NEW YORK, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From July 22-25, 2015, Nexus Global Youth Summit is proud to host 500+ leading millennial philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs from across the world at the United Nations to learn, discuss, and collaborate in accelerating solutions to global problems.
"We unite the millennial generation around the most pressing issues of our time to empower them to make the greatest impact with their social, political, and philanthropic capital," said Rachel Cohen Gerrol, co-founder of Nexus.
This year the Nexus program features celebrated leaders of all generations including Alexander Soros, philanthropist; Ruma Bose, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and author; Ray Chambers, philanthropist, humanitarian, and United Nations Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria; and Hamdi Ulukaya, philanthropist and CEO of Chobani.
Other global change-makers speaking at the Summit are Deepak Chopra, acclaimed author and Founder of The Chopra Foundation and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing; Meryl Davis, Olympic Gold Medalist; Mohombi, R&B singer-songwriter; Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013; Priyanka Jain, Girl Up Youth Champion; Robert Swan, the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles; and Tom Chi, Co-Founder of Google X.
The Summit also spotlights impact technologies including a 3-D printed arm, life-saving drones, and empathy-enhancing virtual reality films.
Founded in 2011, Nexus unites its 2500+ members from over 70 countries into a community that seeks to create a new, expanded, and holistic definition of wealth, which integrates intellect, talent, time, and motivation with the financial. Nexus has hosted over 20 summits across five continents in only four short years to build bridges between exceptional young people from diverse backgrounds.
Nexus summits have inspired millions of dollars of donations to international nonprofits and have been the birthplace of many significant social enterprises including: Constellation, an imaging system that empowers patients to conduct quick, cost-effective, full body scans for signs of skin cancer; Good Super, Australia's first social impact pension fund; and Satisfeito, a movement that prevents food waste and combats child hunger.
In conjunction with the Summit, Nexus is releasing a white paper entitled "Born to Give: A Human Approach to Catalyzing Philanthropy." The report, supported by the Whitman Institute, proposes that focusing on the social and emotional development behind philanthropy is one of the most effective approaches to increasing the next generation's impulse towards generosity.
"Social movements happen when a group of passionate and visionary leaders come together to make them happen. That is what we are trying to do and what this world needs more of," said co-founder of Nexus, Jonah Wittkamper.
Nexus proudly operates as an initiative of the Giving Back Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization.