage and they say they’re going to commit, our job is to make sure they follow through on it. If they don’t stay on track, we will call out those world leaders for the commitment that they made publicly,” he mentioned. “We call on them in mass, so Global Citizen advocates will tweet them all simultaneously or make so many phone calls that they have to unplug their phone.”

The group’s pledge comes on the finish of the United Nations General Assembly, the place there was a big give attention to geopolitical chaos and the risks of local weather change.

The excessive uncertainty of the longer term, mentioned Rachel Brosnahan, star of the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Global Citizen Ambassador, can lead younger folks to really feel helpless.

“Young people who sometimes feel disillusioned with the state of our world leaders and leaders in the public and private space,” she informed Newsweek. “This is a way to empower them to take charge of their own futures. Global Citizen calls on world leaders and philanthropists and activists to do the work to make the commitments and then we work together to hold them accountable.”

But why would a CEO signal on to provide cash in the event that they know they’re going to need to unplug their telephones in the event that they fail?

“The vast majority of these CEOs recognize that they have to do something, because the world is going to make them if they don’t,” mentioned Teneo CEO Declan Kelly. “Over the last 10 years, the average CEO tenure of a Fortune 500 company has been halved because of what’s happening around them. We do not have the luxury anymore of pretending that this is something that’s happening ethereally outside of us, it’s not, it’s happening to us as we breathe and walk around everyday.”

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