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Videos by: Bixi Tian/ Ana Perero

September 2015 update
The 69th President of the United Nations General Assembly visits GSF in China
global sustainability foundation. shiwei  yan, heidi hong pino, sam kutesa, edith kutes,dr ruiyan wang
During his official visit to the Chinese government in Beijing
(July 30th to August 2nd),
Mr. Sam Kutesa, President of the UN’s 69th General Assembly and his wife, Mrs. Edith Gasana Kutesa, met with Ms. Sheri Yan, GSF’s CEO and Dr. Ruiyun Wang, Chairman of the China STEM Foundation and Founding Partner of GSF at the Diaoyutai State House in Beijing to discuss the STEM initiative and its progress in China.
GSF and the China STEM Foundation updated the President on the latest activities and achievements of the “China Distance Satellite Real-Time Education Network” under the umbrella of the “Global STEM initiative” ( .

 The meeting also served to explore and discuss opportunities to establish a similar education network in Uganda and other regions of Africa. Mr. Kutesa endorsed the China Distance Satellite Real-Time Education Network and officially pledged his support in promoting its expansion on the African continent.
Following the discussion, GSF and the China STEM Foundation’s member, were invited to Uganda end of August to inaugurate the launch of the STEM project at one pilot school in rural Uganda. 

China STEM Foundation & GSF’s “Distance Satellite Real-Time Education Network initiative” – Connecting China and Uganda
global sustainability foundation- china stem
Since the initiative was launched in March 2015 in Shenzhen, China, the China STEM Foundation in Shenzhen and the GSF team headquartered in New York City have worked closely together in the implementation of the initiative and its gradual expansion to more impoverished areas in rural China.
End of July the China STEM Foundation visited Weining Yi, Hui and Miao Autonomous County in Guizhou Province, China to discuss the implementation and progress of the project at one pilot elementary school in a rural village of the county which was launched in March of this year. Representatives of the local government demonstrated their satisfaction with the project and expressed their gratitude to the China STEM Foundation for promoting equal access of quality education in underserved and remote communities in China. The two parties signed an agreement to further expand the initiative to 522 elementary and secondary schools in Weining County. The China STEM Team also visited Hezhang County in Guizhou Province, China and officially signed the “China Long Distance Satellite Real-Time Education Network” agreement with the local government. The which will be implemented in the area in the next coming months.
STEM Project Development with China STEM Education Foundation in Uganda
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The month of August brought another breakthrough. Upon the 69th President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa’s invitation, Dr. Wang, CEO and Founder of the China STEM Education Foundation and GSF visited Uganda from August 21 to 25 to launch the “Distance Satellite Real-Time Education Network”.  On August 23, after successfully installing the technical equipment, Sam Kutesa officially inaugurated Kawanda’s China- Uganda Friendship school, Africa’s first school in using satellites network to provide quality education to underserved communities. 500 people, including Ugandan and Chinese government officials, UN representatives, teachers and students, attended the inauguration ceremony presided by Mr. Kutesa. The installed satellite network enables students to access Internet and share interactive learning course with
 peers at a school in rural China.

GSF’s Director of Programs receives award
 at the AIESEC International Congress
global sustainability foundation: eliana sussman
New Delhi, India -  Eliane Sussman, Director of Programs at GSF, participated in the AIESEC International Congress in Gurgaon, India on August 21st . She was also awarded the Global AIESEC Contribution Award for her continuous support. During the Youth Speak Forum, Eliane gave a 30 minute keynote speech on the implementation of the SDGs through partnership. She also chaired a workshop on communicating the SDGs and a panel of “juries” choosing project ideas to fund.
The project proposals were presented by young delegates of AIESEC.
26 September 2015
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  ITU's 150th Anniversary Celebrations
Sheri Yan, Co-Founder and CEO of the Global Sustainability Foundation,   H.E. President Paul Kagame President of the Republic of Rwanda, Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of  ITU
Sheri Yan, Co-Founder and CEO of the Global Sustainability Foundation
  H.E. President Paul Kagame President of the Republic of Rwanda,
Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of  ITU

ITU's 150th Anniversary

ITU's 150th Anniversary Celebrations at
United Nations Headquarters, New York,
The Gala Dinner is the culmination of the day’s events.

The theme
“Connecting the World”
celebrates ITU’s mission to support sustainable development,
 and to promote education through globalized broadband access

During the Gala Dinner, the inaugural

ICTs in Sustainable Development Award

were presented toglobal leaders who promote the use of ICTs towards achieving
the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Attendees included Heads of State, past and present Leaders of the United Nations,
UN Permanent Representatives, and distinguished business executives.

Hosting  Organization:

 International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Co-Hosting Organization:

Global Sustainability Foundation ( GSF)


Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary General,
ITU 150th Anniversary Gala, United Nations, NYC



Ms. Sheri Yan, Founder & CEO of Global Sustainability Foundation
ITU 150th Anniversary Gala, United Nations, NYC

July 2015 Update
Global Sustainability Foundation co-sponsored the “Transformative Power of Art” exhibition and “Transformative Power of Music” concert (June 30th, 2015)
The concert and exhibition were commissioned by the President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sam Kutesa, and are part of the United Nations’ celebration of the 2015-Time for Global Action Campaign.
GSF’s Founder & CEO, Sheri Yan, was recognized and invited on stage during the concert as one of the top contributors to both the concert and exhibition. As a supporter of a new development agenda to establish a more sustainable and better world, also known as the UN Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs), GSF immediately took the opportunity to support an occasion that would communicate to civil society how music and art bring people together regardless of their age, gender, cultural, and religious differences to create global impacts. We are so honored to have been part of this inspirational moment.

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Mrs. Edith Kutesa, CEO of M-CASH to be GSF’s Vice Chairman of the Board (June 24th, 2015)

Mrs. Edith Kutesa, CEO of M-Cash (Uganda) and spouse of the Honorable President of the United Nations’ 69th General Assembly, Mr. Sam Kutesa, traveled to China on June 24th, 2015 to be officially inaugurated as GSF’s Vice Chairman of the Board. The Foundation is thrilled to have Ms. Edith Kutesa as a major member of the Board. Ms. Kutesa, previously a Representative of the UN Development Program to Benin, will provide the Foundation with leadership to support the Sustainable Development Goals. 
During the visit, Ms. Kutesa attended the Next Generation Collaborative Committee’s (NGCC) official launch in Beijing. More than twenty young Chinese leaders were initiated as members of the NGCC. Additionally, Ms. Kutesa visited Dr. Wang to discuss strategies for the China STEM project. She also attended a high-level meeting with China Union Pay leaders, the only domestic bankcard organization within the People’s Republic of China to provide ATM network of all banks within mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau, to discuss potential collaborations with the Foundation. 

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(Source: International Telecommunication Union)

ITU Official 150th Anniversary Celebration (May 17th
ITU celebrated their 150th Anniversary on May 17, 2015 at the Centre International de Conferences Geneve (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. The date May 17 marks the signing of the International Telegraph Convention in Paris in 1865 and has become an international observatory day known as the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Those in attendance of the event included Bill Gates, Robert E. Kahn, Thomas Wiegand, Mark I. Krivocheev, Martin Cooper, and Ken Sakamura, who were honored during the Anniversary Award for their outstanding contributions to telecommunications and information communication technology (ICT). Additionally, long-standing members of ITU were recognized for their long commitments to ITU. Speakers of the Anniversary Celebration commended ITU for its crucial role in the standardization of telecommunication and its continuous work in connecting people around the world. 

Click here to read more about the event. 
(from left to right: Ms. Luciana Pricop, Executive Assistant to CEO & Administrative Director; Mr. He Jianming, Author of Nanjing Massacre)

Launching Ceremony of NanJing Massacre (May 27th)
On May 27th, Global Sustainability Foundation’s long-term advocate, Mr. He Jianming, writer, professor, and Vice Chairman of China Writers Association, traveled to New York City to celebrate the release of his latest non-fiction publication, Nanjing Massacre, under the New Classic Press (UK). The Nanjing Massacre is an account of the worst mass atrocity in China during the World War II era through the Chinese perspective.
Ms. Luciana Pricop, GSF’s Executive Assistant to the CEO and Administrative Director, attended Mr. He’s launching ceremony to support his exceptional effort to preserve China’s history on behalf of Global Sustainability Foundation. The Foundation congratulates Mr. He for sharing the same commitment in preserving culture and history. 

