São Paolo, Brazil, 15 April 2024Values 20 (V20) announces its transition to Brazil, with Values Move and the UN Global Compact Network Brazil leading the efforts for 2024. This significant move marks a pivotal moment in the journey of V20, an initiative that has been at the forefront of advocating values-centred policies within the global G20 discourse. The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF), the official organisers of V20 India, passed on the baton at a high-profile UN event, the Ambition 2030 Forum, which was held in São Paulo, on Wednesday, 3rd April 2024.

Under the theme “Values Visions: The Collaborative Advantage,” V20 Brazil 2024 aims to activate collaborative contributions for regenerative futures. Energetic Transition, Inclusive Leadership, Evolutionary Education, and AI & Digital Ethics are some of the priority areas for the group.

The Ambition 2030 Forum sought to inspire and inform, amplifying the engagement of Brazilian companies with corporate sustainability agendas, a goal that resonates with V20 Brazil’s mission to foster inclusive contributions to this year’s G20 discourse. 

During its presidency, V20 Brazil will also present a National Values Assessment Brazil 2024, with a Brazilian population-representative sample, that will provide database systemic inputs. These inputs will be presented throughout the year in collaboration with UNGC Network Brazil to promote the engagement of global community agents and to influence G20 the urge of qualified values decision-making in the formulation of public policies in G20 Brazil. 

The NVA Brasil 2024 will have a special focus on Gender Equality, making tangible the importance of the diversity of voices in Brazilian society, as well as the requests and expectations of the roles and responsibilities to be implemented by civil society, private organizations, and governmental institutions oriented towards possible future co-creation.

Hosted by The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF), V20 India in 2023 emerged as a beacon of transformative leadership, guided by the philosophy of the G20 Indian Presidency, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: One Earth-One Family-One Future”. Under the leadership of H.E. Monika Kapil Mohta as the Sherpa and Mr. Shiv Khemka as the V20 Founding Member and India Chair, the V20 India Summit successfully convened luminaries and delegates from diverse backgrounds, fostering innovative dialogues inspired by the theme “LEAD with Values” under the task forces of Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship, and Environment.

In light of this transition, the V20 India/tGELF team conveyed their congratulations and said, “In a world of ever-evolving global challenges, the need for values has never been more critical. We are happy to pass on the baton to Brazil to take the V20 efforts forward and drive the values agenda on a global scale.”

On this occasion, Inês Medeiros, Founder of Values Move said, “We believe that values-based decision-making is critical to fostering transversal dialogues that promote regenerative social evolution. It is a great honor and responsibility for Values Move Consulting to lead V20 Brazil 2024 and to continue the fantastic work developed by tGELF in V20 India 2023.”

Carlos Linkevieius, CEO, UN Global Compact Network Brazil also said, “I am thrilled about the synergy between the V20 initiative, Values Move, and our network during the Brazilian G20 presidency. This collaboration marks a significant step towards integrating values-based decision-making into the global agenda, highlighting the crucial role of values in crafting policies for a sustainable and just world. Our combined efforts will undoubtedly influence positive change and showcase the power of unity in addressing global challenges.”

Founded in 2020, under the Saudi Arabian Presidency, the V20 first focused on the “Value of Values”. In 2021, under the Italian Presidency, its work shifted to an even deeper focus on the application of values with the theme “Values in Action”. In 2022, under the Indonesian Presidency, the V20’s orienting theme was “Values at the Centre”.

As Brazil assumes the presidency of the G20 for the first time since 2008, the V20 goals and task forces align with the Lula administration’s motto, “Building a Just World and a Sustainable Planet.” Brazil’s agenda for the G20 focuses on key issues such as the fight against hunger, poverty, and inequality, sustainable development in its economic, social, and environmental dimensions, and reform of the global governance system.

As the V20 initiative transitions to Brazil, it solidifies its commitment to promoting values-driven policymaking, unity, and environmental consciousness on the global stage. The forthcoming collaboration between V20 Brazil and the G20 presidency underscores a shared vision of building a just and sustainable world for future generations.


About UNGC

The UN Global Compact Network Brazil was created in 2003, and today it is the second largest local network in the world, with more than 1,900 participants. More than 50 projects in the country cover mainly the themes: Water and Sanitation, Food and Agriculture, Energy and Climate, Human Rights and Labor, Anti-corruption, Engagement and Communication. 

For more information, follow @pactoglobalonubr on social media and visit our website at www.pactoglobal.org.br 

About Values Move 

Values ​​​​Move was born to contribute to a world in which people and organizations connect despite differences. They believe that a strong culture is a living culture. It’s bringing together presence and vulnerability at the optimum point to take action. It’s putting values ​​into movement through responsible behavior and speech, active listening to the interests of others, and thus making decisions based on purpose. To achieve this, they offer experiences, lectures, workshops, cultural transformation processes, and co-create unique solutions for their clients, and use a diversity of recognized methodologies to support their programs.  

To learn more about Values Move, visit www.valuesmove.com

About Values 20

Values 20 (V20) is a global community of values experts and practitioners that seeks to actively engage with the Group of 20 (G20). Its global community produces high-impact policies and recommendations that are presented to the G20 Heads of State every year for their consideration and activation. It aims to add depth to the understanding of values in public policy with the goal of providing the G20 with evidence-based, human-centered policy solutions that contribute to overcoming global challenges. V20 focuses on how we, as global citizens, can collectively and consciously apply values to benefit the planet and the people that inhabit it.

To learn more about Values 20, visit www.values20.org

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