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Priyanka Chopra-Jonas Joins Global Citizen and Teneo During the World Economic Forum to Urge World’s Billionaires to Give More as Part of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream Campaign

January 21, 2020 GMT
Priyanka Chopra-Jonas Joins Global Citizen and Teneo During the World Economic Forum to Urge World’s Billionaires to Give More as Part of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream Campaign
Priyanka Chopra-Jonas Joins Global Citizen and Teneo During the World Economic Forum to Urge World’s Billionaires to Give More as Part of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream Campaign

DAVOS, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 21, 2020--

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and Teneo, the world’s leading CEO advisory firm, were joined by actor, producer and activist, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, in Davos, Switzerland today to urge the world’s billionaires to give at least 5% of their wealth away annually in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Global Citizen Ambassador Chopra-Jonas highlighted that $350 billion is still needed annually in order to achieve the Global Goals and end extreme poverty in the 59 poorest countries by 2030.

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“We are in such a unique position as human beings - we alone have the power to change the world we live in. 193 counties around the world rallied together in 2015 to pledge their commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, but they are not moving fast enough. As we sit today with the world’s greatest leaders in technology, innovation, philanthropy, and government, it is imperative that we have their help to fill the gap. We are running out of time, said Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Actor, Producer, Activist & Global Citizen Ambassador. “I am humbled to be an ambassador for Global Citizen and their recently launched campaign in partnership with Teneo, ‘Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream.’ At the dawn of this new decade, we must work together to urge the world’s most fortunate to give while they live in order to see an end to extreme poverty by 2030.”

“We’re here to remind leaders that they all signed up to deliver on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to end extreme poverty. The next 12 months are critical to successfully achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals by 2030 and our collective action will determine the fate of the world for the next generation,” said Hugh Evans, Global Citizen Co-Founder and CEO. “We urge all leaders in the public and private sector, along with the world’s wealthiest individuals to join us in the final ten-year push to end extreme poverty.”

“Corporations, governments, artists, philanthropists and global citizens all play a critical role in helping secure the $350 billion needed annually in order to achieve the Global Goals,” said Declan Kelly Chairman and CEO of Teneo. “As global leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, we ask all of them to become involved in the campaign as so many others have done already. Together with Global Citizen we are building a coalition the likes of which the world has never seen for this effort which will culminate in the largest live broadcast cause event in human history on September 26, 2020.”

Global Citizen, in partnership with Teneo, recently launched the Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream campaign, which mobilizes everyday citizens, corporations, governments, and billionaire philanthropists to reprioritize efforts to end extreme poverty and ensure the realization of the Global Goals.

In 2015, 193 world leaders committed themselves to the Global Goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty by 2030. This year marks one decade left to achieve that deadline. The funding needed - $350 billion annually, breaks down to just an additional $230 per person, money that will give the 1.5 billion citizens living in the 59 poorest nations access to basic health care, quality education, competent infrastructure and sanitation, social protection, and adaptation to climate change.

Global Citizen and Teneo are thrilled to announce that the following large-scale commitments were made today in Davos in support of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream:

The Global Goal Live campaign will culminate on September 26, 2020 with a global series of concerts and events, uniting the world in a shared mission to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, and reduce inequality by 2030.

About Global Citizen:

Global Citizen engages with more than 25 million advocates and activists each month. Most of them are millennials, who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. Through the platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to driving lasting change. They can redeem those awards to attend Global Citizen events and experiences that take place all over the world. To date, the actions by Global Citizen’s community around the world, along with their high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $40 billion that is set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030. For more information visit Globalcitizen.org.

About Teneo:

Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. Working exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. Integrating the disciplines of strategic communications, investor relations, digital advisory, diversity & inclusion, management consulting, physical & cyber risk advisory, financial advisory, corporate governance advisory, political & policy risk advisory, and talent advisory, Teneo solves for the world’s most complex business challenges and opportunities. The firm has more than 800 employees located in 20 offices around the world. For more information on Teneo, please visit www.teneo.com.

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CONTACT: Global Citizen:

Charmion Kinder, Global Citizen,Charmion.Kinder@globalcitizen.com

Anna Bailer, on behalf of Global Citizen,Anna.Bailer@ledecompany.com

Julie Cloutier, on behalf of Global Citizen,Julie.Cloutier@ledecompany.comTeneo:

Stephen Meahl, Teneo,stephen.meahl@teneo.com

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