Global Sustainability Foundation discusses Partnerships for Development at Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference 
Ms. Eliane Sussman, GSF’s Director of Program, was invited to speak at the “Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference” panel at the United Nations Headquarters on May 28th, 2015. Panelists included leaders from the WorldWeWant2015 Campaign, European Broadcasting Union, UN Habitat, and UNESCO. Panelists were asked to discuss how multi-stakeholder partnerships could support the Post-2015 development agenda. They also discussed the “need for investment in knowledge collaboration and ICT infrastructure as precondition for effective engagement from stakeholders and the new generation of philanthropy leaders and how member states and the UN can provide young people with an “enabling environment” for youth led actions.
During the panel, Ms. Eliane Sussman remarked how Global Sustainability Foundation is supporting the Post-2015 Development agenda by mobilizing actions through the sharing of network, knowledge, and resources with major stakeholders and young leaders. 
GSF Attends the High-Level Event of the General Assembly Marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) 

On May 29, 2015 The President of the 69th Session of the General Assembly (PGA), in coordination with the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), hosted the High-level Event of the General Assembly marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action For Youth (WPAY).
“The High-level event offers an important opportunity for Member States and other relevant stakeholders to take stock of progress made in its implementation, identify the gaps and challenges ahead while discussing the best way forward for the full, effective and accelerated implementation of this ground-breaking agreement.”

GSF team attended the high-level meeting not only to express our continuous support of the PGA’s Office but to also be part of the conversation on how we can provide opportunities for the Next Generation of leaders to participate in the Post-2015 development agenda. 
May 2015 Update


We proudly announce Dr. Ruiyun Wang, Vice Chairman & Director of GSF and the Executive Vice Chairman of the China STEM Education Foundation, pledge of $15 million dollars to GSF, distributed over the course of the next seven years, to support GSF’s global education and Science & Technology programs.

May 4-6th, 2015 - Dr. Wang and his team from the STEM Education Foundation were also welcomed by the President of the 69th Session of the United Nations' General Assembly (PGA), Mr. Sam Kutesa, as well as the New York Academy of Sciences in their Headquarters last week to discuss development Strategies for their STEM Project. 
April 22nd - Global Sustainability Foundation (GSF) CEO, Ms. Sheri Yan; Senior Advisor on Public Relations, Mr. Gerard McKeon; and Administrative Director & Executive Assistant to CEO, Ms. Luciana Pricop traveled to Paris to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in support of its achievement and ongoing pursuits of connecting the world digitally. 
April 10th - GSF attended the Committee of 100’s  25th Anniversary on Friday, April 10th, 2015 to display our ongoing support of Chinese-Americans and China-US relations.
March 26th - The “Ark of Return” permanent memorial was finally finished and unveiled in front of the General Assembly of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as a reminder and a celebration of the abolishment of slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Main Highlight: Real Distance STEM Education

March 21st - GSF partnerships with Synertone Communication Corporations has finally launched its pilot Distance Satellite Real-Time Education Network in the remote Guizhou and Ningxia provinces of China; providing internet accessibility in over 200,000 ethnic minorities villages. Our partnerships has resulted in Synertone's pledge of nine of its satellite broadcasting channels and Internet networks to streaming e-learning platforms to developing regions in China. The network is part of the China-STEM initiative with an end goal to provide primary and secondary-level students in developing regions of Asia with STEM e-learning resources, such as mentorship and classroom lessons via Internet access by using telecommunication technology, computers, and visual and radio broadcasts. 

 For more information, here is the ACN Newswire Press Release

March 3rd - New York Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA) hosted a timely discussion event in the city that brought together various STEM leaders and organizations from around the world to discuss the progress of current STEM education projects and assess the potential to expand and improve upon efforts to prepare the next generation of STEM workers and innovators. Representatives from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), GSA Founding Partner ARM Holdings, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL), and the City of Barcelona gathered to share their successes, challenges, and insights on creating effective STEM education and career readiness programs.
February - Eliane Sussman, Director of Programs of GSF, was the moderator for a panel called, “Challenges & Future of Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainable Development" at the YouthSpeak Forum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. As a continuous advocate for youth involvement in global development and the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda, Eliane Sussman led the conversation with four major challenges discussed: Finding a common purpose, understanding stakeholders, adaptability, and transparency. 
March 2-5th - GSF attended the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 2-5 of this year; the world's largest annual gathering of mobile technology industry leaders and key figures. This year's edition of the event includes extensive professional learning and networking, exhibitions, and tradeshows for mobile technology products. Team members Eliane Sussman, Director of Programs, and Luciana Pricop, Executive Assistant to CEO & Administrative Director, traveled to this international conference with the aim of initiating meaningful discussions and building professional connects with private-and public sectors. 
For more information, Please visit our website to read full articles about the events. 


