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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Barry Palte

EQ Capital Partners
Barry Palte is a global investment expert with a primary focus on sustainable investing and achieving positive social and private investment outcomes through his private investment platform.

Barry served as Global Chairman of the International Association of Investment Bankers – recently renamed Orion International Advisors (a global network of investment banks with member firms in the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Japan, India, Brazil, China and Australia).

His global relationships and partners provide access to unique investment opportunities which combine exceptional investment returns with tightly managed risk, all while focusing on delivering social outcomes explicitly mapped to sustainable development goals.

Barry has a deep passion for the health of people and our planet and all his investment projects must contribute explicitly to these goals., Barry is very much of the belief that social impact and leading investment returns are not mutually exclusive.

Since retiring from formal investment banking in March 2019, he has been focused on partnering with other investment groups globally to deliver high impact investment outcomes