Values and Interdependency: Social Good Summit Takeaway

by Elena on September 25, 2012 in Giving Back

The Social Good Summit wrapped up yesterday in New York City amidst the excitement of United Nations Week. #SGSGlobal was a global conversation created in partnership with Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, Ericsson, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

To say that three days at the Social Summit are intense would be an understatement. Imagine taking a deep dive into an abyss of topics that you are passionate about. Topics that are not easily digested at times. Topics that cause you to reflect and that can make your heart beat faster or your stomach to knot up all in the same moment.

There are so many things to share from the Social Good Summit. Thoughts from thought leaders, challenges from large non profits and corporations, statistics, and personal stories.

The takeaway that struck me the most is that social action is a value based concept instead of issues based.  And the issues? Regardless of the issues, are all interdependent.  Three days of speakers and topics, three days of powerful words, the themes are simple…and everything, and I mean EVERYTHING focuses on the idea of values being interdependent.

Major takeaway from the social good summit | Ciao Mom

I have more thoughts…more ideas…more things to share. But for today, I will leave you with a powerful video, a collaboration with Beyoncé and the United Nations for World Humanitarian Day. The question is…what mark will you leave to show that you were here?

Ciao Mom



I participated in the Social Good Summit as a Shot@Life Social Good Fellow. My expenses to attend #SGSGlobal were provided. No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own—because well, this is important. This is what Live.Do.Grow. is all about.

If you are curious about the Social Good Summit, check out the highlights, pictures, and video over at Mashable.

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Jessica @FoundtheMarbles September 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I couldn’t agree more. We are all at a point where our connectivity has made is interdependent on one another. The opportunities are endless but they require our participation.

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