Sheri Yan and Dr. John Ashe.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/
Sheri Yan, Co-Founder and CEO of the Global Sustainability Foundation
and Dr. John Ashe, Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman of Global Board of the Global
Sustainability Foundation & 68th President of the UN General Assembly

Global Sustainability  Foundation
Launches  September 22, 2014
United Nations , NYC
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The Global Sustainability Foundation (GSF),
 launched at the Women Leaders Forum.
GSF – LDNY Power Luncheon    
GSF launch day event -
 Global STEM Alliance Launch
GSF Launch Event - Concert & Gala Dinner    


A unique all-day event at the United Nations for international diplomats, global policymakers, captains of industry, and civil society leaders

09:00 to13:00
Women Leaders Forum

13:00 to 15:00
London  - New York Power Luncheon

15:00 to 18:00
Global STEM Alliance Launch

18:00 to 19:15
VIP Reception

19:15 to 19:45
Concert “Ode to Humanity”
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra

19:45 to 21:45
GSF Launch, Gala Dinner

(Participation of High-Level VIP guests, including Heads of States and Government, Ambassadors, Senior UN Officials and leaders from the business community)


Global Sustainability Day
at the United Nations Headquarters


On September 22, 2014, the 69th Session of the United Nation General Assembly
was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, attended  by many Heads of State and Government and Senior Ministers from the Member States.

On the morning of September 22, a special side event, the “Woman Leaders Forum," was held at UN Headquarters. Discussing  how to: commit, create and implement the Global-Call-To-Action.

The Global Sustainability Foundation (GSF)  launched at the Women Leaders Forum, with the announcement of thematic pillars. These initiatives will provide a platform for the public and private sectors, and non-profit partners, to join together in developing innovative, cross-sector solutions that will bring about lasting and actionable social and economic change to enhance the lives of women and girls, environment/water, energy and resources, and culture.

This event  provide an open communication platform for State Leaders, First Ladies, and other diplomatic representatives to share their comments and discussions, underscoring the vital role of women in achieving sustainable development. It  also provided an opportunity for governments to reaffirm their commitments to ensure women’s equal rights, access and opportunities for participation and leadership in the economical, society and political decision-making.

The First Ladies will utilize their influences to support women and girls’ financial health around the world, and make the world a better place. To cultivate the next generation talents, is one of the most important elements of global sustainable development.

On the afternoon of September 22, at the United Nations headquarters, the New York Academy of Sciences announced to the world, in partnership with UNESCO and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the launch of the Global STEM Alliance, the world’s first social network for gifted high school students – the potential leaders of our future who are at risk of leaving the sciences and engineering. Partnering with Cisco, the Academy is building a unique, invitation-only, website designed to encourage and inspire by enabling the world’s most gifted and talented students to Interact and discuss science, technology, and math with counterparts in participating cities and countries around the world, and the opportunities to communicate with  global educator and experts, as well as the Nobel Laureates, to stimulate their potential and innovations.

After the launch of the Global STEM Alliances, a VIP reception was held jointly by New York Academy of Sciences, Global Sustainability Foundation, and the Global Partnerships Forum, in order to provide a communicating platform
to all the elite attendees.

The days events concluded with an exclusive Gala Dinner and concert at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room, hosted by the Global Sustainability Foundation, The Global Partnerships Forum, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

The Gala Dinner began with a spectacular and unique performance,
 “Ode to Humanity,”
which was performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra, with Mr. Lang Lang,
the United Nations Messenger of Peace, as the acting MC.

