The inaugural US Ireland Summit will take place virtually on July 1, 2021. Produced by events company, iQuest and Business Post Live, the US Ireland Summit 2021 is a one day conference for business leaders and will focus on the US and Irish political, business and economic agendas — underscoring the growing opportunities of stronger transatlantic relations.

The US Ireland Summit will lead into the European Economic Summit 2022, which will take place in Mount Falcon Estate, Mayo, Ireland in June 2022. Both Summits will give buisness community the opportunity to join a network of global leaders driving the conversation on the future for Ireland, Europe and the US.

For the 2021 Summit, Maura Kelly was recruited to create and moderate a rich panel around global challenges, corporate sustainability and ESG investing. She also advised the team on potential strategic partnerships in New York.

The result: Uniting to Tackle Global Challenges: Lessons in Leadership coming in July 2021

Overview: In the midst of ongoing pandemic developments, a growing climate crisis, uneven global economic recovery, and a movement to tackle racism, business and philanthropic organizations are being called on to play a larger role in building a more sustainable and inclusive world. In this panel, we explore the role of leaders, corporations and philanthropy in this current environment to impact economic and social progress. 

Objective: Focusing on leaders and what they, and their organizations are doing in Sustainability and ESG – Economic Social Governance initiatives to help move the world forward for everyone. The panelists share their current initiatives related to:

  • Environment – addressing climate related risks and opportunities
  • Social – Access, Education, Community and DEI (Diversity, Equity Inclusion)
  • Governance/ Economic – Diverse management boards, driving long term profitability.

Panelists: Chair, Maura Kelly

Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Consumer Group 

Caitriona Fottrell, President and CEO, The Ireland Funds

Kevin Maughan, Founder and CEO, UrbanVolt, a clean energy company.

Summit speakers to date:

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