Social good for business

In 2030, how will we know if the private sector has meaningfully contributed to achieving the SDGs? While the SDGs have specific targets focused on government reporting, there is no commonly accepted measurement and accountability mechanism to guide business efforts. Our vision is to go into 2030 with a clear scorecard of impact towards the Goals - demonstrating the role that the private sector has played to accelerate progress in a tangible way. Join the conversation to hear from leading experts on how we can set a new gold standard for measurement success to hold ourselves accountable as we march towards 2030 in a smarter way.

Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. She also serves on Facebook’s board of directors. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank. Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with the highest distinction from Harvard Business School. Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey. Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her fiancé and their five children.
Arielle Gross Samuels
Arielle Gross Samuels Head of Global Business Strategy and Engagement, Facebook Arielle Gross Samuels is the Head of Global Business Strategy and Engagement at Facebook. She leads a team on Global Business Marketing that builds initiatives and strategic partnerships focused on social good and business equality, in service of 180M+ businesses around the world. At Facebook since 2013, she has held a number of roles at the company, including most recently serving as the Business Lead for Global Business Marketing and Creative, running the business of the global organization, and serving as a strategic advisor to the VP of Global Business Marketing and Chief Creative Officer of Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Samuels did Engineering and Construction Consulting at Deloitte. Accolades include being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing and Advertising, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, Board Member of the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, Adweek Executive Mentor, Representative on the United Nations Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, Lead of Facebook Women New York, Founding Member of Chief, and Advisor for #BuiltByGirls. Samuels holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she founded the Arielle Gross Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund to accelerate the diversity of engineering students.
Sara Krüger Falk
Sara Krüger Falk Executive Director, UN Global Compact Sara Krüger Falk is the Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Denmark. She has a longstanding commitment to driving systematic sustainable development through her roles in both the private and public sectors. Sara is passionate about enabling the business community in advancing sustainable change through responsible corporate practices. She is also chairperson of The 2030 Panel - the advisory body established by the Danish Parliament to support context-sensitive learning and action for impactful national sustainable development policy-making in Denmark.
Sean de Cleene
Sean de Cleene Executive Committee Member, World Economic Forum Sean de Cleene is the Head of Food System Initiative and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. Sean has strong private sector, NGO, entrepreneurship, and development experience. He has held senior positions in the private sector, primarily as the Senior Vice-President, Global Initiatives, Strategy, and Business Development, Yara International, the world’s leading global crop nutrition company, and recently as Vice-President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa AGRA. Former pro bono roles included: Chair, World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture Project Board; Co-Chair Emeritus, Grow Africa; Special Adviser to the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Food Security and Nutrition. Current trustee roles include The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and The Partnering Initiative (TPI).
Sahba Sobhani
Sahba Sobhani Director Private Sector Policy Center, UNDP Sahba brings 19 years of experience in the private sector in Silicon Valley, Singapore, and at UNDP as Programme Advisor, Team Leader, and Programme Manager including as the technical lead for the recently endorsed UNDP private sector strategy. He has significant partnership development and advocacy experience with the private sector working with over 100 companies and business organizations and a track record of operational leadership, innovation, and management of 6 global UNDP-led strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives in the area of business and development including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business and has been the principal author and content manager of all 5 major UNDP-led reports in the area of the private sector in development, Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives in the executive office of the former Administrator of UNDP, Mark Malloch Brown, including the Commission on the Private Sector and Development, and the African Financial Markets Initiative. He co-authored Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, the seminal report of the Private Sector Commission produced at the request of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Mr. Sobhani was the managing editor of the African Stock Markets Handbook. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).
Subah Saiyara Mahbub
Subah Saiyara Mahbub 2021-22 Girl Up Teen Advisor Subah Saiyara Mahbub is a high school senior living in Queens, New York. Subah currently serves as a 2021-22 Girl Up Teen Advisor and monitors the Girl Up New York and Girl Up Bangladesh Coalitions. Subah and the Girl Up New York team have arranged multiple workshops and advocacy bootcamps to create awareness in New York City regarding gender-based violence and menstrual equity. Subah also has planned and executed the spread of the Girl Up movement to Bangladesh and has successfully established Girl Up Bangladesh Coalition. Currently, Subah is training girls in the Dhaka region to be successful Girl Up leaders in their communities. Apart from Girl Up, Subah founded her student-led organization, “Future STEM Leaders”, which focuses on decreasing the opportunity gap in STEM for underprivileged communities and minority groups. Subah and her team are fundraising to donate school and STEM supplies to underprivileged communities in Haiti, Ecuador, and Bangladesh. In her free time, Subah loves cooking for her family and enjoys reading novels.


Hear from Subah Mahbub, Girl Up Teen Advisor on why future-proofing 2030 success matters to her and her generation.

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