Keynote remarks by the President of Palau, and the special acknowledgement
of two leading international personalities:

Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré,  Former, Secretary-General
 of the International Telecommunication Union


Dr. John Ashe, Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Global Board of the Global Sustainability Foundation & 68th President of the UN General Assembly

The Global Sustainable Development Foundation (GSDF),
 launched at the Women Leaders Forum.
GSDF – LDNY Power Luncheon
GSF launch day event - Global STEM Alliance Launch
GSF Launch Event - Concert & Gala Dinner
GSF launch day at the UN
Sheri Yan - Vice Chairman & CEO of the Global Sustainable  Foundation
Dr. John W. Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly (68th Session) &

 Honorary Chairman of Global Sustainable Development Foundation,

 Global Advisory Board
Gala Dinner at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room
Ban Soon-Taek

Ban Soon-Taek

Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair

Michcel Sidibe, Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, Don’t know, Cherie Blair, Dr. Veronique Ines Thouvenot, Dr. Kristie Holmes, Gabriela Isler,
Michcel Sidibe, Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, Don’t know, Cherie Blair, Dr. Veronique Ines Thouvenot, Dr. Kristie Holmes, Gabriela Isler,
Nareumon Sinhaseni,
Wan Yuhua

Wan Yuhua

Nancy Zimpher
Nancy Zimpher
Sheri Yan
Sheri Yan
Lang Lang, Dr. John Ashe, Phil Scanlan, Global Sustainable Development Foundation Board Member, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Board Member and Chief Operating Officer.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

Lang Lang, Dr. John Ashe,
Phil Scanlan, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Board Members of GSF

 Yan Zhen, Lang Lang and Yingmin Zhu.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/
 Yan Zhen, Lang Lang and Yingmin Zhu
Ellis Rubinstein,
Ellis Rubinstein, Amir Dossal,
Anilla Cherian, wife of the  General Assembly 68 th President John Ashe
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Sheri Yan, Phil Scanlan, Eliane Sussman,
Dr. Hamadoun L Toure, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union .  Photo by:  Rose Billings/
Dr. Hamadoun L Toure, Secretary-General, 
International Telecommunication Union
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/
Sergio Fernandez de Cordova
Patrick Sciarratta, Shweta Tariello, Dr.K.P.R Raaja,H .E Angelo Autonio Tonello, Santosh Menon, Cassidy Daly, Ashok Krish.  Photo by:  Rose Biillings/
Patrick Sciarratta, Shweta Tariello, Dr.K.P.R Raaja, H .E Angelo Autonio Tonello,
 Santosh Menon,
Cassidy Daly, Ashok Krish
Joyce Brooks, Yan Zhen, and Yingmin Zhu.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/
Joyce Brooks, Yan Zhen, and Yingmin Zhu
Over View of the GSF Foundation

The mission of the Global Sustainability Foundation
(GSF) is to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium
Development Goals and the new Sustainable Development
Goals. It will work with UN organizations around the world to
support programmes and projects across sectors such as the life
sciences, resources/energy, environment, education and financial inclusion.
The Foundation engages with a broad range of private
sector and civil society leaders, to support the goals and
objectives of the United Nations.

Global Advisory Board

GSF is privileged to have a world-class Global Advisory Board,
with the President of the 68th Session of the UN General
Assembly, Dr. John Ashe, serving as the Honorary Chairman of the
Board. Dr. Ashe has long been devoted to sustainable
development initiatives, and has been at the frontier of the battle
against global warming and eliminating poverty. He has served
on the governing bodies of all major UN environmental
agreements, including serving as the first Chairman of the
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism of the
Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change, Co- Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for
the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
(also known as Rio+20), which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
in June 2012, the Chairman of the New York chapter of Group of
77 and China (G77), President of the Executive Board of
UNDP/UNFPA and as President of Executive Board of UNICEF.

Executive Board

Mr. Ellis Rubinstein, Special Advisor to the Science Innovation Committee

Mr. Ellis Rubinstein is the President and CEO of The New York Academy of Sciences, a 191-year-old institution that is the third oldest scientific society in the United States. Mr. Rubinstein is also an award-winning journalist and Editor of Science for a decade. He negotiated the Chinese government’s first national license for access to Western content, and pioneered in the creation of global partnerships with China’s Ministry
 of Science and Technology.

Ms. Sheri Yan, Co-Founder and CEO

Sheri Yan is the founder and investor of the ACCM group. She has more than 25 years of experience and a successful track record in providing intimate knowledge, understanding, and credibility, in order to navigate commercial deals successfully and in a timely way through the complexities of corporate practice and government regulation in Asia. Sheri Yan is also the Adviserto the President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Mr. Phillip Scanlan, Special Advisor to the Resources Committee & Founder of the New York Global Leaders Dialogue

Phil Scanlan served as Australian Consul General in New York from April 2009 to September 2013. While Consul General he was elected President of the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York, the largest in the world with 135 member countries. Phil’s career spans enterprise, education, public policy, NGO entrepreneurship and diplomacy. He has more than 25 years of global experience in chief/senior executive roles – including his leadership at Coca-Cola Amatil which achieved “best performer” status among Australia’s top 30 listed stocks in the early 1990s. In 1992, Phil founded the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, described publicly as the most significant exercise in private diplomacy to come out of Australia.

