One Young World Counsellors Sir Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington lead B Team event on global business

One Young World Counsellors Sir Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington will lead a cohort of innovative leaders in the upcoming Business and the Global Goals event.

The event aims to explore the role of business in meeting the Global Goals and will take place on 24 September 2015 at 10.30am – 12.30pm EDT.

The world is on the brink of an unprecedented transformation to a thriving and just net-zero emissions economy. Those businesses leading the transition will be the first to benefit.

Together, these leaders will discuss how business can help meet the Global Goals for sustainable development and the critical role we can all play in accelerating the transition.

The B Team is a group of global business leaders who come together to advance the wellbeing of the people and the planet. 

Also featured at the Business and Global Goals event will be some of the world’s most innovative and ambitious leaders:

Sharan Burrow – General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
David Crane – CEO & President, NRG Energy
Bob Collymore – CEO, Safaricom
Dr. Mo Ibrahim – Founder, Celtel
Guilherme Leal – Co-founder & Co-Chairman of the Board, Natura
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – Former Coordinating Minister of the Economy & Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Mark Wilson – CEO, Aviva
Johan Rockström – Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

You can watch a live broadcast of the event here and join the conversation on Twitter using #BTeamlive.

Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group and Virgin Unite, participated in a Question and Answer at the One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg. Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, President & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post, spoke at The Third Metric Special Session at the One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg.