Nexus Lab on Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Conservation Panel

2016 Nexus Global Youth Summit

Award Date: May 27, 2016

Awarded: $10,000

The mission of Nexus is to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions. Nexus is a global movement to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With thousands of members from 70 countries, they work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions. Founded in 2011, Nexus has hosted over 20 summits across six continents to connect young people from diverse backgrounds and link communities that would otherwise never meet. Nexus also conducts research and provides thought leadership to facilitate collaboration and build a global culture of philanthropy.

Through the Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Conservation Panel, they will work to restore a caring and respectful relationship with nature by addressing the culture of separation that currently exists. They will uncover and address the different levels at which plants and animals are mistreated or used in unsustainable ways for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. The Nexus membership will convene at the United Nations in New York for the 6th annual Global Summit In July 2016.

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