Mr. Amir Dossal, Special Advisor to the Partnerships Committee & Founder and Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum

Amir is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations, and was the UN’s Chief Liaison for Partnerships. As Executive Director, he managed the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner; and forged strategic alliances with governments, multilateral agencies, business groups, foundations and civil society, to address the MDGs. The Global Partnerships Forum’s mission is to develop innovative partnerships and alliances for positive social change. Amir also serves as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of ITU for Global partnerships and Special Envoy of the President of Palau.

Mr. Sergio Fernandez De Cordova, Special Advisor for Media & Branding & Founder of PVBLIC Foundation

Sergio is a founding member of the UN Foundation’s Young Entrepreneur Council. In 2012, Dell Inc. named Sergio one of its #Inspired 100 leading global influencers in entrepreneurship, those who use technology to empower and inspire others. In 2007, Sergio was nominated as New York’s Best Up and Coming CEOs by
 the NYC Executive Council.

Advisory Board

GSF’s Advisory Board will consist of experts in the areas around which GSF's committees are focused. The Advisory Board members will guide the development
 of each GSF Committee.

H.E. Ms. Paulette Bethel, President-Elect of GSF, former Chef de Cabinet, Office of President of 68th UN General Assembly

Ms. Jun Wei, Special Advisor to GSF, Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells

Mr. Ian Hutchison, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of GSF,
 former Chairman of Freehills

Management Team

GSF has built a decisive management team, with rich experience in the execution of day-to-day operations, as well as international and government relations.

The Management Team includes:

Ms. Heidi Park, Director of Finance

Mr. William Liu, Director of Corporate Development

Ms. Eliane Sussman, Director of Operations & Programming

This team serves as a critical foundation to promote GSF’s mission
 and delivering on its goals.

Founding Members

The Founding Supporting Organizations of GSF include the ACCM Group, the Global Partnerships Forum, the New York Global Leadership Dialogue, the PVBLIC Foundation, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

The Global Sustainability Foundation is very grateful for the generous support from our key international partners.

The Foundation has established Leadership Committees for its key areas of focus, that follow the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and its core missions are executed under these Committees.   



Past Events

Global Sustainability Foundation
Luncheon at the
The New York Academy of Sciences

Sheri Yan, Executive Vice Chairman, Global Sustainable Development Foundation

Amir Dossal, Board Member and Special Advisor to the Partnerships Committee of GSF, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Board Member and Special Advisor in Media & Branding of GSF, Sheri Yan, CEO of GSF, Phil Scanlan, Board Member and Special Advisor to the Resources Committee of GSF, Ellis Rubinstein, Special Advisor to the Science Innovation Committee of GSF & President of the New York Academy of Sciences, Heidi Park, Director of Finance of GSF, William Liu, Director of Corporate Development of GSF.

Global Sustainability Foundation

Luncheon at the
The New York Academy of Sciences


 New York Academy of Sciences, one of GSF's founding supporting organizations,
hosted an Academy luncheon to discuss with world renowned scientists in education and other fields on topics including global Scientific and technology Innovation and the sustainable development process in China.

The Global Sustainability Foundation (GSF) is an not-for-profit organization initiated by the President of 68th United Nation General Assembly, and jointly founded by the ACCM group, the New York Global Leadership Dialogue, the G20 Youth Leadership Alliances and the New York Academy of Sciences – sponsors who rank amongst some of the world’s most respected international companies.

The GSF mission is in line with the UN’s Post-2015 goals; it will work with
 UN organizations and be involved in all key aspects of UN’s sustainable development goals by focusing on the life sciences, resources/energy, environment, education, culture and financial sectors.

In order to become the world’s leading authority in the area of sustainable development, GSF is structured so that it will have several different committees working in different sectors. This will ensure that each sector both receives due attention and that its work can be streamlined and focused, ensuring success.


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