Nov. 1st, 2022
KIN CEO Elaine MacDonald joined changemakers SustainChain™ and PYXERA Global in New York in September as the UN General Assembly prepared to meet for its 77th session.
The US Coalition On Sustainability’s platform, SustainChain™, announced KIN was among a new group of members to its platform, started in a partnership with the UN to be a “public service platform purpose-built to unite the efforts of investors, innovators, government and non-profits to rebuild supply chains and make adequate progress toward reaching a sustainable future.”
Along with KIN, 15 new members of SustinChain include the XPRIZE, The State University of New York, Women’s Business Development Council and Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet.
“It’s so inspiring to hear in an intimate setting UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed discuss the need for global cooperation towards a more sustainable future bringing "cognitive power" and talent together,” Elaine said. “We’re really thrilled KIN is one of the early partners leveraging the Chain to accelerate progress towards a brighter future. I was delighted to converse with the Coalition’s leadership about how knowledge is an asset that can be shared, reused, repurposed, regenerated for social good.”
At the gathering, Secretary Mohammad recognized SustainChain's ability to bring together organizations that are committed to leading the change. "In this room today, solidarity is well and truly present,” she said.
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, President of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, shared what it takes to move the needle on the SDGs. “That is what SustainChain is all about: making actual business work, figuring out what are the new business models - they’re within reach,” he said.
PYXERA Global was celebrating the Clinton Global Initiative’s commitments for two of its projects that focus on driving community-led impact - T.I.E. Global Artisans and the Circular City Coalition, both of which are ventures that have been supported by KIN’s Catalyze Sessions. “Grateful for the support and partnership from Knowledge Impact Network,” said Renay Loper, Vice President of Program Innovation, PXYERA Global.