Angela Southern will discuss evidence that despite 30 years of cumulative effort by successive governments, funders, advisors, advocates, lobbyists, donors, charities and volunteers, the nett result has seen a significant increase in child poverty. Worldwide social/societal problems have led to the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 by 150 world leaders – the first of these being "No Poverty". She will argue that the biggest need is money and the ability to use that money wisely and effectively to reduce child poverty. In the context of Ban Ki-moon's announcement on 10 October 2016 of the launch of a new platform for identifying and scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the SDGs by 2030; Angela Sothern will speak about her financial/funding model, designed to raise hundreds of billions of dollars, year on year, to help fund the SDGs which she hopes can be achieved without "hurting pockets".
About Angela Sothern
- Founder, CEO and volunteer for The New Zealand Network Charitable Trust (to be renamed The Global Support Network Charitable Trust). Reg: CC51522.
- Social innovator and entrepreneur. Designer of the 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program. This is a charity 'loyalty' fundraising program, specifically designed to raise significant funds, while financially benefitting those that participate in the program. This program saw the charity as a finalist in the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards (Community Innovation Award category).
- Company owner and director of AIMS Supporter Services Limited, fundraising/support agency (est. 2010).
- Company owner and director U-GO Products Limited (est. 2008), a natural health manufacturing, packaging and distribution company.
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