abc* Foundation Announces the Program for the 2013 Continuity Forum President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Larry Summers, Buzz Aldrin, David Axelrod, Jane Goodall, and Arianna Huffington Join Social Entrepreneurship Leaders to Address Critical Issues Across the Americas

MIAMI, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Business Council Foundation (abc*) announced its featured speakers and 21 leading social entrepreneurs who will present new initiatives and vie for funding at the 2013 Continuity Forum, to be held in Miami Beach on November 6th and 7th.

Now in its third year, the Continuity Forum is the preeminent event for sustainability and social entrepreneurship focused on the Americas. Founded by Latin American business and media leaders Emilio Azcarraga, Chairman and CEO, Grupo Televisa; Angelica Fuentes, President and CEO, Grupo Omnilife; Jorge Vergara, Chairman, Grupo Omnilife; Mario Scarpetta, Chairman, Grupo Azurita; and Guillermo Romo, President, Grupo Mega, abc*'s mission is to identify, replicate, and improve the most innovative global solutions to use in the Americas. Going well beyond traditional philanthropy, abc* chooses its portfolio of supported initiatives by identifying organizations who can have a tremendous impact once they receive abc*'s hands-on support, financial assistance, and data-driven planning. 

The 2013 Continuity Forum will convene an elite group of more than 500 business, media, and political leaders. abc* will choose three of the 21 social entrepreneurs to receive funding and intensive advisory, media and marketing support over the next two years. 

Featured speakers include Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Larry Summers, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Arteaga, David Axelrod, Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Jeffrey Hollender, Arianna Huffington, Chris Jordan, Thomas E. Lovejoy, and Mark Tercek.

The organizations chosen to present their projects for funding include Africa meets Africa, Canasta de Semillas, Development Reality Institute, Enova, Genesys Works, Green Social Bioethanol, Grupo EOZ, Institucion Renace A. B. P., Instituto Alana, Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, La Organizacion para la Conservacion de Cetaceos, Peace First, PROSPERA, Recycle Across America/Recycle Across the World, RodAda Hacker, Saude & Algeria, Streetfootballworld, TdB, The Open Technology Institute's Commotion Wireless Project, Welcoming America, Echale! a tu Casa.

Visit www.abccontinuityforum.com for updates and follow us on Twitter @abc_foundation and Facebook at www.facebook.com/abcfoundation. The event hashtag is #abcforum.

ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED BY abc*.  Members of the media may apply for accreditation at press@abcfound.org.

To purchase attendee tickets please go to www.abccontinuityforum.org/register.

For more information, please visit www.abcfound.org.

SOURCE abc* Foundation



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